Pebble's total sales have reached 400,000 watches

Pebble's total sales have reached 400,000 watches
It seems like it was just yesterday when Pebble blew away all records on Kickstarter, raising $10.3 million in funding. And proving that the reception a product has on the crowd-sourced funding site equals real-world demand, Pebble now has sold 400,000 watches. The company has $60 million in sales and 70 employees punching the ol' time clock. Revenue is expected to double in 2014.

Recently, Pebble introduced the Pebble Steel, which is a fancier version of the watch that uses a steel case and a leather band. And since the start of the year, the Pebble appstore has been available for iOS and Android. Both are said to contain more than 1,000 apps each with 12,000 registered developers slurping down Red Bull and breakfasting on leftover lo mein noodles.

The Pebble smartwatch offers notifications for email, calls, texts, tweets and Facebook. CEO Eric Migicovsky says he is looking at ways to expand the week long battery life on the watch. So far Pebble has survived, nay, thrived in a market that every tech firm is trying to plant a flag on. We've just heard from Google and Motorola and eventually, Apple will launch the iWatch.

Pebble has been in the black since early last year, which bodes well for a long and healthy life for the company.

source: Fortune



11. MEeee

Posts: 449; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Pebble looks like the watches from China Town that cost $5 and the tech is like from the 80s.

10. axllebeer

Posts: 272; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

Sometimes basic functionality wins. What the Pebble does it does very well. To echo what a lot of reviewers have said, it doesn't try to do too much and its designed to do exactly what it does arguably better than any other competition. I love my Pebble as it does just what I wanted a smartwatch to do. And I'm using it with a BlackBerry.

9. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

That Pebble looks nice....

5. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

the watch seems so basic

2. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Android Wear and the Moto 360 will effectively put and end to this...

6. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Tizen wears will contribute to that.

7. Whopyourass unregistered

Oh please, we have heard how they say Moto X would change the entire industry and put an end to all other brands. Last I heard, Motorola was loss-making and got sold to Lenovo on the cheap. As if Android Wear could make a difference here by widening the scope of compatibility to Android users and introducing dedicated apps. Come'on, Sony made 3 Smartwatches that were compatible with other Android brands and they only sell modestly. (Proof that wide compatibility wouldn't make a diff) While Samsung, (despite being a marketing titan) released the Galaxy Gear with much fanfare only to see it enjoy poor reception. So dun expect Android Wear to make a difference here as far as sales goes, its merely spamming more brands on board with no promise of a takeoff. *rolls eyes*

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I think your comment about the expectations of the Moto X were greatly exaggerated in order for you to try to make a valid point. Motorola isn't able to make enough of the Moto Gs to keep up with demand in new markets, and the Moto X is getting universally good reviews and is yet to reach several markets. The amount of support it's getting from the developer with updates to the OS and very, very awesome Motorola apps is great. Give them time to earn their customers back. As for Smartwatches, I think I speak for the majority of potential smart watch buyers that up until now, options for watches and visually speaking, they're rather unimpressive. With the Moto 360, it actually looks like something people would actually wear as both a functioning and visually appealing accessory.

15. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yea...I see he totally left out how the Moto G is the best selling smartphone in Motorola's history. The Moto G is basically a Moto X lite. It was even listed/rumored as a lower cost Moto X by many before it launched.

13. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

Only if they manage to convince people, that talking to their watches isn't weird... I hope Pebble will survive, because it gives hope, that there is still room for small companies. If it turnes out, that there is no place for new players, it would be a sad day, for capitalism.

1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

3. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

LOLz Can't wait for Jurassic Park 4!!! June 12 2015 !!!

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Jurassic park 4 will suck like part 3. I prefer only the original part I.

4. tettech

Posts: 69; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

that's one funny gif.

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

That is a damned good gif, I'll give you that, but you used it on the last article along with the same comment. All that says to me is that you are very easily impressed.

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