Pebble smartwatch may finally get a release date at CES

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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14 Comments

1. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Can't wait for mine to come in :)

2. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 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

3. tyguy829

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 30, 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

4. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

me neither

5. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

and what about i'm watch?

8. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

13. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

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

14. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Still. It's a lousy marketing name.

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..

6. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2230; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

7. buccob

Posts: 2944; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

9. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

who cares

10. Xperia42

Posts: 60; Member since: May 30, 2012

That's cool, Pebble Smartwatch

12. TheLegend8

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 04, 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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