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Pebble Time - Awesome Smartwatch, No Compromises

A project in Palo Alto, CA by Pebble Technology

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Color e-paper smartwatch with up to 7 days of battery and a new timeline interface that highlights what's important in your day.
Backers: 78467
Average Pledge Per Backer: $259

Funded: $20,338,002 of $500,000
Dates: Feb 24th -> Mar 27th (32 days)
Project By: Pebble Technology
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March 3rd - via:
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Introducing Smartstraps and Pebble Time Steel

March 1st - via:
Over the last week, you (54,568 of you!) supported our shared vision for an outstanding smartwatch with no compromises. A watch that helps you get stuff done, without breaking the bank or forcing you to change your habits. The Pebble team and I... (Read More)

Speaking of surprises...

March 1st - via:
Hi! We told you we had a few surprises in store, and boy do we have something special for you coming this Tuesday at 8 AM EST! We’re super excited, but for now here’s one little hint: There’s something in it for everyone. A little reveal that... (Read More)

Pebble smartwatch nears Kickstarter record

February 28th - via:
A new version of Pebble smartwatch promises seven-day battery life. (Read More)

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February 27th - via:
I wrote a blog yesterday that wondered if a product like the Pebble Time is too big for Kickstarter. Will it make it extraordinarily difficult for small start-ups to compete on the level playing field Kickstarter had once offered, where you’re meant to be judged on your pitch and not your name? (Read More)

Developers, start your emulators!

February 26th - via:
It’s been an exciting 2 days, but hold onto your seats...this is just the start! We can’t wait to show you more of the cool stuff that we’ve been working on. Today, we’re releasing Developer Preview 1 of our Software Development Kit (SDK)... (Read More)

Pebble Time smartwatch sequel breaking Kickstarter records

February 26th - via:
With Apple’s first foray into smartwatches still on the horizon, a competitor is generating big buzz online for a similar product. The Pebble Time, a smartwatch from the makers of the e-ink Pebble watch, was introduced last week in a Kickstarter campaign. Within a day, the campaign raised more than $9 million with weeks to go. (As of this writing, it’s at $10.3 million.) The record for a Kickstarter campaign is $13.2 million and the Pebble Time at the time of this writing looked set to easily surpass it. (Read More)

Pebble Time breaks original's Kickstarter record in just 48 hours

February 26th - via:
It took the original Pebble five weeks to raise $10.3 million. It took Pebble Time just 48 hours. (Read More)

Ask us anything on Reddit!

February 25th - via:
Hi! Looking forward to answering as many questions as we can from our community! We're using Reddit to host the AMA, here's the link: Thanks so much for your support! Team Pebble  (Read More)

Kickstarter campaign for Pebble Time tops $9M

February 25th - via:
In a little more than 24 hours, a Kickstarter campaign for startup Pebble's latest smartwatch -- which will boast a color screen and built-in microphone -- topped $9 million. (Read More)

In Brief: Pebble Time Smartwatch on Kickstarter

February 25th - via:
The new watch has raised almost $10M after one day of funding. (Read More)

Kickstarter Says Today’s 2-Hour Long Outage Wasn’t Pebble’s Fault

February 25th - via:
Kickstarter says that the roughly two-hour-long outage that took place today was unrelated to the massive traffic sent to its service by those backing the Pebble smartwatch’s latest, and now record-breaking, campaign. According to a company spokesperson, it was only a coincidence that the Kickstarter website went down today, even though yesterday was one of the company’s “biggest traffic days ever,” they noted. (Read More)

What a start...

February 24th - via:
Seven hours in and all of us here at Pebble HQ are absolutely stunned by the enthusiasm you've had for Pebble Time. We had hoped you'd like what we've been working on...but you never know for sure until you launch!  The good news is that you've made... (Read More)

Pebble Watch Goes Color on Kickstarter

February 24th - via:
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Pebble Time smartwatch launches on Kickstarter

February 24th - via:
Pebble Time, the latest gadget from smartwatch maker Pebble Technology, launched on Kickstarter today and has already smashed its $500,000 target, raising over $4m (£2.5m) in its first three hours. (Read More)

Pebble returns to Kickstarter for its new smartwatch, the Pebble Time

February 24th - via:
As promised, Pebble is announcing its new smartwatch on Tuesday, the Pebble Time. And the company will be returning to Kickstarter to help tell the story. (Read More)

Pebble Time Smashes Through $6.5M On Kickstarter In Half A Day

February 24th - via:
Early this morning, we noted that the Pebble Time — Pebble’s new color e-ink smartwatch — had smashed through its $500,000 goal in an absolutely preposterous seventeen minutes. (Read More)

Pebble's Insane Success Proves That Kickstarter Is Now a Marketing Tool

February 24th - via:
The success of the Pebble Time campaign begs the question: Who is Kickstarter really for? (Read More)

Pebble's Fantastic Smartwatch Is Growing Up

February 24th - via:
It's been almost three years since the original Pebble ( still one of the very best) closed up Kickstarter-shop with over $10 million, and now the little watch that could has a true successor. This is the Pebble Time. It's thinner. It's got a color screen. It's got a microphone.'s on Kickstarter. (Read More)

'Pebble Time' Debuts on Kickstarter With Slimmer Design and Color Display

February 24th - via:
Pebble today revealed the Pebble Time, a new smartwatch in its line of smart wearable devices that includes the company's first color-based display and introduces a thinner, more ergonomic design than its predecessor. (Read More)

$199 Pebble ‘Time’ announced w/ color e-paper weeklong display, timeline interface, Kickstarter discounts

February 24th - via:
Pebble has announced the next generation of its smartwatch, called Pebble Time. Less than 30 minutes after launching its Kickstarter campaign, the Pebble Time was fully funded. (Read More)

Pebble Hits Its $500K Kickstarter Target For Pebble Time In Just 17 Minutes

February 24th - via:
Pebble knew that a return to Kickstarter was the right path for its new hardware, and the speed with which it reached its goal has proven that to be true. (Read More)

New Pebble Watch shatters Kickstarter's records

February 24th - via:
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