About this project
Our Kickstarter campaign is over! It's been an amazing month. We're looking forward to bringing you Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2, and Pebble Core.
To learn more and order a Pebble 2, Time 2 or Core, head on over to pebble.com
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Update 6/15: Pebble Time Round in Polished Gold and Silver Finishes
Two brand-new 20mm, Special Edition Rewards for $199
To fans of Pebble Time Round—the lightest, thinnest, and most stylish member of the Pebble watch family—we heard you loud and clear! Thanks to you, we’re making two, never-before-seen Pebble Time Round finishes available for the first time on Kickstarter.
The Pebble Time Round Kickstarter Edition comes in your choice of two polished finishes—Gold or Silver.
The round, color e-paper display and marine-grade stainless steel chassis take center stage. It includes luxe detailing like smoked numbering along the jet black decorative bezel, and an ebony, genuine leather band sports matching clasps with quick-release pins so you can easily swap in any 20mm band your ensemble may call for.
Backers who pledge for Pebble Time Round on Kickstarter will have these new models before anyone else and receive an exclusive laser engraving when they start shipping in September. We’re giving backers a range of options to make these special editions their own, including a combo pack for those who want both the sporty and chic sides of Pebble’s watch lineup:
- $199 for one (1) Pebble Time Round in polished Gold or Silver
- $298 for one (1) Pebble Time Round + One (1) Pebble 2
These special editions feature everything fans cherish about Pebble Time Round’s “modern classic” design—the always-on display, up to two days of battery life, Pebble Health, a mic for voice features, thousands of custom apps and faces, compatibility with Pebble Core and the upcoming Pebble 4.0 operating system—in new finishes that pop in all the right ways.
Update 6/7: Announcing Amazon Alexa Support on Pebble Core
“Alexa, ask Pebble how the Kickstarter campaign is doing.”
Today, we’re very excited to announce that integrated Amazon Alexa™ support is coming to Pebble Core!
Core will be the first truly independent 3G wearable to give you the magic of Alexa on the go. Ask for your latest workout summary, catch up on current news, check the weather, or change your tunes--Alexa has you covered with its ever improving set of skills.
Pebble Core streams music from Spotify™, tracks your workouts with GPS, and now gives you the power of Alexa--all from the palm of your hand.
Back the first truly connected ultra-wearable on Kickstarter, starting at $69.
Our third and best Kickstarter yet!
Pebble is back! We’re incredibly excited to announce two new smartwatches and an entirely new, lightweight, hackable, connected device to replace your phone when you’re out running.
'Pebble just re-invented the iPod Shuffle, and it runs Spotify' Chris Mills - BGR
'This new $70 device might be one of the best products of the year' Antonio Villas-Boas - TechInsider
'Pebble has continually done wrist notifications and battery life well. Now it's adding a third: fitness' Darren Orf - Gizmodo
Pebble 2 and Time 2: two new smartwatches with activity tracking
Why choose between a fitness tracker and a smartwatch when you can have both in one?
Our new Pebble® smartwatches keep you connected and in control during your busy day. They serve up notifications*, show your schedule, and even let you perform simple tasks with the click of a button.
With built-in activity tracking, optical heart rate monitoring*, and our updated suite of Health tools, Pebble is the only thing your wrist will ever need.
Pebble 2 and Time 2 come standard with multi-day battery life*, water resistance down to 30 meters, and e-paper displays that make them readable indoors and out. Like all our products, Pebble 2 and Time 2 work with both iOS and Android smartphones.
Both watches start at unbeatable prices. The sporty Pebble 2 starts at $99 and the flagship, stainless steel Time 2 starts at $169. Learn More
Pebble Core for HackersIt’s a Pebble, of course you can hack it! In its essence, Core is a tiny, hackable Android™ computer that fits on your keychain to become your magic button for anything.
We’re Pebble: Makers of the original smartwatch
In 2012, with the help of our Kickstarter community, Pebble launched the smartwatch industry with the first ever $10M Kickstarter campaign. In 2015 we did it again, reaching a record $20M.
To date, we have produced five amazing smartwatches, each widely acclaimed by the press and our users for their epic battery life and thoughtful design.
Today we’re back! We can’t wait to tell you what’s in store. We wholeheartedly invite you to join us in making Kickstarter and wearable history again.
Pebble Core: the ultra-wearable for running
Leave your phone at home
We all love our phones. But when you’re out for a run, strapping a big phone to your arm isn’t much fun. We built Core for a better running experience, to give you the benefits of your phone with none of the inconvenience.
