Kickstarter Campaigns for Pebble Time- Smartwatch
The Pebble Time- Watch is an exclusive smartwatch. This wearble was developed by Pebble Technology Corporation. It was first released in 2013. The Pebble Watch received much of its funding from Kickstarter.The first model developed was the original Pebble. Later on came the Pebble Steel and now the much awaited Pebble Time is to be launched. Pebble Time has been anticipated to rule the wearable market. The latest news is that the Pebble Time Smartwatch broke the Kickstarters record.
The Pebble Hype: Kickstarter
The Pebble Smart Watch debuted on Kickstarter and in just a few hours the company gained $5 million on pre-orders. The Smartwatch company started taking orders and raised $1 million in just about forty nine minutes. The spokesperson declared that it has been the fastest funding project in the history of Kickstarter. Pebble says that the all new smart watch is about 20% thinner than the pervious predecessors. It also features a new colour e-paper screen. The pevious versions came on only in black and white screens.
By funding the Pebble Campaign Kickstarter backers can buy the smartwatch for $179. For the initial 10.000 people who pledged Pebble Time was offered for $159. Pebble’s CEO Eric Migicovsky claimed that they had decided to launch the Pebble Time Kickstarter as they felt that it helped connect directly to the people. This time around the company has set a target of $500,000. The campaign is expected to end around March 27 the watches will be shipped by May. After successful shipments the Pebble Time will be available online for $199.
Pebble Time to Support Windows Phone
Pebble currently does not support Windows Phone or Widows 10. Pebble time had announced that it would support only Android and iOS. Pebble Notifications was accidentally discovered that was located in the Windows Phone Store. The app is an internal test application. The test is to get feedback on Accessory Ecosystem Support. The test further goes on to show that specific app notifications will be made available on the pebble watch.
Pebble Time -Tech Specs
|PEBBLE’S CURRENT WATCH SPECIFICATIONS|
|Compatibility||The smartwatch is compatible with Android 2.3+ and iOS 5+|
|Connectivity||The Pebble connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth|
|Messaging||Wearers can see texts, tweets, calls and app notifications – but they can’t use the watch to type messages or make calls, like with the Apple Watch, for example.|
|Battery||The battery lasts for between five and seven days on a single charge and can be recharged using a USB cable with a magnetic connector.|
|Tough||The watch is water resistant with a scratch and shatter-proof e-paper screen.|
|Screen||144 x 168 pixels, measuring 3.2cm|
|Apps||The watch has a ‘thriving’ app store with staples like Twitter as well as fitness apps. Users can also create their own. The Pebble can store eight apps and watch faces at a time.|
|Extras||A vibrating silent alarm and hundreds of watch faces.|
|Colours||White, black, red, grey and orange.|
|Size||The watch is designed to fit most 2.2cm watch straps. It measures 5.2cm x 3.6cm x 1.15cm deep.|
|Price||£99 ($99 in the US) and £180 ($199) for the Steel model.|
|Display Technology||Always on, high contrast, sunlight readable, lower power, 64-color Low Temperature PolySilicon (LTPS) LCD with Memory in Pixel|
|Screen Dimensions||Visible 20.1 × 23.44mm, physical 26.15mm × 31.6mm|
|Screen Resolution||144 × 168 pixels, 176 PPI|
|Dot pitch||Visible 144 × 168, physical 148 × 205RGB|
|Watch Crystal||Curved Corning Gorilla Glass, with oleophobic (anti-fingerprint) coating|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 2.1 (default), 4.0 + EDR 4.0 + LE (iOS7+ uses LE for Notifications) using TI’s CC2564 chip|
|3-Axis Accelerometer||Developer accessible in PebbleOS 2.0|
|Magnetometer||E-compass (enabled by the v2.5 firmware update in Sept, 2014)|
|Ambient Light Sensor||Enables shake-activated backlight in low light when set to “Auto”|
|Microphone||Pebble Time only; enables voice replies and recording from the watch|
|PROCESSOR & OS|
|Pebble Time Processor||ARM Cortex-M4, up to 100 MHz|
|Notification Support||English characters only (Support for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Cyrillic, Hebrew etc.|
|Character Sets||Unicode, Basic Latin, and Latin-1 Supplement|
|Third-party Watchapps & Watchfaces||Yes|
|Touch Screen||No (Controls via 4 buttons on the sides of the watch)|
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