Kickstarter record-funded Pebble smartwatch overwhelmed by demand, won't make it in September

Kickstarter record-funded Pebble smartwatch overwhelmed by demand, won't make it in September
The Pebble smartwatch is the very embodiment of crowd-funding success - it got $10 million in funding, exceeding its initial target of $100,000 more than 100 times. We guess that some of you have backed the exciting project, but bad news is that the Pebble watch won’t be meeting its September release date.

Initially, the company planned on making 1,000 watches and shipping them to backers, but now with 85,000 Pebble watches that have to be manufactured, backers will have to wait a bit more to get their device.

The guys behind Pebble say that the watches will be delayed but hope that scaling the production will not take too long.



If you want the good news, though, it’s that Pebble is getting another color. Backers voted for the orange version along with the standard black, white and red. Right now, the watch is in the Engineering Verification phase.

source: Pebble via TheVerge


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