Pebble has finally released some of its sales figures, having just gone on sale at local retailer Best Buy, and things are looking pretty good for the little Kickstarter company.
So far, Pebble has sold a total of 275,000 smart watches, 85,000 of which came from initial Kickstarter backers, with the other 190,000 being made up of sales following the campaign. To top off the statistics, the company has also surpassed the 1 million app downloads mark, and has a few plans to improve the platform for future developers to keep things ticking along.
We recognize that our beta SDK is incomplete, so we’re working quickly to expose more features and APIs to 3rd party developers, making it easier for watch apps to communicate, and building better development tools
Those are some great figures for Pebble, especially for a first generation product. Managing more than double the number of purchasers following the Kickstarter campaign shows that there’s a real demand for smart watches.
The company has also outlined some solutions for other customers who haven’t yet received their smart watches, and talked about the issues the company has been having with Germany. Pebble says that any remaining pre-orders will be issued with a confirmation email as soon as they are ready at the factory, so don’t worry if you’re still waiting for your device, you haven’t been forgotten about.
As far as German customers still waiting for their products, Pebble insists that shipping will be resuming soon, and that the ban at German post offices is being resolved. However, that still leaves 2,700 Pebble still waiting to be shipped out to Germany.
Overall, it looks like things are going pretty well for the fledgling company, and remaining issues should be sorted out soon. But competition sure to heat up once other manufacturers put their own smart watches on the market. If you’ve received your Pebble, please let us know your thoughts as well.
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i have a nasty feeling that as soon as the iWatch or whatever apple and samsung are developing is released these will suddenly stop selling.