We’ve already seen iPhone and iPad accessories like TouchFire, Glif and iKeyboard getting successfully funded on Kickstarter; a website that helps people gain pledges from interested buyers in order to develop their projects.
Pebble has received pledges worth over $1 million in less than 2 days.
But Pebble – a smartwatch that connects to iPhone and Android seems to have broken all records. It has been funded more than 650% since it live on Tuesday.
We’re not surprised, it is probably something many of us have been waiting for quite sometime. Here’s a description of Pebble from its Kickstarter page:
Pebble is the first watch built for the 21st century. It’s infinitely customizable, with beautiful downloadable watchfaces and useful internet-connected apps. Pebble connects to iPhone and Android smartphones using Bluetooth, alerting you with a silent vibration to incoming calls, emails and messages. While designing Pebble, we strove to create a minimalist yet fashionable product that seamlessly blends into everyday life.
Apps bring Pebble to life. We’re building some amazing apps for Pebble. Cyclists can use Pebble as a bike computer, accessing the GPS on your smartphone to display speed, distance and pace data. Runners get a similar set of data displayed on their wrist. Use the music control app to play, pause or skip tracks on your phone with the touch of a button. If you’re a golfer, feel free to bring Pebble onto the course. We’re working with Freecaddie to create a great golf rangefinder app for Pebble that works on over 25,000 courses world-wide. Instead of using your phone, view your current distance to the green right on your wrist. These apps will be the first, with more in the works!
If that’s not impressive then Pebble also allows you to stay on top of things with vibrating notifications for emails, incoming calls (with caller ID), Calendar Alerts, Facebook messages, Twitter, Weather Alerts etc that you receive on your iPhone and Android-based smartphones.
Android users can also receive text messages that they receive on their smartphones via Pebble. In addition to these features, Eric Migicovsky and his team will be releasing an SDK so that developers can create innovative apps for Pebble.
Check out the video below:
The Pebble watch has already generated a lot of interest, as the project on Kickstarter has received backing for more than $650,000 from 4850+ backers at the time of writing this post – a lot more than $100,000 Eric and team were looking for, to help make their dream of bringing Pebble to the market come true.
You can still back the project by pledging as little as $115 and get one jet black Pebble watch in return. Add $10 if you’re in Canada or $10 for international shipping. You can check out Pebble’s KickStarter page for more details. We’re eagerly waiting for our jet black Pebble to be delivered in September.
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