About this project
Our Kickstarter campaign is over, but you can still get a Pebble. Head over to www.getpebble.com for more info and to place an order.
May 8 - Pebble now supports Bluetooth 4.0!
If you're an app developer, big or small, please keep Pebble in mind! Sign up for our Developer's mailing list here.
April 12 pt 2 - Pebble is now even more water resistant! You can go swimming, run in the rain with Pebble.
April 12 update - We're absolutely blown away by your support, Kickstarter. $1M in 28 hours!
Daring Fireball - "The watch itself is a very cool idea; I'm in as a backer"
Forbes - "Proven track record...Incredibly useful product"
Engadget - "Allerta intros Pebble smartwatch, inPulse's attractive younger sibling"
Wired Gadget Lab - "Smartwatches haven't really caught on with mainstream buyers - but that might change with Allerta's new wrist-worn creation"
The Verge - "...a smartwatch that might strike one of the best balances between functionality and power drain to date"
William Gibson - "Kickstart [a] nice e-paper watch! Your Backer, e pluribus unum!"
r/Android - p1zz4guy "I started throwing money at my computer screen while reading this"
PandoDaily - "Pebble is a smartwatch done right"
April 11 update - added if-this-then-that (ifttt.com) support
Customize Your Perfect Watch. It's as Easy as Downloading an App.
Pebble is the first watch built for the 21st century. It's infinitely customizable, with beautiful downloadable watchfaces and useful internet-connected apps. Pebble connects to iPhone and Android smartphones using Bluetooth, alerting you with a silent vibration to incoming calls, emails and messages. While designing Pebble, we strove to create a minimalist yet fashionable product that seamlessly blends into everyday life.
CUSTOMIZE WITH APPS
Apps bring Pebble to life. We're building some amazing apps for Pebble. Cyclists can use Pebble as a bike computer, accessing the GPS on your smartphone to display speed, distance and pace data. Runners get a similar set of data displayed on their wrist. Use the music control app to play, pause or skip tracks on your phone with the touch of a button. Don't worry about the rain, Pebble is water-resistant! If you're a golfer, feel free to bring Pebble onto the course. We're working with Freecaddie to create a great golf rangefinder app for Pebble that works on over 25,000 courses world-wide. Instead of using your phone, view your current distance to the green right on your wrist. These apps will be the first, with more in the works!
CUSTOMIZE WITH WATCHFACES
Pebble can change instantly, thanks to its brilliant, outdoor-readable electronic-paper (e-paper) display. We've designed tons of watchfaces already, with more coming every day. Choose your favourite watchfaces using Pebble's iPhone or Android app. Then as the day progresses, effortlessly switch to the one that matches your mood, activity or outfit.
CUSTOMIZE WITH NOTIFICATIONS
If you need to stay on top of things, Pebble can help with vibrating notifications, messages and alerts. Dismiss a notification with a shake of your wrist. Don't worry, it's easy to disable all notifications.
- Incoming Caller ID
- Email (Gmail or any IMAP email account)
- Calendar Alerts
- Facebook Messages
- Weather Alerts
- Silent vibrating alarm and timer
Android users can also receive Text Messages (SMS) on their Pebble. Unfortunately iPhone does not expose this data. Have any suggestions for other notification types? Leave us a message in the comments!
CUSTOMIZE BY CODING
Want your watch to tell you when your next bus is leaving? Maybe you're jonesing to see your compile status or recent github commits.. Think push notifications, directly to your watch using the data connection on your phone. Want to check-in on your watch, or create an app that can monitor your sleep? Pebble can send data from the accelerometer and buttons back up to the internet.
Pebble can receive simple alerts and notifications from if this then that (ifttt.com) or our web-facing RESTful endpoint. More adventurous developers can use the Pebble SDK, with its Arduino-like abstractions and simple C structure, to gain full control of the watch. Multiple apps can run on Pebble, along side watchfaces and regular notifications.
