Kickstarter’s Pebble has gathered in its palm some of the most innovative minds that succeeded in creating, three years ago, one of the first smartwatches in the world. The response of the customers has been fantastic: 69,000 backers and $10.26 million came back to the company in about a month time after the launching on the market. The campaign has been considered to be one of the most successful ones that Kickstarter has ever conducted.
This year, Kickstarter is ready to…start again with a new model of a smartwatch that is meant to relive the former success of the first version that has conquered the market at its release. Pebble Time is the one who now takes care of the project and it has designed a color display smartwatch which has an accessible value: $179. The response of the customers has been atrocious once more: only after 17 minutes after its launching on Tuesday, the $500,000 goal has been reached. Furthermore, in 30minutes, it it grew at $1 million, surpassing all premonitions about the product. At this moment, the company has raised more than $6 million with 33,000 buyers and they’re still counting.
The battery life is a brand new concept that is being used at smartwatches. Amazon’s Kindle is using the same one: Pebble Time offers a smartwatch that works seven days with non-stop usage of the battery. It really is something to look up to, taking into consideration the problem that all gadgets have regarding this issue. The glass screen of the watch is incredibly resistant, being a Gorilla Glass screen that has a stainless steel bezel. Additionally, the voice control implies the existence of a microphone that is obviously present, as well as a motion-sensing gyroscope. The frame is thick and resistant: 9.5mm, but as compared to the original Pebble, it is 20 percent thinner and a little more curved than its predecessor, in order to be more comfortable to wear on the wrist.
Unfortunately, the hardware part isn’t very developed, but it the fact that the watch has charging port that can be considered to be an expansion port which allows the possibility of adding compatible accessories such as heart-rate sensors, GPS trackers or portable battery bands. This is quite an offer to interested hardware companies or developers that want to get involved in the evolution of this particular smartwatch.
The price until May is reduced at $160, but after the end of the campaign, buyers will have to give $200 in order to make this innovative achievement.
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