What happens when you take a smartphone and shrink it down to something so small that you can put it on your wrist? You get the Neptune Pine, the ultimate geek’s toy.
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.
There are plenty of smartwatches out there capable of offering plenty of features on top of telling the date and time, but there’s always room for newcomers in a market that has great potential for device makers.
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.
We’ve all seen the awesomeness that is Project Glass. A pair glasses with a HUD that shows you pretty much everything about anything. Google recently patented a smartwatch that may have that very same technology built in. It’ll have a flip open piece that’ll give you the same kind of information, except you wear this on your wrist.
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…
Is it time for smartwatches yet? And are smartwatches something that the mass-market will be interested in? This is a question that Pebble, Sony, Motorola and others are trying to answer. So far, the Pebble smartwatch has got a lot of attention, being the biggest project on Kickstarter ever. The figures speak for themselves – $10 million raised within a month (way beyond the initial $100,000 target) and 85,000 pre-orders. The difference between Pebble and Sony’s Smartwatch is Sony is trying to cram the full Android experience into a 1.5-inch screen. But you can’t really enjoy playing Angry Birds on such a…