Pebbles Competition For The Apple Watch Announced

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  1. andrewmaj, Feb 24, 2015
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    andrewmaj macrumors regular

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    We’ve added all these new features - color screen, microphone, slimmer design and timeline - without compromising what you love most about Pebble:

    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

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/597507018/pebble-time-awesome-smartwatch-no-compromises
     
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    its cheaper the the apple watch.

    I wonder what the difference is between the 159 and 179 options
     
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    Why Kickstarter? Makes it feel like vaporware from a small-player.

    I like the idea of an always-on, color e-paper screen however.
     
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    Hmm, I don't think it looks that good. Have had the Steel, and loved the build quality on that. The Pebble Time looks like a cheap Chinese plastic watch you could buy for $5 :(
     
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    Arran macrumors 68040

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    It's seems like an early bird special. Only 5,000 units available at $159 (get 'em fast) and 20,000 at $179

    Interestingly, there are almost 3,000 units still available at $159, but 20 folks have chosen to pay $179 instead. :confused:

    Edit (five minutes later): Four of the 20 high-price folks have backed out or jumped ship. 16 high-rollers now :)
     
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    It is rather ugly (in my opinion), BUT I am always glad to see continued innovation and competition.

    I'm curious about the degree of water resistance.

    Non-kickstarter price will be $199.

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    Kind of fun to just to sit and watch the kickstarter page.
    That ticker just keeps going ...

    Don't these people know about the Apple Watch?!?!
    Just kidding, don't go jumping on me. :)
     
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    Guess Apple won't be using "it's time" slogan for the Apple watch campaign
     
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