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Pebble smartwatch may finally get a release date at CES

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Pebble smartwatch may finally get a release date at CES
The Pebble smartwatch is a Kickstarter success story, gathering thousands of likes and more importantly millions of dollars to kick off the project. Sadly, as most Kickstarter projects it has now been delayed a couple of times and there is no fixed release date.

That is likely to finally change as the Pebble team is gearing up to name the release date at CES on January 9th, 2013.

Pebble had 68,000 backers who have pledged $100 or more to the project, granting them a smartwatch. Luckily, despite the slight delays, the team is constantly keeping backers in the know about its progress, so there are no surprises.

What makes Pebble different is the fact that it not only connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth, but also features an e-ink display for lower power consumption and good visibility even under direct sunlight.

source: GetPebble

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posted on 04 Jan 2013, 09:05

1. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 867; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Can't wait for mine to come in :)

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 09:41

2. JGuinan007 (Posts: 641; Member since: 19 May 2011)


I still don't understand whats the big deal about this product when Sony has had the same thing even better out for a few years nowhttp://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666443169

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 10:58 3

3. tyguy829 (Posts: 24; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


that has an oled display, which is a huge power suck and can't be seen outside whatsoever (like a smartphone). The e-ink display lasts for about a week and can be seen outside. Plus the pebble has bluetooth 4.0 low energy, saving even more power. And it's waterproof

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 11:06

4. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


me neither

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 11:18 1

5. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


and what about i'm watch?

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 12:48 2

8. Captain_Doug (Posts: 792; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I wouldn't buy anything that had an "i" at the beginning.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 06:10

13. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


apple doesnt have anything to do with i'm watch. its i'm not i.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 11:10

14. Captain_Doug (Posts: 792; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Still. It's a lousy marketing name.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 18:35

11. Igneel (unregistered)


I'm watch is a good watch to compete with Sony's smartwatch. It has lots of feature but it uses android as its base. The watch lags and not responsive at times. But it is a good start. I'd really like to see this Pebble watch come into the market..

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 11:21

6. Dr.Phil (Posts: 935; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Perhaps if Sony released an updated version of the watch people may look at it again. I think the attention the Pebble is getting is due to the design as well as just the graphical layout of the watch (people like simplistic designs). It also is somewhat customizable and it apparently will have it's own app store which is kind of nice.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 12:21 2

7. buccob (Posts: 1570; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


As much as I like Sony's idea, when you think about day to day usage, the Pebble has more advantages.

I do not need a color screen on my watch, I would rather have a low power continuously ON screen showing me the time for A WEEK without needing recharge.

Sony failed in the execution with many people complaining on battery, constant connection drops and unreliability.

I am waiting for Sony's Odin or Yuga... depending on 3G bands and I will match it with a Pebble later on =)

Also, the pebble was made waterproof.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 13:06

9. naptown2 (Posts: 70; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)


who cares

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:30

10. Xperia42 (Posts: 60; Member since: 30 May 2012)


That's cool, Pebble Smartwatch

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 23:18

12. TheLegend8 (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)


The design of Sony's version is not good for me. Pebble has better. I'm watch is good also however its too expensive.

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