12 posts and columns on smart watch
News Byte“smart” watch that started shipping back in February, is finally coming to retail stores. The $150 watch will be sold at Best Buy stores starting on July 7. The exclusive partnership is Pebble’s first retail launch of the device, after raising more than $10.2 million on Kickstarter last year (previously, the Pebble could be ordered through the company’s own website). The watch, which connects with iOS and Android smartphones via Bluetooth to alert the wearer to app activity, will be available in jet black and cherry red.
News Bytegenerated more than $10 million in preorders on Kickstarter last year, finally has a ship date: The company says it will go out Jan. 23, and that all 85,000 backers should receive their watches within six to eight weeks. The $150 Pebble is compatible with iPhone and Android, using Bluetooth to send alerts from smartphone to watch, and includes magnetic compass-like technology as well as light sensors.