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Pebble is a customizable watch. Download new watchfaces, use sports and fitness apps, get notifications from your phone.
68,929 backers pledged $10,266,845 to help bring this project to life.

$1mm in 28 hours

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It's tough posting about this without using too many superlatives, but I'll try my best.

Pebble just hit $1mm; roughly 28 hours after Engadget broke the story.

You, our backers, have transformed our little project into a worldwide phenomenon. My team and I can't thank you enough. Just want to let you know that we're laser-focused on getting this watch onto your wrist as soon as possible.

We'll have a more complete update coming later today with some answers to questions, new milestones and some pretty awesome news!

Watch out for that!

Eric, Andrew, Steve, Rahul, Adam, and Chris

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Comments

    1. Creator Donald Hansen Jr. on July 5, 2012

      @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/

    2. Creator Patrick Keogh on April 16, 2012

      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 ;-)

    3. Creator mark waller on April 15, 2012

      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.

    4. Creator Alex Johnson on April 14, 2012

      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.

    5. Creator Myron Lim Nepomuceno on April 14, 2012

      Q: can you pair the pebble watch to more than one device at a time?

    6. Creator Jim Millard on April 13, 2012

      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.

    7. Creator christian biesbrouck on April 13, 2012

      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!

    8. Creator Mujtaba Shah (deleted) on April 13, 2012

      This is absolutely brilliant. I'm just so thankful to engadget for covering this, else I would never have come across this true modern masterpiece. Happy to have pledged and can't wait when this arrives.

    9. Creator Stewart Rogers on April 13, 2012

      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.

    10. Creator Cody Konior on April 12, 2012

      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.

    11. Creator James Breuer on April 12, 2012

      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 :)

    12. Creator David Duncan on April 12, 2012

      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.

    13. Creator Rob van Rijen on April 12, 2012

      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!

    14. Creator Jason Carley on April 12, 2012

      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.

    15. Creator mark on April 12, 2012

      Looking forward to someone clever with API making it work with a heart monitor strap too.

    16. Creator Benjamin Stanton on April 12, 2012

      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!!

    17. Creator Matthew Parlane on April 12, 2012

      Wireless charging would complete this. Imagine just putting the watch on the nightstand when you go to bed.

    18. Creator Kim Bryant on April 12, 2012

      instead of special usb cable how about wireless power?

    19. Creator Fuzzy Puffin on April 12, 2012

      @ Quentin: shouldn't be a problem since the purchases are for another device. There are apps with stores already (steam, amazon.)

    20. Creator Richard Goodwin on April 12, 2012

      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?

    21. Creator lcof on April 12, 2012

      Shut up and take my money.

    22. Creator David Lacey on April 12, 2012

      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?

    23. Creator Quentin Cole on April 12, 2012

      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?

    24. Creator Brad Herman on April 12, 2012

      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?

    25. Creator Marcel hoksbergen on April 12, 2012

      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!!

      Marcel
      www.activetradepromotions.com

    26. Creator Shany on April 12, 2012

      Keep I up guys ! Hope that with the 1m mile you will be able to improve this product even more!!

    27. Creator Tyler Smith on April 12, 2012

      HACK PACKS would be a great update !!!! I'd buy

    28. Creator Sebastian on April 12, 2012

      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.

    29. Creator Ryan James Shaw on April 12, 2012

      Make more hacker packs available!

    30. Creator Alexandre Jungermann on April 12, 2012

      My 1st Kickstarter project. You guys deserve all KUDDOS!

    31. Creator Ryan Brousseau on April 12, 2012

      First kickstarter project that I am backing! Get me a pebble!!!

    32. Creator Peter Jones on April 12, 2012

      Can we dare dream for 5M or even more ????

    33. Creator Gerald C on April 12, 2012

      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!

    34. Creator Thomas Bekkenes on April 12, 2012

      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

    35. Creator Sajid Fakir on April 12, 2012

      I click refresh every other hour and the momentum is mind-boggling.

    36. Creator Michael L. Keener on April 12, 2012

      Been watching for an iOS version of your watch for months! Glad I got on your mail list. Simply beautiful.

    37. Creator D4rKlar on April 12, 2012

      I can't stop watching.

    38. Creator Daniel McClintock on April 12, 2012

      This is the project that got me to join kickstarter. Hope it ships on time!

    39. Creator Ryan Levenson on April 12, 2012

      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

    40. Creator David Fowlkes Jr. on April 12, 2012

      Way to go Guys. Crowd sourcing and word of mouth ROCKS! BTW, you guys owe Engadget a 6 Pack.

    41. Creator Chris on April 12, 2012

      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.

    42. Creator frank martinez jr on April 12, 2012

      This watch + my wrist = destiny

    43. Creator James M. on April 12, 2012

      This is amazing... so stoked for you guys! I am proud to be a backer of this gadget!

    44. Creator Spencer Winegarden on April 12, 2012

      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.

    45. Creator Nate Falu Febres on April 12, 2012

      I can't wait to get a watch too!

    46. Creator Jean-Marc Autexier on April 12, 2012

      Congrats guys! I Can't wait until september.

    47. Creator Joshua Wilson on April 12, 2012

      Super pumped for you guys, awesome technology + team.

    48. Creator Rudy Vee Castillo on April 12, 2012

      Congrats guys! I can't wait to get my hands on the watch!

    49. Creator Ryan Heimbuch on April 12, 2012

      I'm so pumped! (i'm excited, that's the only comment I could come up with)

    50. Creator Paul Glover on April 12, 2012

      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!