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As Apple Smart Watch Rumors Swirl, Pebble Gets FCC Approval

The Pebble watch has been approved by the Federal Communications Commission as a wireless communication device, one more step in its process to arrive on its 65,000-plus Kickstarter backers’ wrists.

Pebble watch cycling

The smart watch, which displays information from Android and iOS phones via Bluetooth, was originally supposed to ship in September, but has been delayed after massive demand generated more than $10 million worth of Kickstarter backing.

The company has yet to set new delivery dates, but it obviously missed the holiday season.

The FCC approval comes just as rumors are swirling that Apple is working on a smart watch of its own.

Documents released with the approval include a user manual, but not proprietary information such as schematic diagrams.

Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky noted that Pebble was designed with a pre-approved Bluetooth module to ease the certification process.

The Pebble news was reported earlier today by Engadget.


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