Apple Watch debut helps sales of many wearables

Apple Watch debut helps sales of many wearables

It's said that a rising tide raises all ships, and that old saying is perfectly apt in the wearables market. Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky told CNBC that the Apple Watch appears to be bringing increased consumer awareness to the entire wearables space, with his company now selling twice the number of smartwatches than it was at this time last year.

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Pebble Time is not a serious Apple Watch competitor

Pebble Time is not a serious Apple Watch competitor

I'm getting a little irritated with the glowing success stories about the Pebble Time smartwatch. I have to admit that I was caught up in the record-breaking Kickstarter campaign; the Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel have now captured (as of publication time) over $18.7 million dollars in pledges and over 73,000 backers. But is the Pebble Time even in the same ballpark as the soon-to-arrive Apple Watch? Hell, no.

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Backerjack Podcast episode 9: Time and some other four-letter words

Backerjack Podcast episode 9: Time and some other four-letter words

This week on the Backerjack Podcast, Ross Rubin and I sit down for a talk about quite a few things, including a lot of projects with four-letter names: Time (well, it is the Pebble Time, but bear with me...), Keys, Podo, Fogo. There's also a quick chat about Sesame and Reserve Strap. What are all of these crowdfunded projects?

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Pebble unveils $299 Steel Time smartwatch, details smartstrap accessories

Pebble unveils $299 Steel Time smartwatch, details smartstrap accessories

Pebble today introduced the Pebble Time Steel, a steel version of its recently announced Pebble Time smartwatch. The new Steel edition has a CNC-finished 316L stainless steel case with Gunmetal Black, Silver Stainless and Gold finishes. It will ship with band options of leather or stainless steel. The device also includes a larger battery that provides an advertised ten days of battery life. The Pebble Steel Time is available to pre-order via Pebble’s Kickstarter page for $249, a $50 discount off the suggest retail price of $299. Customers who ordered the Pebble Time can upgrade to the Steel edition and still keep their place in line, though the Steel version won’t ship until July.

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