Core is a lightweight, cellular-connected clip that replaces your phone entirely. It streams music from Spotify, tracks your pace, distance, and location with GPS, and can send an emergency SOS if needed.
Core for Running
Spotify: Keep motivated with your favorite tracks
Core streams music directly from Spotify, so you stay motivated and on pace. You can also use Core’s 4GB of built-in storage to access your favorite playlists, podcasts, and audiobooks.
GPS: Track your pace, distance, and location
Mid-step or post-run, reviewing your workout is key to maximizing your performance. Core has a built-in GPS to track your location wherever you may roam.
Core provides real-time stats via audio cues while exercising and syncs with Runkeeper, Strava, and other fitness apps over WiFi when you get back.
Voice Notes: Keep track of those great ideas
Exercise spurs creativity. Capture your brilliant ideas on the go with Core’s voice note functionality.
Amazon Alexa: “Alexa, ask Pebble _______?”
Bring the magic of Amazon Alexa on the road, with integrated support for Amazon Alexa. Now you can get everything from workout summaries to traffic updates simply by asking Alexa.
Emergency SOS: Houston we have a problem!
We hope you won’t need it, but if you’re ever stuck out on the road, Core can send an emergency SMS with your location (required SIM card and cellular data service not included).
Core is built to fit you
Works with your favorite fitness apps*
Core fits into your existing workout routine and syncs with your favorite fitness apps. Core supports Runkeeper, Strava, Under Armour Record, MapMyRun, and Google Fit with more coming.
3G- and WiFi-enabledCore gives you complete on-the-go freedom with 3G connectivity*. It accepts a micro-SIM card and works with most pay-as-you-go and existing cellular plans.
Core supports both Bluetooth and wired headphones. How you’d like to plug in is your choice.
Battery that won't leave you behindCore may be tiny, but it will still give you up to 9 hours of location tracking and offline music on a single charge*.
Works with your Pebble watch: on-wrist pace, distance and statsCore connects seamlessly with your Pebble watch, so you can control your music or check your time, pace, or distance at a glance.
Core for Hackers
A hackable computer on your keychainStripped down to its essence, Core is a tiny, unlocked Android 5.0 computer.
What’s in a Core?
A programmable button on your keychain
Core’s two buttons can be configured to do whatever you like. Order an Uber, open your garage door, or turn on the lights with a click of a button.
GPS location-tracking is built right in. Attach Core to your valuables and use it to find your lost keys, dog, or suitcase!
Core comes packaged with WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G connectivity. Connect sensors or Bluetooth devices and program Core to act as a relay to the Internet.
Add a Bluetooth or wired headset to create an always-on walkie-talkie or personal voice assistant.
Amazon Alexa Support
Pebble Core features integrated support for Amazon Alexa. Core works with Amazon Alexa skills, so you can extend your Core voice support to meet your needs.
Pair with Pebble
Core can take your Pebble watch to the next level. When paired, Core provides a network connection for internet-enabled Pebble apps.
Check out the specs above and stay tuned for special updates for our developer community!
Pebble 2 and Time 2: awesome smartwatch + amazing activity tracker
Fit, Connected, and In Command
Colors and Finishes
Why buy a Pebble?
Notifications, activity tracking, and actions
Pebble keeps you connected, healthy, and in control.
Pebble invented the smartwatch, so we know a thing or two about what makes them useful. Here are a few things we excel at:
Notifications: Keep connected without the distractions
The average adult checks their phone over 150 times a day. That’s once every 6 minutes! With all that activity, it’s easy to get distracted from what you’re trying to accomplish.
Pebble helps you filter the noise by putting the important messages right on your wrist, letting you decide at a glance where and when you want to address them.
Timeline: Immediate access to the information you need
Where is your next appointment? What is today's weather? When is the next train home?
Pebble's timeline gives you immediate access to critical information, right on your wrist. It keeps you up to date and saves you oodles of time you would have spent rooting around in apps on your phone.
Activity Tracking: Stay healthy and active one step at a time
Keeping fit may seem like a chore, but you can stay active and healthy by simply getting out for a walk. All it takes is a quick reminder to get up and move.
Pebble features built-in activity tracking to keep you on top of your activity and fitness goals. Our Pebble Health software tailors these goals to you, accommodating changes in your daily schedule, to keep you motivated and encouraged.
