What exactly is Kickstarter? The answer you’ll hear, as long-winded as it may be, will almost certainly touch on Pebble. If it doesn’t, you’ll probably wish to ask someone else which have than $10 million pledged, the people’s smartwatch catapulted past the crowd funding site’s records and the startup’s own expectations. It achieved a $100,000 funding goal in two hours, and it was clearly a favourite among our readers. Of course, there have been doubts that Eric Migicovsky, the company’s founder, would deliver like an appealing and seemingly powerful product for $125, but following our first look in the course of the company’s CES press conference, that dream became real.
So, what is Pebble? It’s not a smartphone for your wrist, as we have seen attempted before. In fact, less sophisticated than you would possibly expect the lightweight device reads out basic text, lets you skip through music tracks and, of course, displays the amount of time. It’s hardly the most successful achievement of our generation, or even the device of the year.
What is Pebble? (Pebble Watch)
It’s become incredibly popular, sure, but despite the hype, you genuinely don’t need to own one. Yet, somehow, even the most technologically inept people in our lives have heard it mentioned on morning talk shows, FM radio stations or from pre-teens anxious to impress their friends. Having a smartphone alone isn’t enough any more. Or is it?
Pebble‘s two apps one for Android 2.3 or later and the second for Apple devices running iOS 5 or later enable everything from initial setup to push notifications. There’s no user manual in the box, so you’ll need to download your respective app to get going. Pairing takes a few seconds, and then you’re good to go.
The smartwatch will automatically adopt the local time on your smartphone, and you can select from a few default watch faces, rang obtaining from Text Watch, which you’re probably already familiar with, to Classic Analog. Taking price into account, Pebble is an excellent value, especially for lucky Kickstarter backers who had the ability to take advantage of $99, $115 and $125 pre-orders.