Pebble Plans To Start Shipping Its Smart Watch On January 23, RunKeeper Support Delayed Until March

Pebble, the company that says it’s creating “the first watch built for the 21st century,” announced today that it plans to start shipping on January 23.

The announcement was made via a presentation this morning at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, with a post set to go up on the company blog soon.

The “smart watch” is supposed to be customizable with downloadable watchfaces and apps, and to connect with your iPhone or Android via Bluetooth. It was originally set to ship in September of last year, but the schedule was delayed following a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign that led to much more ambitious production plans.

The company also announced today that the watch will include a magnetometer (giving it “compass-like functionality”), ambient light sensors, and a magnetic cable for charging. However, the initial product won’t include the announced RunKeeper integration. Instead, the company said that will probably happen in March.

We’re scheduled to do a video interview and demo with the Pebble team tomorrow, so keep an eye out for that.

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