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Pebble is a customizable watch. Download new watchfaces, use sports and fitness apps, get notifications from your phone.
Pebble is a customizable watch. Download new watchfaces, use sports and fitness apps, get notifications from your phone.
Pebble is a customizable watch. Download new watchfaces, use sports and fitness apps, get notifications from your phone.
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CES Announcement recap

Dear Pebblers, 

 Without any further ado, the moment you have all been waiting for has arrived – we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll begin shipping Pebble on January 23rd. We’ve been working very hard for the past year to deliver something that we’re truly proud of...and we know that we would not have been able to do it without the support of our Backers. So thank you! 

We just wrapped up our live video demo of Pebble. You can review the video here: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/2432013/CES2013/videos/8991209. Please excuse the discolouring in the video; we will get that fixed up and reposted as soon as possible. 

In addition to previously mentioned features, your Pebble will include the following sensors that we'll enable with future updates: 

 · Magnetometer - we’ve added this in so you’ll have compass-like functionality 

 · Ambient light sensors - your Pebble watch will be able to understand how much light is available in its current environment 

 Also, as many of you have speculated, we can confirm that Pebble uses a magnetic charging cable. This was done to help achieve a 5ATM water resistance rating, perfect for running in the rain, skiing, swimming and washing dishes! And one last fun and useful tool – the accelerometer we’ve built into the watch allows you simply to tap or flick your wrist to turn on the backlight. 

We’re planning to continue our aggressive update cycle and ship new software updates every 2-3 weeks. Notably missing from our launch release is support for Runkeeper. We're working closely with RK and estimate that it should be enabled by the beginning of March. Sorry about that!

Thanks again, Pebblers!
Eric + Team

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    1. Rom on

      @Steve, The Microsoft Surface is also using magnetic charging connectors.. for what its worth.

    2. Andrew Curtin on

      In the video I think you mentioned that it would take 6-8 weeks to send out all the pebbles. So since I got in toward the end, does that mean mine will probably ship 6 weeks or some after jan 23rd?

    3. Steve Hayes on

      Any way to estimate where you are in the shipping list other than guessing?

    4. James Billingham on

      @steve goddyn Shouldn't be - Microsoft surface does it too

    5. James Billingham on

      zomg. That's perfect! :D A compass will be very useful! Thank you. :)

    6. Dustin Wood on

      Thumbs up! Excited.

    7. steve goddyn on

      Is there any potential problem with the apple patent on magsafe connectors?

    8. Antti Sankari Urpelainen on

      Great job to the whole team! I can't wait for mine!

    9. Rom on

      First and excited! :) Great job guys!