Things seems to be going well for Pebble, as the company has managed to sell 275,000 smart watches to date, and customers have downloaded over 1 million apps for their devices so far. But there are still some underlying shipping issues.
After finally shipping out the remainder of its Kickstarter orders, Pebble is finally ready to start shipping Jet Black and Cherry Red pre-orders.
If you’ve ordered a black Pebble watch and you haven’t received it so far, you should be happy to hear that the remaining orders are shipping to customers now.
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.