IPhone-attuned ‘smart watch’ raises $100K in two hours

The notion of Pebble’s “elegant watch” is easy a clean interface running helpful apps and wrapped in a stylish watch interface. The input to Pebble’s predictable achievement will be its apps. According to its Kickstarter sheet, the Pebble E-Paper Watch will vessel with the ability to run more than a few apps using some of the functionality of your iPhone or Android smartphone via Bluetooth link. For instance bikers can get information about their pace, coldness, and total time by using the GPS capabilities of their connected smartphone. Runners will also get alike functionality. Pebble’s watch will also permit users to manage their music, view notifications like text messages, e-mails, Facebook and Twitter messages, and caller ID, and get golf rangefinder in order on more than 25,000 courses universal, thanks to a company with FreeCaddie. With Pebble’s irresistible accomplishment on Kickstarter, clientele can anticipate more apps to be shaped by developers looking to add their services to this new machine. In addition to the apps, the Pebble E-Paper Watch has numerous customizable watch faces that users can choose from by using Pebble’s iPhone or Android app, currently the watches approach in three colors: Arctic White, Jet Black, and Cherry Red. Reading through Pebble’s FAQ, its watch batteries (which are rechargeable via USB) are tested to previous approximately seven days. The watch lens is scrape- and shatter-proof and coated with an antiglare optical outside layer. You’ll want to stay in mind that most of the apps use your smart-phone’s Bluetooth link and access GPS data. This can reduce your daily succession life expectancy if your phone’s Bluetooth is turned on the entire day. At time of writing, the Kickstarter scheme has received nearly $300,000 in funding from more than 2,200 backers.

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