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Pebble Time enters mass production, new updates on the way too
A couple of months ago, Pebble Time landed on Kickstarter, offering a number of improvements over its predecessor. Mass production of the new smartwatch has begun this week and watches should be landing in consumer hands before the end of the month.
Although production has begun one week later than planed, Pebble insists that the majority of backers will see their smartwatch ship out this month. Although some backers who joined at the tail end of the reward period may have to wait until the first week of June. The factory will manufacture smaller quantities of the Pebble Time to start with, before steadily ramping up to maximum production capacity come mid-May.
As for what the new Pebble Time has to offer, there’s a pretty drastic overhaul of the original design. Hardware wise, there’s a new e-paper display with Gorilla glass protection, a quick release feature to make changing straps a doddle, and a smart accessory port.
Pebble Time is also set for some new software features, including a new time-line interface, a sports app, an expanded app storage limit, and voice replies to Android notifications, which will all be ready at launch. Voice note apps, a weather watch interface and album art support for the music app are also planned for a future update. You can check out some of the features in action below:
Pebble Time passed its $500,000 funding goal in less than an hour, so we’re sure that there are plenty of backers eager to get their hands on their new smartwatch later this month. Are you one of them?