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  • 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

  • Pebble Time Kickstarter Drew 167% More Money Per Hour The Day After Apple’s Event

    Pebble Time Kickstarter Drew 167% More Money Per Hour The Day After Apple’s Event

    The Pebble Time Kickstarter gained some momentum thanks to Apple’s special Watch event Monday. The new smartwatch from the smartwatch pioneer was drawing in funding at a rate of around $6,000 per hour on Sunday, March 8, which rose to $10,000 per hour on Monday, March 9 (when the event took place), and capped out at $16,000 per day on average during March 10, the day following… Read More

  • Pebble Time Smartwatch

    Pebble’s CEO Discusses The Company’s Second Product Launch

    With the most-funded project ever (with 24 days left to go in its campaign!), Pebble has managed to bring in nearly 60,000 backers to support their unique approach to the smartwatch concept. As other manufacturers look to bring devices for your wrist to market bearing marked similarity to their phones, Pebble has gone in the other direction, focusing on its seven-day battery life and a… Read More

  • Pebble Time Is Now The Most-Funded Kickstarter Project Ever

    Pebble Time Is Now The Most-Funded Kickstarter Project Ever

    Pebble’s extra bump from the Pebble Time Steel announcement has put it over the edge, helping it break the record for most-funded project of all time on Kickstarter. The Pebble Time campaign beats out the Coolest Cooler, a camper cooler with various tech-friendly additional features. It’s currently sitting at just under $13.5 million, with 24 days left in the campaign still to… Read More

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