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.
When it comes to attracting pledges and attention from Android and iOS users everywhere, it’s hard to call the Pebble smartwatch anything other than a massive success. The idea of a smartwatch with its own apps and the ability to connect to a smartphone through Bluetooth is certainly compelling enough. While an official release date has yet to be settled on, Pebble has recently posted a video demo of the smartphone UI to its Kickstarter page in order to generate some new excitement for the watch’s user interface.
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