The Pebble Smartwatch is Finally Shipping
As most of you already know, the Pebble Smartwatch was an instant hit on Kickstarter. It smached its $100.000 target and broke the $10 million mark when the fundraising stopped. As impressive as this might have been, Pebble has been plagued with delays, leaving many wonder when and even if they would ever receive their e-paper watch. But there is some good news coming your way if you were one of the many backers. Pebble revealed at CES that the first batch would start shipping Jan 23rd. And this in the order people entered the backing campaign. So , if you’re backer number 1, you’ll be first in line when it comes to shipping.
Since the early prototypes, a couple of extra hardware features have been squeezed in. There’s now a magnetometer inside to offer compass like functionality, and an ambient light sensor. Re-charging the Pebble is taken care of via magnetic contacts.