You Did It!
We want to thank each and every one of our backers for your support during this project.
When all was said and done, Pebble Core, Pebble 2, and Time 2 raised more than $12.7 million from over 66,600 backers. You made us the #3 All-Time Most Funded project in Kickstarter history, which is totally amazing.
Summer is in full swing and we can’t wait to get Pebble Core, Pebble 2, and Time 2 home to you!
The Road to Mass Production
After closing the Kickstarter project last week, the team took a well-earned long weekend to celebrate Canada Day and the 4th of July. We’re back in full force today and look forward to the road ahead.
Over the next few weeks, Pebble 2 is heading into the final test stages before mass production. We’ve already manufactured hundreds of pre-production units that are going through environmental, mechanical, electrical, battery life, and other stress tests.
Things are looking good, but as always a lot of fun (and some stress) for our mechanical design and manufacturing teams as we get closer to the mass production start date!
What’s Next for Backers
Whether you’re a Kickstarter pro or newbie, you can review the post-campaign game plan as it stands below, originally shared in Update #9.
Dates listed in the timelines below are estimates for your reference, and are subject to change.
June 30–July 7: Pledge Funds Collected
Status: In progress
Most backers should now have their pledges collected by Kickstarter. If you are experiencing any issues with your pledge payment, review your Kickstarter account and make any necessary changes.
July 11–24: Access to Your Pebble Pledge Portal
Status: Coming soon
During this time, we will invite you directly via email to access and set up your Pebble Pledge Portal. This dashboard will be the one place to manage everything about your Pebble reward(s):
- Shipping address.
- Color and/or finish preference(s).
- Add extra items to your official reward at the Early Bird price for any selected add-ons.
- Adjust any selections or details currently submitted.
- Pay for any outstanding balances or taxes (if applicable).
Between receiving initial access to your Pebble Pledge Portal 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 Pledge Portal to further changes. For more information about pledge management, managing your pledge, or our reward fulfillment plan, visit our Kickstarter Help Page.
A Note About Reward Shipping Outside the US
For backers using Kickstarter for the first time or unfamiliar with importing international parcels, we want to note that you are the importer of record for any shipped Kickstarter rewards. While the Pebble Pledge Portal will let you pay for any VAT or taxes owed before shipping, any customs or importation fees are at the discretion of your region and are assessed by them.
We are not able to determine whether any individual Pebble reward shipped internationally will be screened by customs and charged extra importation fees or duties, nor can we mark any shipments as gifts (as much as we love you and want to send you gifts!).
Even More Software Updates
Current Pebblers can enjoy a fresh update to their watches and phone apps today. Highlights include improvements to Pebble Health for Time-Series watches and timezone fixes for users of Classic watches.
Pre-Orders Live on pebble.com
For those who missed backing us on Kickstarter, Pebble 2 and Time 2 can now be pre-ordered at pebble.com. Pre-orders can be placed at the regular retail price for each item, and will start shipping after Kickstarter rewards are fulfilled.
The pre-order pages for Pebble 2 and Time 2 are a great way for backers to start deciding which colors and finishes you're going to pick once your invite to the Pledge Portal arrives!
Until next time,
Eric + Team Pebble