Pebble Time to start shipping on May 27th

Pebble Time to start shipping on May 27th
Pebble has announced that its new Pebble Time smartwatch will start shipping on May 27th. The Kickstarter funded sequel to the original Pebble and Pebble Steel has been in production since the beginning of the month. At the pace that the timepiece is rolling off of the assembly line, all of the watches promised to those who funded the project will be produced by the end of this month. At that time, backers will be asked to finalize their selections.

Those set to receive a Pebble Time due to the amount that they gave the company, will receive a tracking number pertaining to their watch shipment no later than the middle of next month. Pebble says that shipments will continue "on a rolling basis" as soon as the devices reach distribution centers. Over 78,000 people provided more than $20 million to help get Pebble Time off the ground.

With a color e-paper display and a battery that runs up to seven days before needing a charge, Pebble Time is a nice upgrade from the original Pebble watches. Pebble Time Watch is the name of the new app for the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, which will allow you to control the timepiece from your smartphone. The old Locker page has been replaced by a page called My Pebble and the watch will store as many apps as can fit in its memory. There is no more eight app limit. Apps that don't fit on your Pebble Time will be loaded from the watch to the app and vice versa.

Pebble has come a long way since its original record breaking success on Kickstarter. But with the competition now much fiercer, the company is counting on Pebble Time to keep the Pebble name relevant.



source: Kickstarter via AndroidCentral

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6 Comments

1. EngleBertZombie

Posts: 36; Member since: May 22, 2015

That new ui for the pebble looks snappy AF.

4. waddup121 unregistered

snappppyyyy

2. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

mhmm, 1: the watches look TOO kiddy 2: whats up with the amount of none used space in the frame, every little amount of space for screen counts because they are so small.

3. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The screen is a 80s one. After (and before) the Apple Watch there is no smartwatch.

6. eyedoc81

Posts: 56; Member since: May 20, 2011

Yes, color e-ink is so 80's (sarcasm). You should research just what goes into making one of those screens in just black and white, much less color. It's pretty amazing, honestly. For the sake of the screen always on and only having to charge once per 7-10 days, I'll gladly take the limited color palette over the other battery-hungry screens.

5. eyedoc81

Posts: 56; Member since: May 20, 2011

Can't wait to get one! Too bad I didn't back the kickstarter, I'm guessing they won't be available to purchase until July or August.

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