Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
The Peoples’ Pebble
A smart watch, funded by crowd-sourced financing, which can receive texts and emails when linked to an Android or Apple phone will be in production later this month.
Called Pebble, the watch has a 3.2cm e-ink black and white display and costs $150.
The project to develop Pebble started in April 2012 when the founder, Eric Migicovsky, asked for $100,000 on Kickstarter and got $10m after 38 days.
Initial production is set at 15,000 watches a week.
Apple and Intel are said to be producing a smart watch. The Peoples’ Pebble seems to have pipped them to the post.Tags: android, Apple, Intel, texts, watches