First Pebble watch shipments to miss September launch

In April, a team launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of Pebble, a wristwatch that would link to your iPhone or Android-based smartphone for a number of different functions. The response to the Kickstarter project was immediate: People started pledging their money to be the first to receive the Pebble devices before they would be made available to the general public. In the end, the Pebble team raised over $10 million in the single biggest campaign ever on Kickstarter.

Originally, the first Pebble wristwatches were supposed to ship to the Kickstarter backers in September. Today, in a post on their Kickstarter page, the team has admitted that the devices won't ship that month after all. While the team didn't offer a new date, it added, " ... our current schedule has us on track to go from manufacturing zero to 15,000 Pebbles per week as soon as possible."

People who did back the Pebble were also given a chance to vote for a fourth color scheme for the device, to join the previously announced Jet Black, Arctic White, and Cherry Red. Today, the Pebble team has announced that the winning fourth color will in fact be Orange. The post states, "The exact color appearance may vary from this rendering as we work with our plastics supplier."

Source: Pebble Kickstarter page | Images via Kickstarter

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Do you suppose those who kicked in the $10 mil actually expected this NOT to be a scam?

That they have not announced a new date says quite a lot.

Jack McCoy said,
Do you suppose those who kicked in the $10 mil actually expected this NOT to be a scam?

That they have not announced a new date says quite a lot.

It says to me they don't want to make another promise they can't keep and just want to be sure what the date will be before announcing again.

If it really was a scam, why bother posting updates or taking any more pre-orders (which are FREE - you provide payment details only when yours is about to ship)?

I still don't get what this offers that the LiveView doesn't (except maybe it will work for more than a few months)

Teebor said,
I still don't get what this offers that the LiveView doesn't (except maybe it will work for more than a few months)

I also looked at the LiveView, it only costs 20 euro's. However, big drawback for me is that a) without a phone, you don't even get the time, b) you can't read it very well outside, c) the screen turns off after 15 seconds, d) it's not really waterproof.
Those are the 4 main disadvantages of the LiveView for me.

Who thought orange was a good idea?! I would have preferred something like replaceable face covers... Maybe with Pebble 2.0 if version 1 ever sees the light of day, that is.

Did they also get it working with Windows Phone? That was the only thing holding me back from throwing my at my screen.