Pebble Sells 275k Smart Watches, Over 1 Million App Downloads

Posted July 11, 2013 at 7:23pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8410 views

The Pebble smart watch has racked in over 275k sales with over 1 million app downloads. About 190K order came from its website after originally selling around 85k via Kickstarter.

Smartwatch startup Pebble revealed today for the first time that it has received 190,000 pre-orders for its wearable computing accessory through its own web store following the tremendously successful Kickstarter campaign it ran last year. That means it amassed around 275,000 pre-orders total for the smartwatch, which is impressive early traction for a device that didn’t have a proven market in place to sell into.

Pebble also announced they have hired 29 employees and plan on hiring more. Additionally, in 2-3 weeks support for email notifications will be rolled out.

A major new feature on iOS will be available within 2-3 weeks. The feature has been lacking since launch: support for email notifications. At first, our testing with iOS 6 indicated that the built-in Bluetooth notification system would be able to send notifications Pebble. Unfortunately, that system only could reliably send SMS and iMessage to Pebble (ironically something we did not promise to support). We’ve finally cracked the email puzzle and the next Pebble iOS app will have full support for Gmail and IMAP email notifications.

The company also reiterated its plans to improve customer support especially for those experiencing difficulties with their watch.

Read More via TechCrunch

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ShadowFyn - July 14, 2013 at 2:13am
It's not even touchscreen. Or color!!!! I thought the makers say it's the watch for the 21st century?? LMAO!!! I'll wait for the next, better, version
Dildo baits - July 12, 2013 at 12:26pm
Once apple makes the watch after rumors end, this one^ wont stand a chance.
Ron N. - July 12, 2013 at 6:23am
Still waiting for my wife's pre-ordered white Pebble watch. Glad they're able to sell the Red and Black through Best Buy only a month after I got mine--even though I paid for them in January.
Xxx - July 12, 2013 at 4:16am
Any review
Rockne1865 - July 11, 2013 at 8:21pm
Re keyboard Bluetooth
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