Smartwatches are a niche market, but one that could probably catch on widely if we had the right exposure. Even when available, they’re often relegated to the corner of a store, as is the case with my local Verizon store. Sony and Motorola smartwatches, shoved into a corner, rarely visited or acknowledged.
As some major hitters like Apple and Google appear to be coming to the plate, Pebble needs a wider audience.
Pebble, the wildly popular kickstarter project, was the first time in a long time we’ve been excited for a Smartwatch. It didn’t promise much, but delivered as promised. Pebble is about as basic a smartwatch as you can have, but also loved by those who have one.
Those that don’t yet have one balk at not being able to try it out, or see it up close. Is it bulky? Well made? That’s subjective, but we will be getting our answer soon. Pebble is set to make its retail debut on July 7th! Coming to Best Buy stores, Pebble will be available only in Black until the red version hits shelves sometime next month. As for the other colors? They will only available on the Pebble website for now.
Pebble is also smart to be staying ahead of the curve. While they aren’t the first smartwatch, or even the entirety of what we’d like in a device of its kind, they have worn a path to popularity. As some major hitters like Apple and Google appear to be coming to the plate, Pebble needs a wider audience. Keeping to the $150 price was also smart, as it’s currently sold out online.
Do you have Pebble? Interested in getting one? Tell us what you think.