Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 18, 2012.

Update #9

More backers...more component orders!

A few backers were wondering how we'll be communicating with you throughout the manufacturing and shipping process. All official updates will be posted on this Update page (and automatically emailed to you) as manufacturing continues. We can't share everything for various reasons (we need to respect non-disclosure agreements that we've signed and protect our intellectual property) but here's a quick sample!

I placed an order for a few more long lead-time components today. If you can believe it, this purchase order (PO) is for just 2 of the electronic components inside Pebble! This will be the first cheque I've signed with this many zeros and commas.

Hope you have an awesome weekend and for our far east backers, continue having an awesome weekend!

Eric + Pebble Team

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      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/

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      Creator AK (deleted) on May 10, 2012

      @nicolas all very good points but the admin side is one area I think needs a lot of manpower, the collection of shipping addresses/ extra shipping costs seems like a really labour-intensive process, based on previous projects I have backed.

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      Creator Jan Latzko on May 10, 2012

      That is a lot of commas.. congrats!

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      Creator Mike Lilly on May 8, 2012

      The company already has the equipment from manufacturing the InPulse, so it is likely that production will continue in the same fashion. However that does not mean it is being done in a garage by five people, or that they are not capable of working on more than one watch at a time...

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      Creator nicolas forget on May 8, 2012

      Could the questions get anymore idiotic than what I have seen here. Clearly people have never heard of contract manufacturing -- that's how computers are assembled and this is how the pebble will be assembled. Apple doesn't assemble its Ipad so why should pebble.

      This is truly amazing that people who live in the modern world still think that 5 guys will sit in their garage and hand assemble each watch, then print (by hand I presume) the labels and pack each watch... stupid I tell you (have none of these people heard of Foxconn? I mean really!

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      Creator SlCKB0Y on May 8, 2012

      @Grant.. Huh? These guys are designers, engineers and coders, they aren't going to be the ones sitting there in Eric's garage assembling these things by themselves (at least I hope not!)

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      Creator WereTiger on May 8, 2012

      Omkar: I have the same concerns. If it takes 5 minutes to assemble a pebble, with 10 people working full time it would take 18 weeks to assemble the quantity that are currently expected. I'm worried I won't see mine until 2013.
      Of course, there's also the 'economies of scale' thing to consider. Mass production is cheaper. If they can get quality production at that scale, this could be a really good thing. Would bring down the per-unit cost and allow them to put some more development money into the watch.

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      Creator Bill slik on May 8, 2012

      How will pass available be distributed? Need a watch app w multiple time zones.

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      Creator Omkar on May 7, 2012

      How are you going to support a production plan for such a large quantity as your original plan didnt include larger volumes? Are you still going to be able to meet the Sept deadline?

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      Creator Melissa Kheh on May 7, 2012

      I love the fact that we use pebble to run, swim, cycle. It would be great if we can use a Heart rate monitor with pebble too.

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      Creator Andrew Darbyshire on May 7, 2012

      From backer 59,257 (approx) This is tech history in the making.

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      Creator dellison26 on May 7, 2012

      Is there going to be a way to tell how much battery life is available so your watch won't just blank out on you?

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      Creator Benjamin Ahronheim on May 7, 2012

      Is there a heart rate monitor for the poor guy signing the checks? I would've passed out!

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      Creator PSMobile on May 7, 2012

      Heart rate monitor connection comes with Runkeeper. I.e. connect the heart rate strap with runkeeper on the smartphone and hopefully the information will be displayed on Pebble.

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      Creator Marc Williamson on May 7, 2012

      Heart rate monitor connection would be great. Not sure how this would be possible, but there are many third-party hardware options, all it needs is the correct frequency and the software to interpret it.

      What are the chances?

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      Creator Mattsiphonerepairs.co.uk on May 7, 2012

      Will there be a built in heart rate monitor for those of us who use a gym please????

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      Creator believers on May 7, 2012

      It's going to 10M !!! This should become AWESOME product !!
      Hope not dissapointed.

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      Creator Jose Cardona on May 6, 2012

      I don't know what the big deal with Bluetooth 4 is. It just has better battery, with BT 2.1 they have figured out a way to make the battery last for a week, that's fine by me. I'd rather have 2.1 by september than have to wait for months for a BT 4 redesign.

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      Creator Voir Dire on May 6, 2012

      Glad to see a meaningful update. Keep up the good work guys!

      BTW, for those who keep asking for the latest Bluetooth, hardware changes are most likely not going to happen so I suggest sitting tight and waiting for Pebble 2.0. It'll prob be a WHOLE lot better. :)

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      Creator Sachin Patel on May 6, 2012

      I hope this wasn't for Bluetooth 2.1 parts...

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      Creator believers on May 6, 2012

      Is this SHOCKPROOF ??

      Can you put GPS on it so if someone lost they could be found ?

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      Creator Erik Moust on May 6, 2012

      omg....what else can one say...

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      Creator Bruce Tonkin on May 5, 2012

      Did you ask for a discount on that purchase? There wasn't a "buy one, get one free" deal on or anything?

