Pebble, the record setting project on Kickstarter has raised more than $10 Million with preorders of 85,000 watches. Eric Migicovsky and his crew initially aimed for production of only 1000 watches but with overwhelming demand and the money raised on Kickstarter, they have decided to produce 85000 watches.
Pebble can run its own apps and also connects to an Android or iOS device via Bluetooth 4.0. Cyclists can access the GPS on your smartphone to display speed, distance and pace data. Runners get a similar set of data displayed on their wrist. The music control app can be used to play, pause or skip tracks on your phone with the touch of a button. If you’re a golfer, you can bring Pebble onto the course with the rangefinder app that is in the works. Instead of using your phone, you can view your current distance to the green right on your wrist.
“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.”
Pebble said via its Twitter feed today that details on plans to get the smart watches in retail outlets will be forthcoming once the Kickstarter campaign ends.