Pebble recently made an announcement starting that the smart watch went on to sell another 190,000 preorders through the product’s website after 85,000 customers originally backed the Pebble Kickstarter campaign. The figures don’t include Pebble’s debut last week at Best Buy either, when it sold out quickly on the company’s website as well as at many retail locations.
According to Pebble Chief Executive Eric Migicovsky:
This is great news for users and developers. More Pebbles = more of a market and demand for Pebble watch apps. With the goal of getting Pebble onto as many wrists as possible, our manufacturing team is constantly working to improve quality and increase capacity. Every day thousands of new Pebbles are rolling off the line.
Pebble also promised support for Gmail and IMAP email notifications, which is a huge plus for many. The features are said to be coming to the wrist-worn device along with an update to its iOS application in the next two to three weeks.
For those of you who don’t know much about it, the Pebble is a watch that connects to devices such as your iPhone via Bluetooth and provides useful information. It has an e-paper display that allows wearers to quickly glance information on their wrist. When paired with an iPhone, users can view text messages, phone calls, and even fitness data through apps like RunKeeper.
We’ll have to wait and see how Pebble turns out as it is still currently developing rapidly. What’ll be more interesting to see is how Pebble will turn out if Apple releases the long-rumored “iWatch.”
Source: Best Buy, Pebble (Kickstarter)