One-Click Actions: Immediate action on the things you do most
Pebble puts you in command with the introduction of One-Click Actions: simple, customizable tasks that live on your watch and let you take immediate action with a single button press.
Send a text message to Mom. Hail an Uber as you head to your next meeting. Order that favorite Tuesday night takeout dish. Whatever it is, One-Click Actions make it quick and convenient to do the things you do most*.
Pebble: A better smartwatch
At Pebble, we believe that a smartwatch needs to start as a great watch. The time should be visible at a glance. Battery life shouldn’t be a daily worry. The display should be readable in sunlight. And it should enjoy a dip in the pool*.
What you should expect when you buy a Pebble watch*:
Pebble Time Round:
The smartwatch comes full circle with Pebble Time Round. Combine all the easy-to-use, time-saving features you love about Pebble in a design that’s lighter, thinner, and more stylish than any other smartwatch. At its heart, it’s a classic timepiece for the modern era. Enjoy premium materials and technology like an always-on display, up to two days of battery, Pebble Health, a mic for voice features, and thousands of apps and faces to tailor Pebble Time Round to your personal style. It’s the smartwatch...incognito.
What you should expect when you buy a Pebble Time Round*:
Pebble: A better fitness trackerIt’s hard to find an affordable, long-lasting, heart rate-enabled fitness tracker that you can take in the pool–until now.
In addition to tracking, Pebble Health provides a suite of tools that encourage incremental progress towards healthier living and keep you motivated every step of the way.
NEW Adaptive goals and scheduling
Our new Adaptive Goals tailor activity goals to fit you, keeping these goals within reach, but still challenging. Adaptive Goals ensures you won't get demotivated (and you won’t get bored!) as you make incremental progress.
Pebble Health also integrates with your calendar so you’ll never again find yourself “too busy” to get to the gym. Even with last-minute changes or unpredictable variations in your schedule, Pebble Health will find those free hours and help you take full advantage of them.
Always know how you’re doing--right on your wrist. A simple click delivers your basic health stats: steps, calories burned, active time, distance, resting heart rate, and even how much deep sleep you got last night.
Geek out with our beautiful, in-depth mobile charts. Daily, weekly, and monthly breakdowns show your average wake-up times, calories burned on long walks, changes in heart rate zones, and more.
Automatic activity classification
Pebble Health detects long walks and runs and sends you quick summaries immediately afterwards. This way, you get better visibility into how these activities help you stay active and boost your energy.
Sleep tracking and smart alarms
Pebble Health tracks when you fall asleep, wake up, and how much deep sleep you’re getting (that’s the really good stuff). Smart Alarms determine your optimal wake-up time based on your sleep cycle, so you’re less groggy and more energized to tackle the day.
Pebble Health syncs with Apple HealthKit and Google Fit, with plans to add more integrations over the next year.
Early Bird Specials (Limited available)
$69 - One Pebble Core in any of the two colors
$99 - One Pebble 2 in any of the five colors
$169 - One Time 2 in any of the three finishes
$79 - One Pebble Core ($99 retail) in any of the two colors
$109 - One Pebble 2 ($129 retail) in any of the five colors
$179 - One Pebble Time 2 ($199 retail) in any of the three finishes
$199 - One Pebble Time Round in any of the two finishes
Add-ons and Accessories
Watchbands for Pebble 2 and Time 2
Pebble 2 and Time 2 work with any 22mm watchband, so you can mix and match suit your style.
Wireless Charging Pad for Pebble Core
Pebble Core supports wireless charging. Drop your Core on a charging pad and ensure it’s always ready when you run out the door.
To add a wireless charging pad to your reward tier, add an additional $20 to your backing amount.
The fine print
We're proud to have Pebble fans in over 150 countries. We will ship Pebble 2, Time 2 and Core worldwide, with the exception of Argentina, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Myanmar/Burma, North Korea, Russia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, and Yemen. Please note that you will be responsible for duties, fees and taxes applicable to your region, which in the past have ranged from 0% to 20% in the US and EU countries, to as much as 200% for certain South American countries.
Each reward tier may have a different estimated shipment month. While we do not expect these to change, it is possible that the estimated shipment month may shift. We will provide updates when/if the estimated shipment date changes. At anytime up until your watch has shipped, you may request a full refund by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We stand firmly behind our products. Each Pebble product includes with a 30 day (after you receive it) money back guarantee and minimum 1 year limited warranty. For more information, please see pebble.com/legal/warranty.
