Pebble’s Third Crowdfunding Campaign Nears $12M During the Final Week on Kickstarter

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With its third Kickstarter campaign set to close on Wednesday, tech startup Pebble has successfully secured nearly $12 million from over 62,700 backers.

Pebble 1Pebble launched the campaign on the funding portal last month to raise $1 million for its new products,  Pebble 2, Time 2, and Pebble Core. Each device notably offers new ways for users to enjoy the company’s famous technology.

  • Pebble 2 ($109): Offers up an upgraded version of Pebble that includes a sleep tracker and an uncompromising heart rate monitor. 
  • Time 2 ($179): Described as a premium heart rate enabled stainless steel smartwatch with an updated color display.
  • Pebble Core ($79): For runners, it is a flippable fitness device that lets users leave their phones at home. For hackers, it is a keychain company that becomes a “magic button for anything” (i.e. call uber, monitor pets, stream data from car ODB port). It is known as ultra-compact, ultra-lightweight, and ultra-affordable. 

The three devices’ features include:

  • Pebble 3Water resistant for 30 meters
  • Compatible with iOS and Android
  • Offers always-on display that’s readable indoors and out
  • Great battery life: Up to a week on Pebble 2, up to 10 days on Time 2
  • Music control
  • Over 13,000 apps and watchfaces available 

During the campaign, Pebble has announced new features for the watches, including a health wellness platform and happiness app. While explaining details about the wellness platform, the company shared:

“We’re introducing our vision for a suite of health services to help you develop and maintain healthy habits. No matter where you’re at in your fitness journey, we believe we can all stand to be a little healthier and happier–whether that’s by coping with stress, staying active, getting the right vitamins and nutrients, or checking in on your mood.”

Pebble 1Its happiness app, which is described as a new experimental smartphone software that “checks in” on the user to see how they are doing throughout the day. Pebble stated that during this one-week program, users can give input on other factors in their environment to get feedback on how those factors correlate to fluctuating moods.

Pebble will ship Pebble 2, Time 2 and Core worldwide, with the exception of Argentina, Belarus, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Myanmar/Burma, North Korea, Russia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Delivery is scheduled for later this year.

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