Six Hours in Pebble Time

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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.

    1. Eugene Pavlov on

      Hope it worth it. Excited.

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      Andreas Jensen on

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

    3. amirx on

      I can't wait!

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      Dan Meekings on

      Congratulations guys! The hard work is paying off!!

    5. James on

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

    6. Alok Choudhary on

      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. :)

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      Morris Hanley on

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

    8. Tim Aguirre on

      nobody wants to go broke on a apple watch lol

    9. Alex Cornwell on

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

    10. Thomas Hempen on

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

    11. Ryan Gunn on

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

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      Phil Nixon on

      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

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

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      Pmote on

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

    15. Loretta Fontaine Castagna on

      Amazing to watch! Go Pebble Time!

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      Radiopirat on

      Pebble Time: Just more than a piece of time!

    17. arudy on

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


    18. Guillermo Ortiz Gonzalez on

      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

      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)

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      Arslan on

      Great job, can't wait to get that

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      robin.,r.lo on

      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

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

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      Kotresh on

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

    24. Dan Mitchell on

      I would like an all-steel version next !

    25. Bobby Goh on

      Keep it up and going.

    26. David Gaipa

      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

      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?

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      CHARAVNER on

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

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      Gerald Lam on

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

    30. Stephen Strunk on

      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!

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      Anthony Morgan on

      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.

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