Pebble Time, a new smartwatch from the makers of the original Pebble, has been launched again on Kickstarter, a crowdfunding platform. Given the success of the original product on Kickstarter, CEO Eric Migicovsky decided to go back to the company’s roots.
So far, Pebble has raised over $10.3 million from more than 47,000 backers and has funded its goal in excess of 2,000%. More astounding than those numbers however, is the short amount of time it has taken the company to achieve these results. The campaign was launched Tuesday, February 24, a mere two days prior to writing this article.
The new Pebble Time comes with a color e-paper display, a thinner case and an ergonomic design that fits the curve of your wrist. It is water resistant, has a week-long battery life, and is compatible with your iPhone, Samsung phone or Android phone. Another new feature to this model is the inclusion of a microphone so you can respond to messages, take notes, or set reminders.
The Pebble Time’s launch is aimed to directly compete with the upcoming Apple Watch, set to be released in September, 2015.