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Two affordable, heart rate-enabled smartwatches and a hackable, 3G wearable for phone-free running with GPS, music, and Amazon Alexa.
Two affordable, heart rate-enabled smartwatches and a hackable, 3G wearable for phone-free running with GPS, music, and Amazon Alexa.
Two affordable, heart rate-enabled smartwatches and a hackable, 3G wearable for phone-free running with GPS, music, and Amazon Alexa.
66,673 backers pledged $12,779,843 to help bring this project to life.

Behind the Scenes in Asia + Pebble Software Updates

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Howdy everyone,

Current Pebblers can enjoy new goodies in our 3.13 software and app updates.
Current Pebblers can enjoy new goodies in our 3.13 software and app updates.

In the midst of the excitement and work going into our Kickstarter campaign for Pebble Core, Pebble 2, and Time 2, the team continues to bring regular updates to our current watches and apps. Version 3.13 of Pebble’s firmware and mobile apps includes a clearer, more accurate Pebble Health experience; an official Weather app; a new emoji; and a fix to keep the iPhone app’s file size down.

For full details about Pebble’s latest software updates, visit the Pebble Blog »

Behind the Scenes in Asia

In the lead-up to mass production later this year, our industrial design, mechanical, and manufacturing teams are currently in Asia visiting factories, assessing packaging mockups, reviewing pre-production watchband samples, and more.

Gotta give a thumbs up when you find yourself advertised in Shenzhen!
Gotta give a thumbs up when you find yourself advertised in Shenzhen!

Their two-week adventure will take them through Shenzhen, Hong Hong, and Taiwan.

A rainy morning is no problem for this Pebble 2 prototype.
A rainy morning is no problem for this Pebble 2 prototype.

 

Unwrapping a recent Pebble 2 design sample in White+Aqua for some color matching.
Unwrapping a recent Pebble 2 design sample in White+Aqua for some color matching.

The work being done now will prepare Pebble 2 and Time 2 for the manufacture of pre-production “DVT” units.

Playing with Pebble 2 packaging kits.
Playing with Pebble 2 packaging kits.

These units will be the versions of Pebble 2, Time 2, and Core that will undergo a wide battery of verification tests—from performance and reliability testing to environmental, mechanical, and regulatory trials.

Selfie game strong. Greetings from a Shanghai factory!
Selfie game strong. Greetings from a Shanghai factory!

 

Testing the injection molding for silicone bands, and making Pebble 2 band buckles.
Testing the injection molding for silicone bands, and making Pebble 2 band buckles.

We look forward to having them back at HQ next week, but are enjoying the sights they’re sharing from behind the scenes.

Lots to see and do at the Shenzhen Electronics Market, like Chris dusting off his high school marching band skills.
Lots to see and do at the Shenzhen Electronics Market, like Chris dusting off his high school marching band skills.

Project Odds and Ends

See you on the flip side :)
See you on the flip side :)

Until next time,

Eric + Team Pebble

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    1. Morris Wong on June 8, 2016

      There is a typo...it should be Hong Kong instead of Hong Hong...(And yeah, I am from HK)

    2. 羅祐敏 on June 8, 2016

      Can't wait, SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY !!!

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      Mark on June 8, 2016

      Can't wait.

    4. Tejas Suthar on June 8, 2016

      Wow..Super Excited for this project...Its the first I've ever backed and already gearing up and loaded with excitement for my first smartwatch...The feature i am really excited about is the heart-rate sensor in it...have been pushing my weightless goal ever since new-year...Maybe this September i might finally jump start my goal...

    5. WNJ85 on June 8, 2016

      @Mathieu Arnold no, the Pebble Time 2 is the successor to the Pebble Time Steel and only available in the three steel colourways (Black, Gold & Silver). If you would like red, you would need to pledge for the Pebble 2 which has a red/black colourway (Flame it's called).

    6. Mathieu Arnold
      Superbacker
      on June 8, 2016

      I've had a red original pebble, and a red pebble time, I was wondering if there will be a red peeble time 2.

    7. Sharlene Glennie on June 8, 2016

      I'm so excited to finally be part of the excitement of a pebble campaign (I missed out on the round because I'm daft but) Thanks for the update. Can't wait to get my shmancy new timepiece :)

    8. WNJ85 on June 8, 2016

      @Anssi Kumpula it doesn't state at any point that the update is available for ALL Pebble models, it simply states there are firmware and app updates and to check out the blog for more info... you're making your own incorrect assumptions based on the text!

    9. Anssi Kumpula on June 8, 2016

      This update begins with firmware updates to old Pebble models and paints a picture where all current pebblers can enjoy the improved old Pebbles. As it's simply not true it might be fair to note that.

      How many Pebble Classics and Pebble Steels are there still in use, anyway? How many compared to Time-series watches?

    10. Pebble Technology 3-time creator
      Superbacker
      on June 8, 2016

      *we're*
      Ugh, typos....

    11. Pebble Technology 3-time creator
      Superbacker
      on June 8, 2016

      @Grant the packaging were developing for Kickstarter rewards will serve as the design for retail models as well.

    12. Pebble Technology 3-time creator
      Superbacker
      on June 8, 2016

      Thanks for the kind words and encouragement, @Marsha Tyszler! You're correct on all fronts and we look forward to sharing even more detailed looks at Core, Pebble 2, and Time 2 as the production process moves along!

      This is just the tip of the iceberg ;)

    13. Grant on June 8, 2016

      Maybe we might get our pebbles in retail packaging

    14. Marsha Tyszler
      Superbacker
      on June 8, 2016

      You guys are nuts, lol! Checking out production samples in a car?! (I wouldn't have been able to wait to get back to the hotel either!) And btw, those are the sexiest yellow manufacturing coveralls I've ever seen!

      I'm really glad to see you guys are taking some time to have fun and unwind in between all the serious stuff. Your happiness, ease, and confidence clearly show in the pictures you're sharing with us! Some campaign teams sadly get burned out because they are all work, no play, 24/7. Running business and creating tech like Pebble is serious work, no doubt -- and you don't get to your third Kickstarter and such huge success without that serious work. However, there's got to be a fun switch to truly innovative and get to this point without needing a rubber room to bounce off the walls! It's important to take time to be silly at work now and then, spend time with family and friends, etc. I think that taking care of yourselves and your closest circle leads to amazing creativity and productiveness at work.

      So go ahead and have a blast while you're on this business trip! And make sure those samples get back in one piece so we can see better photos . . . do I get a sample for caring about your team's well-being, btw?! ;-p

    15. Pitou Phat on June 8, 2016

      Can't wait to see mine :)

    16. Antony Shum on June 7, 2016

      Glad to see the progress in Asia, and please improve the CJK character compatibility :)