A speedy new firmware update from Pebble ensures that further shutdown issues won’t crop up. But sadly it won’t fix the problem for watches which are already affected.
A small number of unlucky Pebble smartwatch owners have ran into a pretty serious problem with their new watches. What’s the issue? Apparently after shutting down the watch, it is failing to turn back on.
A plug-in app called Pebble Notifier let users send any notification to the smartwatch, and not only the ones supported out of the box by the device.
Yesterday we reported that the first shipments of the Pebble smart watch had started going out to Kickstarter backers. Now we are happy to report the official Android app has hit the Google Play store as well.
It seems that Google is all about wearable computer technology these days. First we had Google Glass and then a patent for Smart Gloves surfaced. Now it seems very likely that the company is moving forward with a smartwatch project.
Pebble is preparing to ship out their first 500 watches today. The initial deliveries will be made to the 85,000+ users who backed the project on Kickstarter.
As announced during the company’s press event in Las Vegas, Pebble will start shipping out its e-paper smartwatch to Kickstarter supporters on January 23.
Pebble have stated that they are “planning a big announcement” at CES on Wednesday 9th January. If you are one of the 68,929 supporters who backed Pebble on Kickstarter, you’ll be able to catch the announcement live on their website at 9am PST. My money is on a launch announcement.
While there has not been another statement or indication from the company concerning the status of the watch, this does bode well for everyone looking to get their hands on one.
We got some bad news for folks who have backed the Pebble smartwatch project on Kickstarter expecting the e-ink wristwatch to arrive before the turn of the year. After announcing back in July that the team won’t be able to ship the Pebble as targeted in September, the delivery date has been pushed back again.