Pebble: The Smart Watch That Just Raised $500k on Kickstarter in Under 10 hours

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No, that is not a typo. The slick new E-Paper watch dubbed, Pebble, is an infinitely customizable interconnected companion for both iPhone and Andriod smartphones… and it just raised half a million dollars on Kickstarter.


The Pebble is a relatively slim and somewhat sexy watch which consists of an accelerometer, vibrating motor, ARM microprocessor, and Bluetooth 2.1+ to connect any iPhone or Andriod phone so users can run apps for things like running, biking, music, and notifications.

By accessing the GPS on the smartphone, exercise enthusiasts can monitor speed, distance, and pace data during workouts and golfers will be happy to know the makers are working with Freecaddie to create a rangefinder said to work on 25,000 courses worldwide.

For those of of you who need to be constantly connected, the Pebble can send vibrating messages and alerts for things like email, Facebook, Twitter, weather, calendar, and even an incoming caller ID which can all be quickly dismissed with a shake of the wrist.

Hardcore tech fiends will be happy to know Pebble also allows for customizable push notifications and even has support for ifttt.

I should also mention that the e-paper watch face is customizable using the Pebble app while the band can be swapped out for most any 22mm watch bands, allowing for a quick change to match an outfit or mood.

The pricing starts at $115 for a single black Pebble or $125 for a color model. You can also grab group deals like a fivepack that will set you back $550 and a tenpack for a cool $1,000.

[via Kickstarter]

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