If you were planning to show off your pre-ordered Pebble smartwatch to friends and family by September, you’d better have a back-up plan. The shipment for Kickstarter’s golden project has been pushed back from its initial September date.
The delay is likely due to overwhelming orders for the E-Ink watch. As explained on Pebble’s Kickstarter page, the team initially only expect to manufacture 1,000 Pebbles before they launched the project on Kickstarter. To go from that number to producing over 85,000 units of the smartwatch is no easy feat to accomplish.
While the team also said that they are “sticking pretty closely to an aggressive timetable,” the new [...]
The maker of Pebble smartwatch is on a mission to secure as much funding as the start-up company possibly can on Kickstarter. With such an overwhelming support shown by backers and future owners, it seems very likely that those who have pre-ordered Pebble will get the e-ink watch on time in September. And what’s even better is that the Pebble Smartwatch will now come with Bluetooth 4.0.
The decision to include Bluetooth 4.0 is a logical one, seeing that it consumes less energy compared to the previous iteration. Obvious benefits include better battery life, and will improve the battery life of the [...]
In a world where start-up companies seem to be the stuff of dreams, it’s refreshing to see one company absolutely take off like a rocketship, and rally support from both investors, potential consumers, and app developers alike. With many never seeing their idea make it to the drawing board, let alone the production stage, Pebble’s Smartwatch is a product that appears to be, for all intents and purposes, something that could generate some serious demand. The company behind Pebble smartwatch has successfully raised more than $8 million so far, getting them closer to the goal of shipping out the first batch of the digital wristwatch on September of this year. Now, the [...]
Taking on the fitness accessories big guns like Nike+ and Timex, Motorola released its Android-based exercise monitoring watch, Moto ACTV, last year. If the constant updates the company has been providing since its availability serve as any indication, we’re inclined to believe that the niche device has been well received by gym bunnies and OCD steroid tech-buffs alike. Get it? Good. Thought you would.
The latest update, which was promised in February, brings a variety of new features to the Moto ACTV, which includes 40 new sport activities – such as handball, badminton, basketball, yoga, fencing, dancing, skiing, and more that the watch can help you keep track of to [...]