Need help? We're here for you.
If you have questions at any time, during or after the campaign has closed, you can always reach us at email@example.com.
Notifications: Pebble smartwatches must be connected via Bluetooth to a smartphone with a live internet connection in order to receive notifications and perform other functions.
Heart rate monitor: Pebble devices with a heart rate (HR) monitor are intended to be a valuable tool that can provide an accurate estimation of the user’s heart rate. The HR monitor is designed to attempt to monitor a user’s heart rate on a periodic basis. The frequency at which heart rate is measured varies and depends on the level and activity of the user. Pebble smartwatches are not medical devices and you should not rely on the accuracy of heart rate data for any purpose, especially for medical or health purposes.
Battery life: Actual battery life will vary based in part on cellular network provider, your location and other factors.
Core battery life: Pebble Core is being designed to support up to 9 hours of location tracking and offline music. Your actual battery life may vary depending on many items including the final design of Pebble Core, your cellular carrier and connection and type of music streaming.
3G Connection: Streaming over 3G, sending emergency SOS messages over 3G, and all other 3G-related capabilities require an active 3G connection. A 3G connection requires a data-enabled SIM card (not included with Pebble Core) from a supported cellular carrier. Additional fees may be charged by your cellular carrier for the required 3G data service. Pebble Core is not compatible with all cellular carrier networks - check with your cellular carrier to see if Pebble Core will work on your preferred cellular network.
3rd party applications: For 3rd party applications that are not native to, or included with, Pebble’s operating software such as Uber and Spotify, you must have an account set up with these services to be able to use them with your Pebble device. Additional fees and costs may apply to any such services. Use of third party services is subject to the service’s own terms and conditions.
Wireless charging pad: Wireless charging pad is not included with Pebble Core.
Trademarks: Trademarks and names that belong to third parties.
Pebble Time Round and existing Pebble products: Water resistance and battery life claims vary by product. Not all Pebble products have a microphone, allow for voice notes and SMS replies.
Pebble Time Round is splash resistant but not waterproof. Incidental exposure to water–like unforeseeable rain–won’t ruin your device, but submerging the watch is not recommended. Pebble’s leather bands are not water resistant.
Risks and challenges
Pebble 2 and Time 2 are nearly complete. We’re currently ramping up at our factory and are ready to meet the estimated delivery times.
We’ve done our very best to forecast demand and create a solid production plan. We’ve learned a lot from the past four years, but sometimes forecasts don’t always hit the mark. Should we miss projections, we’ll let you know why and make it right as quickly as possible.
Supply Chain Risk
We’ve spent the past four years building a very capable team who work hard to ensure smooth delivery of all our products. However, component delays and unexpected shortages can occur. If this happens, we’ll be sure to keep you informed and work to quickly solve the problem.
Terms and Conditions
Backers with EU shipping addresses will be responsible for paying duties and taxes at the time of shipping.
Our warranty is available at https://pebble.com/legal/warrantyLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
As a platform for creative projects, Kickstarter is a natural home for Pebble, a small company that put wearable technology on the map with our original project in 2012. Crowdfunding a Pebble project on Kickstarter lets us publicly share our product ideas with the world much earlier than a traditional launch; gives fans an opportunity to have our latest and greatest stuff first; lets us bring ideas to life together with our growing, devoted community; and helps new people who have never heard of Kickstarter discover the potential of other creative projects on the platform.
Pebble Kickstarter rewards will feature something special that distinguishes them from the rest. More details to come, so stay tuned!
Yes! Here’s how:
1) Start by pledging for an official reward tier that best fits the mix of Pebbles you want.
2) In early July, we'll invite you to complete your Reward survey. This survey will let you choose color/finish preferences, set a delivery address, and add on and pay for any additional Kickstarter reward items you'd like.
3) Any add-ons items will be priced at the Early Bird pricing level, with the same shipping costs. Add-ons will not impact the shipping order for the original Reward you backed.
Pebble Core, Pebble 2, and Time 2 is our featured lineup for 2016. Backing this project means being the first to have our newest products for the year before anyone else. Good things come in threes!
Feedback we got from Pebblers made clear that something special on the PTR front was desired as well. If we were to oblige, it HAD to be made ready to share during this Kickstarter campaign, while it's super easy to revise your pledge for the ideal mix of Pebbles that works for each backer best.
With Pebble Time Round Special Edition finishes in the mix, enjoy our fantastic four!
