Welcome to the home stretch!
Less than 30 hours remain before the campaign for Pebble Core, Pebble 2, and Time 2 wraps up on Kickstarter. While this chapter comes to a close, the project is far from over.
Your support has brought Pebble’s next generation of wearable technology to life. After tomorrow, things really kick into high gear :)
Enjoy this last update while the campaign is live, with behind-the-scenes views of our Kickstarter video shoot mixed in (shot with love by our very own Meiguro on Flickr).
Cooler Than The Coolest?
The Pebble community continues to amaze. This time around, you’ve carried our project to over $12 million from more than 63,500 backers. Your support means Pebble Core, Pebble 2, and Time 2 is now the #3 All-Time Most Funded project in Kickstarter history.
Only a few hours remain to snag the #2 spot from The Coolest Cooler, but we are within striking distance! There’s a few key ways you can get us passed The Coolest on Kickstarter, right behind last year's Pebble Time.
Pledge Now for Reward Add-Ons
For those of you who wanted a combination of Pebbles that there isn't an official tier for (e.g. one Time 2 + one Time Round, one Core + one Time Round, etc.), we have a system in place for you to add on and pay for items after the campaign closes.
Add-ons will be available at the Early Bird Price:
- $69 for Pebble Core
- $99 for Pebble 2
- $169 for Time 2
- $199 for Time Round Special Editions
If you were already planning to add items to your official reward tier, you can add the dollar amount of the item(s) you want to your pledge now, before the campaign ends. We will automatically carry over your total amount pledged to our post-Kickstarter reward management portal. You can use that pledge balance for the items you want added to your official Pebble Reward(s).
Recruit New Backers
Share the Pebble project (pebble.com/kickstarter) with everyone you know who would love to have our wearables in their lives. Between Pebble Core, Pebble 2, Time 2, and Time Round, there’s something for everyone.
Share Your Pebble Story
Whether it’s on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, Snapchat, or on our new Pebble Forum, put Pebble on new people’s radar. Get them excited about why you love Pebble and our approach to wearable technology.
What’s Next for Backers
Pebble Kickstarter campaigns always feature a mix of new friends—crowdfunding a creative project for the first time—and past backers.
Whether you’re a Kickstarter pro or newbie, let’s go over Pebble’s post-campaign game plan as it stands. Dates listed in the timelines below are estimates for your reference, and are subject to change.
June 30–July 7: Pledge Funds Collected
After the campaign closes, your pledge will be finalized and Kickstarter will collect payment (using the payment information specified in your Kickstarter account). Collecting payment for everyone’s pledges can take up to one week, especially for large projects. Don’t worry if your pledge funds aren’t collected immediately.
July 11–24: Access to Your Pebble BackerKit
During this time, we will invite you directly via email to access and set up your Pebble BackerKit. This dashboard will be the one place to manage everything about your Pebble reward(s):
- Shipping address.
- Color and/or finish preference(s).
- Adding extra items to your official reward at the Early Bird price.
- Adjusting any selections or details currently submitted.
- Paying for any outstanding balances, taxes, or fees (if applicable).
Between receiving initial access to your Pebble BackerKit and when rewards start shipping later this year, you are free to change the information and selections you’ve entered at any time.
When your rewards are ready for shipping, we will email you directly to perform a final review before locking your BackerKit to further changes. For more information about BackerKit, managing your pledge, or our reward fulfillment plan, visit our Kickstarter Help Page.
Projects We Love
A major highlight of the Pebble journey so far is the friends we make along the way. We’re all about showing love to the projects that integrate and work with Pebble. On that note, check out some projects and teams we’re proud to call friends.
Works with: All Pebble watches
Brothers Trevor and Colin started GadgetWraps as soon as the original Pebble started shipping back in 2013. Since then, they’ve been the go-to place for Pebble skins, protectors, bands, and delightful sketches-on-demand with your orders :)
Richard Tracy Brand: Creative Bands for Pebble
Works with: Pebble 2, Time 2, Pebble Time, Time Steel, Pebble Steel, Pebble Classic
Richard Tracy Brand has been building Pebble bands since the very beginning! They’ve launched three Pebble-related Kickstarter projects and are proud to announce that their latest HAMMER silicone straps fit Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 like a glove.
Led by Jason Hilbourne in Portland, OR, this mom-and-pop shop designs bands while wife Greta fulfills orders. For the Hilbournes, the best part of making accessories is the connections they build with customers: “I can't tell you how many ‘hairy wrist’ photos we've received, and we we love every one!”
Revols: Custom-fit Bluetooth Earbuds
Works with: Pebble Core
Revols are the world’s first custom-fit Bluetooth earphones that mold to the unique shape of your ears in exactly 60 seconds. The coolest part is that the entire customization process is controlled by an app on your phone. Revols teamed with Onkyo to deliver premium sound. Like Pebble, these revolutionary earbuds are pushing boundaries and making wearable technology more attainable. They got their early start on Kickstarter by raising over $2.5M and making over 10,000 earphones during their campaign! We can’t wait to try out a set of Revols with Pebble Core!
Delightful + Personal = Pebble
We’re not here to save the world, but we do want to save you from wearables that suck. Working with you—the Pebble family—to make that happen is what gets us up in the morning.
We exist to bring you closer to delightful, personal technology. We live for a future that—little by little—seizes opportunities available today to make what worked in the past even better. As computers connect ever closer to the body and mind, Pebble will be on the front lines to explore, understand, and deliver the best wearable technology possible.
We started with a watch. The original Pebble added new capabilities to something we were familiar wearing. The focused, glanceable experiences Pebble brought from our smartphones to our wrists established the core pillars of what good wearables should deliver.
Now, because of you, we’re introducing watches that best embody Pebble’s ethos and—with Pebble Core—an all-new wearable that will take the approach you’ve loved to the next level.
Kickstarter is for bringing creative projects to life with the help of those who most want to see them succeed. No matter what we make—now or in the future—anything bearing the Pebble name will deliver joyful moments that feel uniquely yours. It’s what we mean when we say “delightful, personal technology.” It’s how we roll. It’s what we stand for.
Thank you for standing with us.
Until next time,
Eric + Team Pebble