Six Hours in Pebble Time

Share this post

A lot can happen in six hours. You can fly from New York City to San Francisco. You can watch The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers. Or, if you’re the Pebble team, you can announce your new smartwatch and raise $5 million. Here's how it went down:

At 9:44 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, Pebble Time launched on Kickstarter.

At 10:00 a.m. news of the launch broke. Medium published this in-depth, behind-the-scenes piece.

At 10:17 a.m. the project was successfully funded, hitting its goal of $500,000 in about 32 minutes.

At 10:32 a.m. the project's funding total hit $1 million dollars, making it the fastest project ever to hit that milestone.

By 10:33 a.m. Pebble’s founder Eric Migicovsky was unapologetically tweeting about momentarily breaking Kickstarter. (Thanks a lot Eric.)

By 10:51 a.m. both Pebble Time and Kickstarter were trending on Twitter.

By 1:52 p.m. 600 comments had been left by backers on the project page. One of our favorites was this amazing time-lapse.

At 2:26 p.m. Pebble Time exceeded $5 million. The previous fastest to $5 million? Coolest Cooler, which took over a week (7 days 6 hours) to hit that mark.

It’s now 3:44 p.m. EST and Pebble Time has been live for exactly six hours. They’ve raised over $5.5 million and gathered a community of over 27,000 early adopters.

We’re astounded at what Pebble Time has been able to accomplish in just six hours. We can’t wait to see what they do with the next 31 days.

Comments
    1. Eugene Pavlov on February 24, 2015

      Hope it worth it. Excited.

    2. Missing avatar

      Andreas Jensen on February 24, 2015

      So happy to be a part of this! Pebble Time will be amazing!

    3. amirx on February 24, 2015

      I can't wait!

    4. Missing avatar

      Dan Meekings on February 24, 2015

      Congratulations guys! The hard work is paying off!!

    5. James on February 24, 2015

      I cant wait to hear and see what "upgrades" or options we'll be able to switch backing too!

    6. Alok Choudhary on February 24, 2015

      Liked original pebble. Always wanted in color. I am backer for Time too. I am having faith in team that they will jump over the bar that they have set themselves. :) Cheers
      Not to mention pebble was my one and only project that made worth my money. After 2 years later. My pebble run like a charm. :)

    7. Missing avatar

      Morris Hanley on February 24, 2015

      Always wanted to try one why not start here cannot wait to get one, counting the days!

    8. Tim Aguirre on February 24, 2015

      nobody wants to go broke on a apple watch lol

    9. Alex Cornwell on February 24, 2015

      I am a three time backer! And I was never a watch guy!

    10. Thomas Hempen on February 25, 2015

      Glad to be with you again. I love my Pebble and I bet I'll like Pebble Time even more.

    11. Ryan Gunn on February 25, 2015

      Simply amazing. The energy, YOUR energy, amazing. My first smartwatch, no second thoughts. Can't wait to get it.

    12. Missing avatar

      Phil Nixon on February 25, 2015

      How about less hype and more explaining about what went wrong with us backers who clicked the early bird option with plenty of units left, only to get an email 30 minutes laterlater that the pledge had failed?

    13. Rasmus Plats on February 25, 2015

      I really hope you have a lot of them in stock :)
      You are really gonna need it :D

    14. Missing avatar

      Pmote on February 25, 2015

      really look forward to the great stuff again from Pebble Family.

    15. Loretta Fontaine Castagna on February 25, 2015

      Amazing to watch! Go Pebble Time!

    16. Missing avatar

      Radiopirat on February 25, 2015

      Pebble Time: Just more than a piece of time!

    17. arudy on February 25, 2015

      I wish I could be part of this (any ubuntu phone compatibility on the shedule?)

      congrats

    18. Guillermo Ortiz Gonzalez on February 25, 2015

      Last monday February 16th I bought a Pebble Steel, I haven't recieved it yet (I live in Mexico), even so, today I became a backer and really really can't wait to have both watches!!!

    19. Jeremie Lariviere
      Superbacker
      on February 25, 2015

      I couldn't help but chuckle when reading this! And they're over 9 mil now...

      Love (and still have) the original, am loving my Steel, and will love the Time also (especially if, due to the success, there's a Time Steel version)
      :-)

    20. Missing avatar

      Arslan on February 25, 2015

      Great job, can't wait to get that

    21. Missing avatar

      robin.,r.lo on February 25, 2015

      Hmmm. Looks like I will have to wear both the new Time and my older Kickstarter Pebble. I've been wearing my Pebble 2.5 yrs now and it's part of me. Can't think of parting.

    22. Colin Richardson on February 26, 2015

      So, will it be possible to turn off "Past/Future" and have it work the same way the current pebble works?

    23. Missing avatar

      Kotresh on February 26, 2015

      You guys are doing a great job.. Pebble Time is rocking

    24. Dan Mitchell on February 27, 2015

      I would like an all-steel version next !

    25. Bobby Goh on March 1, 2015

      Keep it up and going.

    26. David Gaipa
      Superbacker
      on March 3, 2015

      A new #1 Most Funded!!! Way to go Pebble Time team. Pebble Time Steel really pushed them over the top to retake the title from the Coolest Cooler. Now, how long do we think this title will last?

    27. stanley kaczor on March 3, 2015

      I bought 3 pebble watches already. 2 pebble and 1 pebble steel and now I bought a pebble time steel. but I like to know what it going to cost for the other bands? if I can get some kind of a price range it will be nice. after paying $265.00 for watch how much more is it going to cost me?

    28. Missing avatar

      CHARAVNER on March 10, 2015

      Bravo ! Maintenant il n'y a plus qu'à patienter en regardant les photos

    29. Missing avatar

      Gerald Lam on March 18, 2015

      I love PEBBLE!!!!! U changed forever how I look at time! Apple Iwatch.......big boo!

    30. Stephen Strunk on March 26, 2015

      I have the original orange Pebble from kickstarter, a Pebble Steel that my wife gave for Christmas and now backing a new Pebble Time. The Steel is my favorite watch!

    31. Missing avatar

      Anthony Morgan on March 27, 2015

      I preordered my Pebble Steel when it first came out and waited an extra 1.5 months to get it. But it was worth the wait. I am looking forward to my new Steel and I also a Pebble Time I plan to give my son as a birthday present.

    32. Missing avatar

      Namaku Keren on October 20, 2015

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

    33. Missing avatar

      teguhbejo on October 22, 2015

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

    34. Missing avatar

      Doa Ibu Tersayang on October 23, 2015

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.