Guys behind the successfully funded Kickstarter Project – Pebble – announced @CES_2013 that they will begin shipping the iPhone and Android compatible SmartWatch from 23rd of January.
Pebble Smart Watch is the brainchild of a team whose founding members earlier produced Smart Watch for BlackBerry Smartphones. This new Smart Watch came to be because of iPhone owners who asked the team build one for their phones. Since it uses low-power Bluetooth 4.0 to connect and share data, all Android phones are compatible with it.
This product is already a success; Pebble Technology posted this project on Kickstarter with hopes to get $1 million but got funded with 10 times that amount in May, last year.
Pebble Smart Watch features: a 144-by-168-pixel black and white e-Paper ink display, three axis accelerometer, four buttons, light sensors and gesture detection.
One of the biggest advantages of using Pebble Smart Watch is that you can customize it with apps. If you’re a cyclist, or a runner, Pebble can track essential data, like how many miles you cycled/ran and how much calories you burnt while doing that. You can also control what music plays from your iPhone with this watch.
In my view, these features aren’t innovative. I have seen products do this before, but maybe in the future, Pebble Technology would build unique custom apps for Pebble Smart Watch.
Pebble Smart Watch comes in five different colors and sells for a $150. If you want one, you can pre-order it from their website. Since the company plans to start shipping from 23rd of January, you would have to wait for at least 10 weeks before you get the product, because there are nearly 85,000 backers waiting for it already.