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

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5 Comments

  1. NoCynic
    January 15, 2013 13:17
  2. David Manners
    January 10, 2013 14:14

    Yes indeed, Mr C, in view of the seemingly total indifference of the entire female sex to the phoning-while-driving legislation, I think you’re absolutely right.

  3. Mr Cynical
    January 10, 2013 11:35

    I was always amazed in the mornings on Route 101 to see shall we say the fairer sex and what they were doing whilst driving, one morning I saw one such lady painting her nails.
    So this device will enable them to check their email and SMS messages whilst driving, I think there’s going to be a few rear enders coming?

  4. David Manners
    January 10, 2013 09:24

    It’s less obvious that you’re checking your messages, I suppose, Keith, though checking the time in a meeting can seem just as insulting.

  5. Keith
    January 10, 2013 09:16

    What exactly is the point of a watch if you’re already carrying a smartphone?

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