Pebble is keeping its word by moving Pebble Time from crowdfunding to online superstores. To begin, only those who supported the campaign on Kickstarter were able to get their hands on one of the smartwatches. Now, Pebble Times are available for direct purchase — complete with a next-day shipping.
The smartwatch company is still working to fulfill the 78,000 preorders from the campaign and has hit its share of snags along the way. Both Android and Apple compatible, the company ran into trouble in June when the Pebble Time Watch app sat in “approvals limbo” in the Apple App Store. Thanks to the massive following Pebble has, social media campaigns were able to push its iOS app out of uncertainty and into the hands of the public.
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Pebble touts the Pebble Time’s standout features as including the color E-Paper display, a 7 day battery life, durable glass lens, a curved ergonomic design, thousands of watch faces and apps, and water resistance up to 30 meters. Its Timeline feature “turns moments you care about — notifications, calendar events, weather, sports scores, breaking news, missed calls, app alerts — into pins that let you see what’s ahead or catch up on what’s already happened.” Pebble promises the new feature will allow Time wearers to “live ‘now’ to the fullest.”