The Pebble, a highly-customizable ePaper wristwatch that connects to an Android or iPhone, is available for pre-order on Kickstarter now and will be launched later in the year.
Connecting through Bluetooth, the Pebble will alert users with a silent vibration to incoming calls, emails, and messages. The wristwatch will also display calendar alerts, Facebook messages, Twitter updates, and weather alerts. All of these notifications can be dismissed with a simple shake of the wrist.
Apps are what will make the Pebble customizable. Some of the apps that have been demoed so far include the ability to track the distance and speed while using the cycling app, to manage songs using the music control app, or even to check time and pace while using the running app, RunKeeper.
Users will be able to use different types of watchfaces as well. There’s a variety already designed, and according to the developers, it can easily be changed at the convenience of a simple touch on the Pebble App for Androids and iPhones.
The Pebble will sport a 144 x 168 pixel display with black and white ePaper. It will feature Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR and will have four buttons on its sides, a vibrating motor, and a three-axis accelerometer. Apps will be loaded using Bluetooth or through the Pebble watchapp store.
For Apple products, the wristwatch is only going to be compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, or iPhone 4S running iOS 5 or any iPod touch running iOS 5. The Pebble will work with any Android devices running OS 2.3 and up. It will ship in one of a variety of colors: arctic white, jet black, cherry red, and a voter’s choice to be announced soon.
Those who are interested can pre-order the Pebble today at Kickstarter. The cost of a Jet Black Pebble is $115 while the price of an Arctic White, Cherry Red, or the Voter’s Choice is $125. It should be noted that the Pebble is the most funded Kickstarter project ever.
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