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

Update #14

Summer Plans

Hi Pebblers,

Just wanted to share our game plan for the summer. We're putting together a lot of moving pieces:

Status

Steve from Pebble, Herman and David (from Dragon) in the middle of a plastic molding discussion

  • Factory bring-up: working with our factory to finalize the design of each individual component and subsystem of the watch, moving towards the first factory-made prototype of Pebble
  • Component sourcing: orders have been placed for all electronic components on the board multiplied by 85,000!
  • Software: a whole bunch of new software engineers joined our team very recently. They're working on things like the user interface and interaction design (read: what the buttons will do and more!), Pebble's Software Development Kit (SDK) and APIs for developers, and our iOS and Android apps. 

Updates

Instead of keeping you wondering when we'll post our next update, we'd like to make a commitment to post an update (at least) once every three weeks.

So that means three weeks from now, we'll have posted our next update. We're looking forward to sharing all kinds of cool things with you during the next few months including updates from the factory, links to developer information, screenshots of the iOS and Android app as they take shape, preview videos of Pebble in action showing off the interface, announcement of new app partners and more! One thing I want to say up front: we are not planning on announcing any new dates or timeframes relating to manufacturing. This is our first major production run and we don't want to start making promises like 'next week we'll have the first samples!'. We'll update you as much as possible, but we won't be mentioning dates.

We're also posting updates on Twitter @pebble and Facebook. These updates are official (from the Pebble team) but the final word about Pebble is always in an update. So if there is any confusion, the updates on Kickstarter will always be correct.

Color Selection

For all the backers of a color Pebbles...this is what you've been looking forward to! In an update (as well as email) we'll be publishing a webpage where all color Backers will be able to vote on a color from a short-list of colors that we've seen people talk about on our comments, forums, Twitter, Facebook, other websites and more. Your vote will not tie your Pebble to that specific color...if you don't end up liking the Voter's Choice color, you're free to choose one of the other 3 colors (Arctic White, Jet Black or Cherry Red). 

Hiring

Pebble is hiring! We're looking to meet an experienced Developer Evangelist and hopefully convince him or her to join our team. If you are programmer who has written APIs, consumed a lot of APIs and/or really really enjoys talking with other developers about APIs...we'd like to meet you! Please email us at jobs@getpebble.com with your experience in this area, links to github/twitter/blog etc.


Thanks!

Eric + Pebble team

Comments

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      Creator George Kurtyka on September 2, 2012

      How do I change my shipping address on file?

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      Creator Philipp Eigenmann on August 14, 2012

      In the video the pebble interface on the iOS App scrolls really smoothly from one menu point to the next, however, since you're using an e-paper display, there won't be any of that on the actual pebble, no? I assume the refresh rate will be much too low... Wouldn't it be smarter then to design the interface with this limitation in mind? Or am I misinformed?

      Aside from that: Can't wait! :)

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      Creator Christine McGrath on July 8, 2012

      I agree with Danuta Dynda. An HIIT timer would be great!!!

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      Creator Ayinde N Smith on July 5, 2012

      I WANT MY PEBBLE

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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 Danuta Dynda on June 29, 2012

      can someone create an app for interval training where you can have it beep after a chosen amount of time between the fast pace and rest periods so i don't have to keep looking at a clock or holding a stop watch?...i can't seem to find something like that on the market;) thank you...danuta

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      Creator Matt on June 29, 2012

      I hope we do get an update today. I'm really quite anxious and excited about this project. Can I have my sweet looking Pebble watch soon please?

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      Creator Pebble Technology on June 27, 2012

      Hi Stacy, sorry for the miscommunication on our part! We announced in Update 4 (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/597507018/pebble-e-paper-watch-for-iphone-and-android/posts/207595) that the SDK would be released to everyone. The Android SDK is just a portion of the broader Pebble SDK and we're looking forward to seeing what you and other developers will be creating.

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      Creator Stephen and Stacy Wylie (Devino) on June 27, 2012

      Hey Eric,

      AT Google IO, as a Hacker Backer. I am VERY disappointed that the early access to the SDK that I paid a premium for is not being done. You are giving EVERYONE access at the same time and as a developer it was an investment in an SDK. The 200 hacker backers were amongst your earliest and most avid backers. Please try and do something to make up for this because it seems like you may have forgotten us!

      Now I even wonder if I will get my "prototype" or just at the same time as everyone else and not a prototype.

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      Creator Stephen Holinaty on June 27, 2012

      two days max til the next update! WOO!

      quote:

      Instead of keeping you wondering when we'll post our next update, we'd like to make a commitment to post an update (at least) once every three weeks.

      So that means three weeks from now, we'll have posted our next update.

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      Creator Caffeine Junkie on June 27, 2012

      It's not going to be any kind of metal. The case is molded plastic.

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      Creator Elisha on June 26, 2012

      metal, stainless steel, titanium etc. these types of feel will definitely make it even more wearable to work (some people still needs to look professional, ya know)

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      Creator Pat Davis on June 26, 2012

      PURPLE!!! I think you guys should take a page out of Freestyle's book with their shark watches. plastic interchangable accents to promote customized style. Also, their level of waterproofing is obviously phenomenal.

