It is ‘Time': Pebble’s New Smartwatch Breaks Kickstarter Report

It's 'Time': Pebble's New Smartwatch Breaks Kickstarter RecordPebble

Pebble, the corporate that made one of many earliest and hottest smartwatches, is again with a brand new gadget, and has already raised $5 million on Kickstarter. The Pebble Time improves on almost each facet of the unique Pebble, including a colour display (nonetheless "e-paper," although the specifics are slightly hazy), decreasing the dimensions and weight, and together with a brand new "Timeline" interface that organizes all of your day by day actions in a single lengthy… properly, timeline.

It's 'Time': Pebble's New Smartwatch Breaks Kickstarter RecordPebble

It retains the superb battery lifetime of the previous Pebble, is suitable with all of the previous apps, and has the admirable function of becoming strange watchbands obtainable at any division retailer. It additionally retains the unique’s lack of a touchscreen, which some may even see as placing it at an obstacle towards extra superior fashions just like the Galaxy Gear, Sony SmartWatch, and naturally the upcoming Apple Watch. However Eric Migicovsky, the corporate’s founder, describes this within the Kickstarter video as a function, not a scarcity thereof. "A smartwatch ought to assist simplify your life," he says. "It should not attempt to substitute your smartphone , or distract you much more."

The sentiment apparently rings true with fairly a couple of individuals on the market — it was the quickest venture ever to succeed in $1 million on Kickstarter. You possibly can order one your self beginning at $179, however that worth is a restricted supply and disappearing quick.

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—Devin Coldewey
First revealed February 24 2015, eleven:20 AM