by Pebble Technology
@Pebblers: You know you want it. You have to have it... Because, you #ENVY it! Get it on your wrist! #VoteForENVY! #ColorMyPebble http://pinterest.com/pin/108930884707585144/
I am not a big fan of inductive charging, it is not an environmentally friendly solution, but that doesn't mean we have to do without an elegant bedside stand/charger. I hope you are considering a stand that makes contact with the charging pins. Like the Galaxy Nexus desktop stand except maybe you'll actually deliver it ;-)
A better idea - build the inductive charge loop into the STRAP. That way, you get to sell higher-value straps to those who want that feature. That gets around the space limitations inside the watch itself and the strap makes a nice loop to contain the inductive charge receptor.
induction charging isn't free - you need a special charger, and you have to build the power receptor inside the watch, and that takes a LOT of space. much more than a custom USB port (or even a standard miniUSB port. not to mention that while induction charging is "sexy new technology" it's also really wasteful loss of energy: the power that needs to be pulled from the service line is higher than just a straight connection.
Q: can you pair the pebble watch to more than one device at a time?
Others have said it: inductive charging. Eliminates the need for the custom USB port, which should make the industrial design for waterproofing that much easier (or lower depth). An optional BT dongle for non-charging communication with non-BT devices would be the final piece to the puzzle.
Some of us aren't here because of engadget (I don't read it) but because we supported you from the very beginning with the inPulse; and we did that because you're doing what the large companies won't - innovate.
Could not say any better!
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I'm blown away by this.
I've been telling Sony to get back into bed with Fossil to produce a watch worthy of their original MBW-150, which I still wear every day. It has a cheap OLED screen that dies after about 6 months, and I've gone through 4 of them because there is literally nothing else out there that does what I wanted.
Then you guys rock up with my perfect watch and BOOM - $130 in your pocket, and one very happy customer. Can't wait to get it - you've done something special here guys... all power to you.
Guys this is going to be a wonderful product. With so much backing (including mine) you should take your time and put out a quality device.
I love the concept and now the fact that i'll be able to leave it on swimming is a real bonus.
Looking forward to being on of the first in Australia to own one. All the best for the next few months ahead :)
keep in mind that they won't receive any of the funding till at least a month maybe two after the funding is complete. as of right now they are a couple months away from getting any funds, but I hoping like the others we can see this watch turn into something really bad A$$ congrats I can't wait to get one.
Take care to prevent it to look like cheap Samsung plastic. Make it look like a Rado!
Great to see young men taking initiative. Glad to back it!
OK. So you have lots of funding now - get this thing produced and in the market. September is really too late. Also, get the SDK to developers before August.
Looking forward to someone clever with API making it work with a heart monitor strap too.
Saw this a couple days ago and found you guys again through the blog post on iClarified.
Love the idea! Can't wait for a white one.. I'll hopefully be contributing to the community.. Jailbroken iPhones should be able to pass along texts!!
Wireless charging would complete this. Imagine just putting the watch on the nightstand when you go to bed.
instead of special usb cable how about wireless power?
@ Quentin: shouldn't be a problem since the purchases are for another device. There are apps with stores already (steam, amazon.)
Seconding an earlier question about the cable... The "special USB cable" scares me. What happens when (not if) we lose it, or travel w/o it, etc? Can you standardize on Micro-USB?
Shut up and take my money.
Some ideas for saving battery life. You have an acceleration meter, so why not turn off visual functions when the watch hasn't moved for a while (when we sleep for example) and turn them on when its moved? Would it be feasible to incorporate discrete solar collector to boost battery life (my cheap $60 Casio does). How about a small light that comes on for a few seconds when you move your wrist in the dark so you can read the time at night?
The in app - app store seems like a bottleneck on iOS. Can you tell us how you will provide something like that around Apple's TOS?
I'm a developer who missed out on the 100 dev watches. Any chance of a second round?
Do you already have tentative approval from apple for your "in-app app store" will apps be for sale via IAP?
Guys that is great, you have a super product and I look forward to wearing it.
Also if you ever need a quote for T shirts, caps, hoodies etc. imprinted or embroidered with your cool company logo please keep me in mind. I am on the west coast and have been in the apparel and promotional business for over 15 years and have super competitive prices on top of our excellent service, would love to work with you in addition to supporting your products!!
Let me know, and good luck!!
Keep I up guys ! Hope that with the 1m mile you will be able to improve this product even more!!
HACK PACKS would be a great update !!!! I'd buy
Great project guys, I'm your fan.
If you make a version with BT4.0 for our android and Iphone compatible phones it will be just awesome.
Make more hacker packs available!
My 1st Kickstarter project. You guys deserve all KUDDOS!
First kickstarter project that I am backing! Get me a pebble!!!
Can we dare dream for 5M or even more ????
I wonder if their "some pretty awesome news" is that the dream team got acquired. :) The Pebble can become a category-killer if they deliver as spec'ed!
First project I supported, and it seems like a good way to both get a good product and help out entrepreneurs that can't get big commercial backing or don't want to "sell their soul".
Greetings from Norway
I click refresh every other hour and the momentum is mind-boggling.
Been watching for an iOS version of your watch for months! Glad I got on your mail list. Simply beautiful.
I can't stop watching.
This is the project that got me to join kickstarter. Hope it ships on time!
Awesome product and so proud of you guy! Is there any chance that you can fully waterproof it before production? I would be happy to have a reward that is 5 or 10 dollars more that comes waterproof up to 10m
Way to go Guys. Crowd sourcing and word of mouth ROCKS! BTW, you guys owe Engadget a 6 Pack.
It would be great if since the pledge is well over $100,000 goal, now they can getting these made and hopefully on our wrist way before Sept 2012!!
This too was my First KickStarter project I have ever funded.
This watch + my wrist = destiny
This is amazing... so stoked for you guys! I am proud to be a backer of this gadget!
I first saw this on Geeky-Gadgets, super stoked that you all are doing so incredibly well of the pledges and I can't wait till September now. First KickStarter project I have funded too.
I can't wait to get a watch too!
Super pumped for you guys, awesome technology + team.
Congrats guys! I can't wait to get my hands on the watch!
I'm so pumped! (i'm excited, that's the only comment I could come up with)
It was unusual for me to be one of the first to a project before the verge etc started highlighting it, can't wait to get this watch on my wrist!