While Pebble Core is a fully-hackable, Pebble-sized computer that runs a version of the Android operating system, it plays nice with BOTH iPhone and Android smartphones.
Setup and management of Pebble Core is performed while paired via Bluetooth to an iOS or Android device running the latest Pebble smartphone app. After setup, Core’s out-of-the-box features (e.g. run tracking, music streaming, GPS, Voice, Emergency SOS, etc.) are designed to work independently from the smartphone you used to set it up.
Those interested in developing new apps and experiences for Pebble Core can refer to our developer site (https://developer.pebble.com) for more information as it becomes available.
In addition to Pebble 2 and Time 2, Time-Series watches (Time, Time Steel, and Time Round) can pair with Pebble Core to enhance its abilities. Classic watches (Pebble, Pebble Steel) will not be compatible with Pebble Core.
Pebble Core can pair with compatible Pebble smartwatches, extending Core’s abilities and adding a new layer of control. Core will be able to save pairings with multiple Pebble watches, and it will be easy to manage which watch you currently want to be paired to.
For 3G connectivity, you’ll want to get a SIM card for your Pebble Core and add it to your data plan, just like you would for a tablet with cellular connectivity.
Full details about cellular frequency bands supported by Pebble Core will be available at a later date. For now, 1900 (covering North and Latin America) and 2100 (covering Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania) bands will definitely be supported.
Wi-Fi hotspot and data tethering is not a stock feature planned for Pebble Core. As a 100% hackable building block for new experiences and uses, Pebble Core does have the hardware necessary for a developer to bring this use case to life.
Like Pebble Time Steel, Time 2's chassis is made of marine-grade stainless steel. Time 2's color e-paper display is 53% larger and features a higher-resolution than Pebble Time Steel, showing more information than ever. Time 2's optical heart rate monitor is all-new and will integrate seamlessly with Pebble Health.
We'll share more about post-Kickstarter availability for Pebble 2, Time 2, and Pebble Core as soon as those details are finalized, likely towards the end of the campaign.
We're laser-focused on Kickstarter at the moment—telling our story here and ensuring that delivery to our backers takes first priority.
Anyone who wants to experience Pebble's latest lineup of wearables first should back the Kickstarter project.
Pebble 2 and Time 2 use the same magnetic USB charging cable as the 2015 Time-Series watches (Time, Time Steel, and Time Round).
Support for smartstrap makers continues on in Pebble 2 and Time 2. Hardware hackers interested in building for Pebble smartstraps can find regularly-updated resources, requirements, and guides on our Developer Website. Pebble is not planning on releasing smartstraps ourselves—the plan has always been to support the community of makers who do.
Amazon Alexa's Voice Services API currently requires some sort of audio output for its replies. If that ever changes, we would gladly integrate Alexa into our watch lineup, using a visual/notification response for the platform's replies.
Like any service or product, a good philosophy to follow is “walk before you run.”
Amazon Alexa is currently available to English-speaking users in the US (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Echo).
We’re confident that the widely-acclaimed service will expand to more regions and languages in due time, based on demand and user feedback (https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html…).
Is Pebble Core’s Amazon Alexa integration optional? Can the feature be turned off if I would prefer not to use the voice service?
Amazon Alexa acts as a third party app on Pebble Core. Enjoying Alexa’s voice services on Pebble Core requires installing and setting up Alexa on both the Pebble smartphone app and Amazon's Alexa app, then authenticating with your Amazon account.
The integration only works with Pebble Core after installing Amazon Alexa and performing the initial setup. For those curious about "removing Amazon Alexa," there is nothing to remove. Like any third-party app, you must install Alexa onto your Core to enjoy its voice services. Amazon Alexa is simply an added layer of features that is leveraging the existing voice capabilities and firmware-level infrastructure we're building into Core.
To learn more about how Amazon Alexa integrates with third-party accessories like Pebble Core, or to develop skills and experiences for Alexa’s voice services, visit Amazon’s Developer site: https://developer.amazon.com/public/solutions/alexa
Time-Series watches (Time, Time Steel, and Time Round) will be compatible with the upcoming 4.0 Pebble operating system. Classic watches (Pebble, Pebble Steel) will not be compatible with the new software.
The prices for our older models were lowered in late 2015. There are no plans to make any new changes to the regular pricing of those past models.
The Kickstarter Comment section makes it tough to address everyone individually, reply directly, and bookmark common answers, especially with the sheer number of backers excited for this project!
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