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      Creator Steven on June 25, 2012

      carbon fiber, brushed aluminum, Ti, stainless

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      Creator nockgeneer on June 25, 2012

      Okay as far as metal casing is concerned I was told that they are only looking right now at fulfilling their promises as stated (ie. plastic body et.al.) Given the interest though, they'll look at metal (at least titanium) casing as an option for a future iteration.

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      Creator Titus Meusel on June 24, 2012

      Obviously we are talking plastics. A metal pebble would be a completely different product. I would like to see a matt neon yellow version wich contrasts nicely with the black&white display.

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      Creator David Ashton on June 24, 2012

      Agreeing with Dr Dankoff. A stainless steel or ti upgrade Lu's raise the game tremendously.

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      Creator inVader on June 23, 2012

      Yay, metal... Totally agree that this would be awsome!

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      Creator Dr Frederic Dankoff on June 23, 2012

      I would like to support the idea of a titanium or other metal casing as an upgrade for backers.

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      Creator alan rorrison on June 23, 2012

      When will this be on my wrist baby? being able to view texts on iphone would be awusome too

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      Creator Philipp Bohk on June 23, 2012

      i would love a metal version, stainless steel or titan would be perfect :-)

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      Creator EuiSoo, Kim on June 21, 2012

      language : support Korean

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      Creator Alex Koehn on June 21, 2012

      Kawasaki Green for two of my five... also for the app developers if a predetermined text could be sent back with the a one touch on the watch that would be sweet for us intending to use the watch while riding motorcycles, or skiing or working. those moments where you don't have time to pull out your phone and need to let people know your on your way or have received their message.

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      Creator Ryan Ricci on June 20, 2012

      carbon fiber

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      Creator Gary Lai on June 18, 2012

      Chrome Blue!! Also hoping Pebble has NFC function!!

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      Creator vissal penn on June 17, 2012

      gunmetal sounds good, or carbon fiber!

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      Creator Jean Linington (deleted) on June 15, 2012

      green for me too! Thanks for the updates.

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      Creator nockgeneer on June 15, 2012

      Actually +1 for titanium casing. Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Creator nockgeneer on June 15, 2012

      Green! but purple is okay too

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      Creator Michael Spencer on June 15, 2012

      Purple and Black

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      Creator Kim hyunmin on June 14, 2012

      I want green or purple! yeeeeeeeeeeeeeepi

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      Creator Christian on June 14, 2012

      I like the taste of purple!

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      Creator Eliana on June 14, 2012

      I love purple!

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      Creator Joshua Sayers on June 14, 2012

      Purple is actually the worst color that could possibly get picked.

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      Creator Mason B. on June 13, 2012

      Holy buckets. Is that a wild Zulak?

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      Creator Brannon Moore-Goldsmith on June 13, 2012

      Purple would be excellent.

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      Creator Snygg Thomas on June 12, 2012

      Will we be able to run 2 apps and switch between the two. (run with runkeeper and switch to spotify to change song) ?

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      Creator Adam Thomas on June 11, 2012

      A Matte Silver would be a nice choice. Or , like a darker Gunmetal type-color.

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      Creator Jack Choate on June 11, 2012

      Polished Chrome or Matte Silver? Then I can wear it to work...

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      Creator pzboyz on June 11, 2012

      +1 for some access to draft documentation, but would understand the many reasons why you may not want to do this.

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      Creator Bill Rafferty on June 11, 2012

      Oh, and congratulations to all the commenters who argue against racism, keep it up where ever you see it.

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      Creator Bill Rafferty on June 11, 2012

      Wow, some really horrible posts here, I think age and race have nothing to do with this. If people are upset by US production vs overseas (I'm in the UK) I think you should look at larger US issues around manufacturing agility and barrier to entry/startup not the inventors who need to get it done. Power to the pebble team, and I have every confidence that I will get my product and it will be a very high quality. Also to any stupid remarks that nock-offs are more likely based on location or race of staff is just stupid, so stop trolling and lend your support to the solution not try to sound cleaver pointing out problems. Also less concerned about the colour, but would like a limited one-time only run that marks the watch as signature Kickstarter funded models? Thanks again Pebble team, love the concept and can't wait to have mine.

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      Creator Synbios on June 11, 2012

      black + dark green ftw! :D

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      Creator Aaron L'Heureux on June 11, 2012

      Gennaro, did you back this project solely to complain about manufacturing in China? The sum total of your contributions to this project (and all of kickstarter) have been cash to this project and four racist and/or demeaning comments.

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      Creator Will Reiher on June 10, 2012

      Screw colour - a transparent shell would be awesome!

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      Creator mark on June 10, 2012

      +1 for kickstarter green

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      Creator Andy Flood on June 10, 2012

      Yep... Green

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      Creator Donald Kalasardo on June 10, 2012

      It should be a one time kickstarter green with kickstarter logo.

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      Creator Rahimi Rusli on June 10, 2012

      Something like the Ziiiro Celeste would be really awesome http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3lpcwE2Cu1qh44w9o1_500.jpg

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      Creator Kris Aubuchon on June 9, 2012

      Kickstarter Green only seem natural.

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