Pebble smartwatch to start shipping to backers on January 23

January 10, 2013
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    Following the December delivery setback, the good news keeps rolling in for backers of the e-paper Pebble smartwatch. After passing the FCC hurdle at the end of last month, we learned a couple of days back that the company was going to make a big announcement at CES, and it looks like the team didn’t disappoint on that front.

    As announced during its Las Vegas press event, the Pebble watch will be heading to Kickstarter backers starting from January 23.

    Pebble is pushing to produce 15,000 units of the smartwatch per week, which means it will take about 6-8 weeks for all the orders to be shipped out. Non-backers who like to get the wristwatch can still do so by going to their website and cough up $150, but obviously you won’t be receiving one before the 85,000+ supporters get theirs.

    We’re glad that the Pebble story ends with a happy ending. Can’t wait to see the smartwatch arrive on your doorstep? Share your excitement with us in the comments below.

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    Comments

    • Wait

      I don’t want to be negative, but whyy would I need this? I simply don’t see the point if my phone also has to be on my body at all times. If I cycle, where does my phone go? Is it mounted on the bike? If I run? If the watch is on my wrist, is the phone expected to be on my belt?

      • Almost perfect

        I think it is great, you can have your phone in your backpack, and have the phone functions available with your headset and this watch. If it is possible to browse your contact list on your Pebble and start a call then it is perfect. Though I found no verification for this on their site.

    • Jordan

      Thanks for this! I just ordered one.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Childress/1450482750 James Childress

      On order…..disappointed the supporters choose grey as the 4th color. Blue would have been nicer.

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