- Load apps using Bluetooth
- 144 x 168 pixel display black and white e-paper
- Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR and 4.0 (Low Energy)
- 4 buttons
- Vibrating motor
- 3 axis accelerometer with gesture detection
- Distribute apps via Pebble watchapp store
Detailed SDK specs are available on our Pebble Dev Blog.
How does it work?
Pebble connects by Bluetooth to your iPhone or Android device. Setting up Pebble is as easy as downloading the Pebble app onto your phone. All software updates are wirelessly transmitted to your Pebble.
- iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S running iOS 5 or any iPod Touch with iOS 5.
- Android devices running OS 2.3 and up. Works great with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)!
Unfortunately Pebble does not work with Blackberry, Windows Phone 7, or Palm phones at this time.
Where we're at
We’ve been working on smartwatches for over 3 years now. The Pebble that you see in the video is a real, working prototype.
With your support, we can bring Pebble onto wrists worldwide. While we're close to entering production, your contribution will help fund:
- Production tooling
- Large component order
- Global Bluetooth certification
Each Pebble has a textured plastic case, shatter resistant lens with an anti-reflective optical coating and a custom-designed 22mm rubber strap. You'll also receive a special USB cable that recharges the watch.
Color Option: Voter's Choice You're part of the design process! Three color options are already set: Arctic White, Jet Black and Cherry Red. If you back any of the color options, we'll email you a survey after the project closes so you can vote on a new, 4th color option. Later on, we'll email you again asking which of the final color options you'd like to select. Even if you don't like the Voter's Choice, you'll be able to choose from Red/White/Black.
$99 - Early Bird: 200 Black watches available.
$115 - One Black Pebble.
$125 - One Color Pebble.
$220 - Two Black Pebbles.
$235 - Prototype Pebble for early app development + one Color Pebble.
$240 - Two Color Pebbles.
$550 - Five Color Pebbles.
$1000 - Ten Color Pebbles.
$1,250 - Custom watchface + five Color Pebbles.
Q. How long does the battery last? A. The rechargeable battery keeps Pebble going for 7+ days.
Q. Does the watch display stay on all the time? A. Yes. The display shows a watchface at all times.
Q. Does it have a backlight? A. Yes, Pebble has a backlight to view the display at night.
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!
Q. Scratchproof? A. Yes, Pebble has a scratch and shatter resistant lens with an anti-glare optical coating.
Q. Does it use up my phones battery? A. Pebble is a Bluetooth device, similar to a Bluetooth headset. It does affect the battery life of your phone, usually using up an extra 5-10% per day.
Q. How does it charge? A. We include a special USB cable. You can charge Pebble using your computer or any wall USB charger.
Q. Can I replace the bands? A. Yes, Pebble is designed to fit most 22mm watch bands.
Following the end of the project (May 18th), backers will be contacted to confirm color choices.
Yes, if you have pledged for two or more color Pebbles, you can choose any combination of Arctic White, Cherry Red, Voter's choice or Jet Black.
Everyone will be contacted following the end of the Kickstarter campaign and a survey will be set up to decide the Voter's choice.
Please add the shipping fee to your pledge total.
If you did not do so, click the "Back this Project" button again and it should take you to a screen where you can edit your original pledge amount to include the cost of shipping.
Yes, you should be able to use a regular bluetooth headset simultaneously with a Pebble watch (ie. they do not interfere with one another).
At the moment, the watch is set up for English but developers will be able to develop apps to provide support for other languages.
It will continue to function as a watch. For example, if you're just running watch faces, you don't need a phone at all except to initially load them onto the Pebble.
Pebble must be within 20-30ft of your smartphone to stay connected.
Pebble does not have any exposed metal. The watch has a plastic casing that wraps around to the back and the watch band is made of rubber.
Please try contacting us again in a few months, when things will have calmed down around the office a bit. We may be slow responding, but we would love to help if or when we can.
There is no support planned for either Blackberry or Windows Phone at the moment.
The watch face measures roughly 5cm x 3cm.
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