Go Full Circle with Pebble Time Round Special Editions + Get Building with the Pebble 4.0 SDK Preview
"Yuuuge" update, coming in hot!
There’s two weeks left in our Kickstarter campaign for Pebble Core, Pebble 2, and Time 2. Our sleeves are sagging from the surprises we’ve been hiding up them. It's time to set the goodies free:
- Pebble Time Round Special Editions
- The Road to Rewards: Developer Experience & Tools
When we kicked off this project, we promised the campaign would showcase the entire Pebble lineup for 2016. Letting you pick the best mix of our new wearables in one place makes total sense.
The feedback from Pebble Time Round fans has been awesome. You're eager to see something cool for PTR during this project. We hear you loud and clear!
Thanks to you, we're bringing our lightest, thinnest, and most stylish activity tracking smartwatch to Kickstarter with a pair of Pebble Time Round Special Editions.
Get Smart, Snazzy, and Active with New Pebble Time Round Rewards
Pebble Time Round is the smartwatch for any occasion where timeless style is a must. Choose your own adventure with two Kickstarter Edition finishes in polished Gold or Silver.
The round, color e-paper display and marine-grade stainless steel chassis take center stage, balanced by luxe accents befitting this stylish timepiece. Smoked numbering at 03, 06, 09, and 12 o’clock adds subtle gloss to the jet black decorative bezel. The ebony, genuine leather band sports matching clasps and quick-release pins so you can easily swap in any 20mm band your ensemble calls for.
Get your smartwatch fix incognito: enjoy Pebble Health activity tracking, notifications, apps, and voice features in a design that’s less Inspector Gadget and more 007.
Manage Your Pledge
Backers who pledge for Pebble Time Round on Kickstarter will have these new models before anyone else and receive an exclusive laser engraving when they start shipping in September.
We’re giving backers a range of options to make these special editions their own, including a combo pack for those who want one Pebble for the gym and pool and another Pebble for date night or dinner with clients:
- $199 for one (1) Pebble Time Round in polished Gold or Silver
- $298 for one (1) Pebble Time Round + one (1) Pebble 2
Fun Fact: Even with multiple watches in your collection, Pebble Health seamlessly consolidates step and sleep stats between your Pebbles for one, unified view!
With new rewards to consider, current backers can easily change their pledges to a reward tier that suits them best while the campaign is live.
To pledge for a mix of Pebble rewards that don’t currently exist as an official tier, follow these steps:
1) Pledge for an official reward tier that best fits the mix of Pebbles you want.
2) In early July, we'll invite you to complete your Reward survey. This survey will let you choose color/finish preferences, set a delivery address, and add on and pay for any additional Kickstarter reward items you'd like.
3) Add-on items are priced at the Early Bird level, with the same shipping costs. Add-ons will not impact the shipping order of the original Reward you backed.
The Road to Rewards: Developer Experience & Tools
We’re proud of the hardware foundation Pebble wearables have built since starting our journey four (whoa, time flies!) years ago, but that’s just half the story. What really makes our products sing are the watchfaces, apps, and experiences our developer community keeps bringing to the Pebble platform.
Making the Pebble ecosystem the most inspiring and delightful wearable platform to develop for is no small task. I’m regularly blown away by the ingenuity, hard work, and creativity our Developer Experience team displays to make herculean, behind-the-scenes work look and feel like magic.
I’d like to celebrate the wearable tech wunderkinds on Pebble's Developer Experience Team for today's Road to Rewards spotlight. They're instrumental in helping our developer community make awesome happen. Launching the Pebble 4.0 SDK Preview and Emulator today are small tastes of the great things they have in store.
Please enjoy the update below by Cat Haines, Head of Developer Relations at Pebble.
A Wild SDK Appears
Today, we are releasing the first SDK 4 Developer Preview. SDK 4 opens the door to app development for Pebble 2 and lets you interact with some of the exciting new UX elements in Pebble OS 4.0, including Timeline Peek and the improved system launcher. As always, we’ve included plenty of valuable resources to help you better understand the new functionality and demonstrate how you can use our tools to build delightful user experiences!
Shiny New Emulator
The SDK 4 Developer Preview also includes an updated emulator with the 4.0 user experience and new features bundled in to help developers create and test their 4.0 apps and watchfaces. The emulator includes a launcher capable of displaying an App Glance, plus the ability to toggle the presence of Timeline Peek so developers can ensure their watchfaces look perfect in every context!
Lastly, developers can now install multiple watchfaces and apps to a single emulator—how exciting!
The SDK 4 developer preview is just that: a first taste that will evolve with time.
Back to you, Eric!
Celebrate Pebble Developers TONIGHT in SF
Awesome, Cat! On behalf of the entire Pebble community—users who will enjoy the apps and faces built with the tools from our Developer Experience team—thank you! If you’re in the Bay Area tonight, you can thank them in person at our SF Pebble Meetup.
Project Odds and Ends
- Pebble Core, Pebble 2, and Time 2 are closing in on our previous backer record of 78,467 with two weeks left to go. With your help, we can top that—keep spreading the word and encouraging people to back the project!
- Follow us and keep in touch on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, Snapchat, and our new Pebble Forum.
- If you're currently a project backer, you can submit your email here to pause marketing messages from us while the Kickstarter campaign is live.
Until next time,
Eric + Team Pebble