Tagged: smartwatch

Starling Bank Introduces Garmin Pay To Customers

On Thursday, Starling Bank announced it was adding Garmin Pay to its range of digital wallets. The new feature will allow Garmin users to make purchases at thousands of stores where contactless payments are accepted. The Garmin Pay is featured on three watches, which are:… Read More

Business Advisor of New Kickstarter Alum BLOCKS Discusses Smartwatch Startup’s Success

Just a few days after the closing of BLOCKS’ Kickstarter campaign, the business advisor of the company, Phillip Jarman sat with his alum mater, Imperial College London, to discuss the startup’s creation and success. BLOCKS, which was co-founded by Serge Didenko and Alireza Tahmaseb, created the… Read More

Modular Smartwatch Blocks Scores Over $1.1M During Kickstarter Campaign

With three weeks left until its Kickstarter initiative closes, London-based Blocks Wearables has successfully secured over $1.1 million for its self-titled smartwatch thanks to nearly 3,800 backers. As previously reported, Blocks has created the “world’s first modular smartwatch” by making the segments of the watch band… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Antelope Muscle Activating Wearables, Blocks Modular Smartwatch & Dobot Robotic Arm

“A 20-minute workout wearing Antelope equals up to 3 hours of a conventional workout”.  That is the claim of the next crowdfunding project. Antelope Sportswear, “Muscle Activating Wearables” has convinced enough backers to generate over $350,000 on Indiegogo.  If their product lives up to the… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Build Your Own Ride with Infento, A “Clever” Watch in Boldr & Moonshot: A Selfie Stick on Steroids

Eventually most of us will be wearing a smart-watch. As technology zooms forward it is becoming easier to pack more features into smaller devices and your wrist is the perfect real estate to sport some technology.  While market leaders like the Apple Watch or Pebble… Read More

Sony Launches Funding Initiative on Crowdfunding Platform First Flight For New Smartwatch “Wena”

Electronic powerhouse, Sony, recently announced that it has launched a crowdfunding campaign on its own platform, First Flight, to raise funds for the brand new smartwatch, Wena Wrist. Sony first debuted First Flight in June, which is dedicated to plans inside its company. The platform is said to not… Read More

Apple Watch Competitor Olio Raises $10 Million Series A, Launches New Collection of Premium Connected Watches

Olio Devices has closed a $10 million Series A funding round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA).  The new funding comes after raising a solid $4 million in an earlier round that helped to create the company founded by an Apple veteran. Olio launched a series… Read More

Pebble’s Updated iPhone App Goes Live After Kickstarter Alum Admonishes Apple on Delay

Earlier this week, Kickstarter alum and smartwatch maker, Pebble, called out Apple for not releasing its already approved updated app to iTunes. During a recent update, the young company shared details about the situation and the progress it has made: “The Pebble Time iPhone app, as we’ve all noticed,… Read More

Kickstarter-Success Pebble Time Is Ready For Backer Shipping

Get excited, Pebble Time backers: Your high tech smartwatch is on the way! California startup Pebble announced on this week that the Kickstarter-success watches are now ready to be shipped. As previously reported, Pebble Time hit the crowdfunding giant’s platform earlier this year and surpassed its… Read More

Pebble Teams Up With NetSuite to Create Unified Cloud-Based System

NetSuite Inc. (NYSE:  N), a cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites company, announced Pebble, smartwatch and wearables market disruptor, has deployed it to put in place a single unified cloud-based system which has the necessary sophisticated functionality, flexibility and scalability to support the company’s rapid growth. Pebble runs its… Read More

Pebble Time: $20,338,986 in Crowdfunding, A Kickstarter Record

The crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for Pebble’s new smartwatch has officially closed.  Pebble Time now stands as the most funded campaign ever on Kickstarter.  Pebble raised a total of $20,338,986 from 78,471 backers.  Pebble easily topped the previous record holder, Coolest Cooler, a   product… Read More

Lookout Apple Watch: Olio Smartwatch Challenges Apple with High End Wearable Tech

Apple Watch has a new competitor and I am not talking about the Google/Intel thing.  This watch has been created by a former Apple employee and you can immediately see the design DNA in this incredibly crafted watch. Olio, positioned as a “boutique” watch company, has launched a… Read More

Crowdfunding Alum Pebble Watch Tops 1 Million Smartwatches Sold

Pebble Watch, a poster child for the potential of crowdfunding to take a cool concept and turn into a consumer reality, has surpassed 1 million watches sold having topped 400k last year. This report comes on the eve of Apple’s most important product launch in… Read More

Com1 Android Watch Crowdfunding Campaign Disappears from Indiegogo; Reveal Copyright War with Google

Earlier this month, Com1 launched a crowdfunding campaing on Indiegogo to raise funds for its “first Android Wear” smartwatch. The plan was for the watch to be sold for a price of $125 ($175 for the stainless steel or aluminum), the project wanted to raise… Read More

Kreyos Founder Steve Tan Responds to Disgruntled Backers

In a posting on Facebook the elusive Steve Tan, founder of the Kreyos Smartwatch, responded to his critics.  For those of you who are just catching up now,  Kreyos launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in 2013 that was hugely successful.  The campaign closed as… Read More

Crowdfunding Campaign on Pozible China Smashes Goal Immediately

One of Pozible’s first crowdfunding campaigns from China smashed its target within a minute of launching.  Within 25 minutes the project creators behind the Gyenno One wristband were half way to selling out of their current stock. The base reward for a single watch was… Read More

Orsto Seeks To Gain £60K On Crowdcube For New Smartwatch

Teaming up with equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, founder and design engineer at Orsto Paul Gill is seeking to gain £60,000 for the launch of his new smartwatch X3 model. According to Mr. Gill, the watch was built with the capability of a computer in the… Read More

Kreyos Smartwatch Inches Closer to Shipping

In a recent update from the project creators, Kreyos Smartwatch teased along backers as they “inched closer” to shipping the backer rewards. The original delivery date for the Kreyos was scheduled for November 2013.  The watch has been delayed several times already as the creators… Read More

Pebble Watch Continues to Add Partners

Pebble Smartwatch, a crowdfunding superstar, continues to grow and expand their product and offerings. Earlier this year during CES, Pebble announced their new version smartwatch the Pebble Steel.  The company recently launched their own, native app store – filling a void in the wearable tech… Read More

Omate Releases Images Of New Generation Smartwatch, Kickstarter Backers Go Ballistic

Pro tip: If you want to leak out pictures of your company’s new and improved smartwatch, make sure you don’t have a bunch of crowdfunding deliveries hanging over your head. This is the problem Omate is forced to deal with now. The following Facebook post… Read More