Forbes magazine also considers this a great idea. While it's not for everybody, this watch is a great feature for reasons depicted in the Kickstarter video. As of this moment, there are almost 20,000 backers of this startup.
Maybe not mass market, but 20,000 orders is nothing to sneeze at. It's actually a tad smaller than my current daily watch, so that's not an issue for me, the added functionality will be much appreciated though. No more scrambling to see who's calling/messaging, just check my watch. Can't wait!
Not sure if it's the same model of BT watch, but I saw one yesterday in the news that works with GPS on your wireless device. So, for example, a cyclist like myself could use the watch to view speed/distance data coming from a GPS app on my phone. I thought that was cool.
It's approaching $4 million. Assuming an average of around $120/watch, that's well over 32,000 watches they've sold already.
I think I'm going to order a couple of the coloured ones. Of the current choices I'd rather have black, but I'm really hoping the voter's choice will come up with something enticing (I'm hoping gunmetal grey).
Just wanted to update this thread. It took long enough, but I finally received my pebble watch on Feb. 21.
So far, the experience has been great. More apps are being designed. I updated the watch strap within the first week to a more comfortable leather strap. My Nexus S is pretty much permanently in quiet mode, as I receive all my prompts now through the vibration and display of the pebble.
There's now talk that both Apple and Samsung are working on a companion watch to go with their phones. For such a small product, it sure stirred quite a bit of interest in the smartphone market.
Seeing how the display on the Pebble is e-ink, monochrome, approx 1" square, I doubt anyone will watch anything on it.
When I receive an email notification, I only get the message of who it's from.
Text messages will be displayed, as well as Google Talk messages.
Call display shows simply the phone number if the caller is not in my contact list, their name if they are.
I have a large assortment of "watch" displays, from analog to digital for the time.
And the BT connection does not interfere with the BT connection with my car.
Jase88, I have yet to lose connection with my phone, unless I walk away from my phone, but it immediately reconnects when I get close to it again.
As I previously mentioned, a lot of major players are now getting into the "smartwatch" market now...