If you need to stay on top of things, Pebble can help.
Even before it was launched, Pebble E-Paper was a groundbreaking smartwatch. Launched via a Kickstarter campaign on April 11, 2012, Pebble had an initial fundraising target of $100,000. Backers spending $115 would receive a Pebble when they became available ($99 for the first 200) – effectively pre-ordering the $150 Pebble at a discounted price. Within two hours of going live, the project had met the $100,000 goal and within six days, the project had become the most funded project in the history of Kickstarter – raising over $4.7 million with 30 days still to go. Pebble entered mass production in January with planned production of 15,000 watches per week.
On its 1.26-inch 144 × 168 pixel black and white LCD display, you can receive vibrating notifications, messages and alerts that include email, incoming caller ID, calendar alerts, Facebook Messages, Twitter and weather alerts. Android users can also receive SMS messages. Notifications can be dismissed with a shake of your wrist (it’s easy to disable any notifications you don’t want). Thanks to its brilliant, outdoor-readable electronic-paper (e-paper) display, you can also choose your own personalised watch face design to suit your mood.
Water-resistant and charged using a modified USB-cable that attaches magnetically, the battery lasts up to seven days. Pebble comes pre-installed with a cycling app that measures speed, distance and pace through GPS, and a golf rangefinder app that supports more than 25,000 courses, but there’s a host of other apps available to download.