One of Kickstarter’s successful projects is coming to fruition: The Pebble smart watch is starting to be sent to early investors after it began mass production last month. On the project’s Kickstarter page, members of the Pebble report that they are “sending the first shipment to the first investors this afternoon”, but also said that “there are still some issues that need to be worked on”.
The first shipment includes no less than 500 watches that have already departed and have been delayed due to airport bureaucracy checks. The company has another backlog of tens of thousands of watches it has committed to and due to a limited amount of watch production per day (between 800 and 1,000), it is said that it will take several weeks before they can meet all demand.
Remember, Pebble is a smart watch that lets you sync with your Android or iPhone wirelessly in Bluetooth. The Pebble vibrates when a call arrives and alerts you via SMS, Facebook or email. The warning can be read, and even the music and investors on Kickstarter who donated $ 99 have received a unit for themselves. The screen is made with 144 × 168 pixel e-paper technology and features a motion sensor, 4 buttons and the ability to load apps through a smartphone application. The company has already developed an Android app, and that the iOS app they hope will be approved by Apple soon.
This favorite watch has swept the network by storm and has become one of the most successful Kickstarter projects with an impressive achievement of over $ 10 million that they have managed to raise. Already on the first day, the project saw a staggering success as it managed to make $ 3 million when developers demanded only $ 100,000.
Anyone who wants to buy the watch will have to wait until the company closes the gaps, and in the meantime allows them to place a pre-order at getpebble.com for $ 150.