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      Creator Luke Korth on May 5, 2012

      See the FAQ on the project home....

      Q. Is it waterproof? A. Pebble is now water resistant, at least enough to go swimming, run in the rain etc. You can fully submerge Pebble in water. We're working on getting the actual certification level settled (3ATM, 5ATM, etc). This is in response to your suggestions!

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      Creator Pasindu on May 5, 2012

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      Creator Pasindu on May 5, 2012

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      Creator Pasindu on May 5, 2012

      Hey guys does anyone know the jet black pebble watch is waterproof?
      thanks for the update!

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      Creator Brett Abegglen on May 5, 2012

      Darren,

      If you guys need any help sourcing components let me know. Long lead time, obsolete and hard to find components are my specialty. I've been in the semiconductor industry since 1999. Cost savings are also a niche of mine. Good luck and I look forward to my Pebble!!

      Brett

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      Creator Felipe Gordillo Corvalán on May 5, 2012

      Congratulation, we trusted in your project, thats is why we submit a pledge, there is no need to care about commas and dots :D

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      Creator hampton on May 5, 2012

      Truly inspiring. I hope this is just a jumping off point for you and your team. Who knows, maybe some day you'll be delivering keynotes at Pebble Day.

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      Creator Darren Jarvis on May 5, 2012

      simon, they do offer that.. if you look at the $240 pack it says any colour including the black one.

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      Creator Simon Gordon on May 5, 2012

      Looks good and I invested, shame you don't have an offer with a mix of black and colored watches !

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      Creator Robert Gray on May 5, 2012

      Im proud of you and your entire team. God bless!

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      Creator Louise A. Bergeron on May 5, 2012

      Wow Guys (Parents of the Pebble);
      That is great news. Looks like you came up with fulfilling a demand. Good great luck, and don't sell out.
      Louise Bergeron

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      Creator Garrett Heaton on May 5, 2012

      I wish I had that problem...

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      Creator Fred Raimondi on May 5, 2012

      This is a GREAT problem to have! Congrats you guys! You're living the dream.

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      Creator Michael B on May 5, 2012

      @Gabriella & Gregor... I am not trying to discourage you from creating a product. I think it's great to want to create something new. But when you paste the exact same comment in 4 different Pebble updates within minutes of each other.. it's tacky and lame. It is evident to me that you are trying to advertise your project, and the last thing I want to do is read your "advertisement" in the Pebble updates. I wish you success with your project, but please, chill with the advertisement.

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      Creator Gabriella Stollenwerck & Gregor Bismarck on May 5, 2012

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      Creator Maya Bretzius on May 5, 2012

      Great update, thanks for sharing this with us!

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      Creator Marcio Aramuni on May 5, 2012

      I´ll blow some minds here in Brasil when I show my Pebble watch...

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      Creator Robert Ramos on May 5, 2012

      During my working life, I have had a bookkeeping practice in Houston, worked for SBA advising small businesses and have owned a small business since 1994. This site is a great idea for worthwhile projects. I too have pledged a small amount and am very proud to be one of the investors. But my son has basically taken over the business leaving me too much time to watch the soaps. I hope to get more involved as an investor, but doing due diligence, with more worthwhile projects like this one. These young folks are to be commended for putting their guts into this project. I sincerely hope they give preference to veterans (sorry but I am a disabled vet) in hiring. Sometime soon, I hope the site owners give some kind of education to investors as to how to do due diligence both on their site and using external resources. If they do, I hope they notify everyone. God Bless.

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      Creator Christian Lembke on May 5, 2012

      This is awesome :-)

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      Creator cris on May 5, 2012

      With this order the yelling for bt4 should be over. horray!

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      Creator Dominic Soh on May 5, 2012

      Can't wait for this to end! I wonder the amount of pebbles that have been ordered for all the different countries. Hope to see a final tally at the end to see how many have been ordered :P

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      Creator Dan Atkinson on May 5, 2012

      @Chris Hunter: Yes! I don't know why people think that Pebble handed over money.

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      Creator Mario Toffia on May 5, 2012

      Thanks for your update! I'm sitting on needles awaiting you guys to succeed producing your watch - so I can start using it with my runkeeper and keep track on time + HRM :)
      Thanks again and greetings from sweden! Your'e awesome!

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      Creator mark on May 5, 2012

      At least Erik and team give a regular update. Therefore congrats to them for this success.

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      Creator Wayne Robinson on May 5, 2012

      Probably got a loan from RunKeeper ;-)

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      Creator Chris Hunter on May 5, 2012

      Its a Purchase Order. That normally means its a promise to pay when an invoice is shipped. This isn't saying hes laying out 1Million. Its the first step before they are billed via Invoice for the 1Million.

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      Creator christian biesbrouck on May 5, 2012

      It easy to get money from a bank or person when you have over 50000 backers with all you credit card details given. Are you risking your (credibility) rating over a few hunderd dollars. and do not forget! This is kickstarter ones it hits the shelf they could look at swatch watch succes. For all we know it could be fundened upfront by Mr. Buffet himself. Good luck boys.

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