Pebble’s shade watch is the quickest Kickstarter undertaking to hit $1 million
For those who adopted the Kickstarter launch of Pebble Time, you in all probability observed that the smartwatch obtained funding very shortly. It met its $500,000 aim in simply 17 minutes, and hit the magical $1 million mark in about half an hour. However are any of these data? Nicely, sure — Kickstarter has confirmed that the colour-screened wearable is the quickest-ever venture to succeed in $1 million on its crowdfunding service. For reference, even the fan favourite Veronica Mars film took four.2 hours. The unique Pebble took 27 hours to hit that milestone, which sounds positively glacial as compared.
The feat is not utterly shocking, in fact. The unique Pebble watch was already a Kickstarter darling and has a considerable presence in shops, so it has no scarcity of followers. Mix that with hefty function upgrades and a burgeoning (if nonetheless small) smartwatch market, and it will have been shocking if Pebble Time did not break no less than one or two data. It is nonetheless too quickly to know if this can be Kickstarter’s highest-grossing challenge ever, however that is not an outlandish concept.
– Kickstarter (@kickstarter) February 24, 2015