VentureBeat: Pebble Smartwatch Debuts at CES; Will Ship to Kickstarter Backers Soon

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VentureBeat's Devindra Hardawar spoke to Eric Migicovsky of Pebble at CES about the company's newest gadget, the smartwatch, at CES. Migicovsky announced that $150 Pebble smartwatches will begin shipping to 85,000 Kickstarter backers on January 23.

Here’s an interesting article from VentureBeat about Pebble, the company that raised $10 Million on Kickstarter to create smartwatches. After facing several months of delays, the company finally debuted its smartwatch at CES this morning. VentureBeat’s Devindra Hardawar provides a review of the product and interviews Pebble’s lead engineer Eric Migicovsky, who announced that the $150 Pebble smartwatches will begin shipping to 85,000 Kickstarter backers on January 23.  The smartwatch connects to Android 2.3.3 smartphones or iOS 5 devices and provides information like caller data, e-mails, calendar entries, and Facebook updates in addition to showing the time.  It also allows users to customize the smartwatch’s face and install apps.  Other features: its lightweight (only 38.2 grams), water resistant, utilizes Bluetooth 2, and runs on a custom operating system.  Read more.

 

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