Pebble smartwatch delayed, won't be ready for the holidays

Pebble smartwatch delayed, won't be ready for the holidays
The Pebble smartwatch is an e-paper watch that from the get-go continued to set records on Kickstarter. The watch hit its $100,000 funding target in just two hours. In 28 hours, the pledges hit $1 million and kept going. By May, all 85,000 units were sold out and the pledges had hit $10 million. Originally set to be delivered in September, the watch was delayed. On Friday, those who ordered the Pebble smartwatch received an e-card with a poem that once again said the product was being delayed. The take off on "The Night before Christmas" is followed by the comment that "Your Pebble is coming soon".

There was some good news announced today. The Pebble will work with the SMS on the Apple iPhone. Text and iMessages meant for the Apple iPhone and Apple iPod touch will be able to be read on the watch. When paired with a mobile device, alarms, message alerts and notifications can be displayed. The watch is 50mm x 30mm and is in a waterproof body. 22mm watch bands are compatible with the Pebble smartwatch. Final colors were announced. Those who ordered the device can choose from white, black, red, grey, and orange. To select a color, those who have placed an order can head to their accounts page and make a selection as long as it is done before December 14th.

The delay will prevent those who ordered the Pebble smartwatch from receiving it in time for the holidays.


source: SlashGear
 

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6 Comments

1. Schuler2828

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

This is crazy I was thinking how cool would it be to have a watch like an iPod Nano that displays messages and connects with your smartphone. Should have patented my idea lol

4. ReddD

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

go look at sonys smart watch.

6. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2454; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

How long ago did you think this? Reason I ask is because there has been a list of products that have done something like this before (though at different price ranges). Even before the smartphone (I mean the modern day smartphone like the iPhone where there are accessories that use the phone for various things), there was MSN Direct watches made by Fossil in 2004. It was able to look up sport scores, your email, calendar events, the weather, and so forth. It was really ahead of its time, but sadly I don't think that many people really cared about it back then http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001540G4 Here is what it looked like. So, even if you had the idea for a iPod nano on your wrist, I think MSN and Fossil would have already had the main patents you would have needed to make it (and like ReddD said, Sony made a wristwatch for Android as well).

2. mahmoudxcom

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

this is patent century you must patent your idea as quickly as possible ;P

3. Mghazisohail

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

looks cool but ipod nano is better!!!

5. Vexzt

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

I'd rather save up for the imwatch if I were to get anything like this....WAY more features and looks AWESOME!

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