Pebble

  • Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky Will Join Us At Disrupt SF

    Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky Will Join Us At Disrupt SF

    Imagine you’ve just run the most successful Kickstarter campaigns of all time. What do you do next? If you’re Pebble CEO and founder Eric Migicovsky, you come back and do it all over again three years later, raising nearly twice as much as the first time. Then you come to TechCrunch Disrupt and talk with us about it. I’m super excited to announce that Eric will be joining us… Read More

  • Pebble Time Pre-Orders Kick Off At Best Buy And Pebble.com

    Pebble Time Pre-Orders Kick Off At Best Buy And Pebble.com

    The Pebble Time has already been percolating out to backers of the record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, but now anyone can pre-order the wearable. In the U.S., pre-orders are routing through Best Buy, ahead of ship dates staring in early July, and in-store retail availability at the electronics giant starting in mid-July. For the rest of the world, Pebble.com is your pre-order destination… Read More

  • Report: Xiaomi Now World’s Second Biggest Seller Of Wearables Behind Only Fitbit

    Report: Xiaomi Now World’s Second Biggest Seller Of Wearables Behind Only Fitbit

    In a sign that the market for wearable devices remains nascent, China’s Xiaomi has risen from nowhere to become the industry’s second largest company responsible for one-quarter of all shipments in the first quarter of this year. Read More

  • Pebble Time Review

    Pebble Time Review

    All smartwatches owe a debt to Pebble; the startup, in its previous life, was building smartwatches for BlackBerry devices back when people still used those. The Pebble Time is the second-generation Pebble hardware released by the company, and it starts shipping out to early supporters of the Kickstarter campaign today. After a week of testing, on both iOS and Android devices, it’s… Read More

  • Aria Adds Gesture Control to Android Wear

    The Aria Lets You Control Your Smart Watch Without Touching It

    The Aria is an add-on band that measures movement in the wrist to control smart watches with finger gestures. Compatible with Android Wear and the Pebble Time, their module slots in to an existing band and lets you move through a watch’s interface without tapping the screen or using controls on the side of the watch face. Read More

  • Rumor Has It That Pebble Is On The Rocks Even With $18 Million In The Bank

    Rumor Has It That Pebble Is On The Rocks Even With $18 Million In The Bank

    Smartwatch maker Pebble seems to be in some trouble. According to sources close to the company, the company is having trouble maintaining its growth and has turned to a Silicon Valley bank for a $5 million loan and $5 million line of credit. Valley VCs have been turning down the company’s requests for new capital. Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky offered no comment. The company, which… Read More

  • Pebble Time’s $20M Kickstarter Campaign By The Numbers

    Pebble Time’s $20M Kickstarter Campaign By The Numbers

    Pebble went back to crowdfunding site Kickstarter to help fund the Pebble Time, its second major hardware iteration. The company likely could’ve gone with a more traditional product launch, with a brief pre-order window or direct to market availability, but the campaign did break Kickstarter’s all-time records, netting over $20 million ($20,338,986 to be exact) from 78,741… Read More

  • Olio Creates A Homebrew Smartwatch With Some Amazing Features

    Olio Creates A Homebrew Smartwatch With Some Amazing Features

    It’s not every day I’m impressed by a smartwatch. Plenty of Android Wear and Pebble devices have come and gone and aside from a brief “Huh” I haven’t really let any of them capture my attention. Olio is different. The brainchild of former Apple and HP product designer Steven Jacobs, he wanted a watch that was rugged, usable, and easy to read. While he was aware of… Read More

  • Pebble To Seed $1M Among Pebble Time Smartstrap Projects It Deems Worthy

    Pebble To Seed $1M Among Pebble Time Smartstrap Projects It Deems Worthy

    The Pebble Time Kickstarter for Pebble’s second-generation smartwatch has exceeded all expectations, but the company is still revealing more about the upcoming device: Today, it’s announcing a $1 million fund to support the development of smartstraps, the add-on accessories that are open to hardware makers and that will add functionality to Pebble Time via add-on sensors, batteries… Read More

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