Pebble have just announced their new smart watch called the PebbleTime. They have also returned to crowd funding on kickstarter to get backing for its newest timepiece.Is this a good or bad thing ? They have already reached their target and more in the space 15 mins.Pebble has been quite popular to be fair and have done rather well and i once owned one myself but due to the lack of functions and the ever more competitive market i moved on.

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At its heart, Pebble Time is an awesome watch. The new color e-paper display is easy to read and always-on, perfect for displaying incoming notifications and your favorite watchface. Compared with display technology like LCD or OLED, power consumption is minimized, enabling Pebble Time to achieve an industry-leading battery life of up to 7 days.

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Pebble Time’s new microphone lets you send voice replies to incoming notifications* or take short voice notes. We used the latest technology to maintain water resistance so you can swim or surf with Pebble Time (we do not, however, recommend talking underwater).

*Sending voice replies works with most major Android apps including SMS, Hangouts, Gmail, Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp and hundreds more. For iOS users, voice replies are currently limited to Gmail notifications. We’re working to enable voice replies for more apps.

Pebble Time is 20% thinner than the original Pebble at just 9.5mm. Its ergonomic, curved design fits comfortably on either wrist and slides easily under dress shirts.

Pebble Time is stylish and durable. The lens is crafted from scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass with a bezel made of stainless steel. Like our previous watches, it’s water resistant – perfect for a run in the rain, water-balloon battle or a swim.

People love to personalize their Pebble watches. We’ve included a soft silicone band with each Pebble Time, but all standard 22mm watch bands will fit. All new Pebble watch bands include a quick-release pin, letting you swap bands in under 10 seconds. Now it’s super easy to find the perfect style for you!

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Pebble Time comes in three colors:

    • Black watch case and silicone band with black PVD stainless steel bezel
    • White watch case and silicone band with silver PVD stainless steel bezel
    • Red watch case and silicone band with black PVD stainless steel bezel

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Simplicity and focus, without compromise

  • Always-on, daylight readable screen with a great backlight
  • Up to 7 day battery life
  • Use any standard 22mm watch band
  • Water resistant and durable
  • Tactile buttons for easy eyes-free clicking
  • Silent vibrating alarms
  • Step tracking with Misfit and Jawbone
  • Language and international character support (Chinese coming soon!)
  • Timeline will work on Pebble and Pebble Steel (exact date TBD)
  • Works with iOS 8 on iPhone 4s and above
  • Works with all Android 4.0+ phones including Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG, Google, Motorola, Xiaomi and more

So they have achieved their goal in the funding they require so this is good news i guess,do you think they needed to crowdfund,will you get the new Pebble Time ? Read over HERE for more on kickstarter and get the early bird deal if interested.

 

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.