FCC gets timely visit from the Pebble smartwatch

FCC gets timely visit from the Pebble smartwatch
The most funded project in the history of Kickstarter with funding pledges totaling $10 million, the Pebble smartwatch missed out on the holiday season, as expected. That was the second delay for the device, which was originally supposed to launch in September. Using Bluetooth, the watch pairs with your smartphone to alert you to calls, messages, email (including Gmail), tweets, Facebook messages and even has apps for joggers and golfers. The device will also read texts and iMessages meant for Apple iPhone users. All this in a waterproof 50mm x 30mm body. Pebble's iOS and Android app lets you change the watchface whenever you want, from a number of great designs. The watch will be available in Arctic White, Jet Black or Cherry Red. A forth color will be selected by the public.

While the actual launch date for the Pebble smartwatch is unknown, the device did visit the FCC which is at the least, one important task that needed to be done before the watch was made available in the U.S. The group behind Pebble might be beginning to feel some pressure to release the smartwatch after hearing talk that Apple and Intel could be working together on a 1.5 inch iOS smartwatch of their own, that obviously would be one of Pebble's top competitors.

source: FCCKickstarter via Engadget


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