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Pebble’s Next Step

NOTE: This post has been updated to clarify refund timing for eligible backers receiving pledge reimbursements from Kickstarter.

Dear Pebblers,

Thank you all for being such loyal supporters and champions of the Pebble community and brand. You helped start something fantastic when you backed our first Kickstarter project (and shout-out to the first inPulse users). Since then, we’ve shipped over 2 million Pebbles around the world!

However—due to various factors—Pebble is no longer able to operate as an independent entity. We have made the tough decision to shut down the company and no longer manufacture Pebble devices. This news has several major implications, and we hope to answer as many questions as possible here, in Kickstarter Update #17, and on our Support site.

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What you need to know

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Pebble 2: Fit & Smart

Pebble 2, the most complete wearable experience we’ve ever developed, is ready for your wrist!

Meet the Pebble 2 + Heart Rate family.

Meet the Pebble 2 + Heart Rate family.

The original Pebble put wearable technology on the map in 2012, inspiring others to follow our lead as we explored how wearable technology fits into our lives best. Pebble 2 is the ultimate expression of our approach to wearables: first-class fitness features coupled with the essential smartwatch experience we pioneered.

Pebble 2 is a long-lasting, water-resistant sports watch that’s thinner, lighter, and stronger than the original Pebble. It’s a focused, fun wearable that makes staying active, sleeping smarter, and nurturing healthy habits easier.

Pebble 2 + Heart Rate unifies the two experiences our community wants most: fitness tracking and time-saving convenience. No other band or smartwatch comes close to blending fit and smart together so beautifully for only $129.99.

Whether you’re psyched to live healthier or want to bring order to your digital life, Pebble 2 passes the test with flying colors.

Put Your Heart Into It

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Pebble 2 is shipping

Pebble 2 Kickstarter Rewards Start Shipping

It’s a good day 🙂

The first Pebble 2 rewards start shipping to backers today. We’re excited to get the ball rolling!

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Comin’ in hot 🙂

If your Pebble 2 reward was successfully locked within the Pledge Portal earlier this month, you’re all set—no further action is needed. We will email you directly as your Pebble 2 is ready to ship and your tracking number is created. Your tracking number will be how to best monitor your parcel’s progress, culminating in arrival at your door. For backers whose rewards are going out today, check your inboxes (and spam folders) for a tracking number!

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July Project News Roundup

Society sure has changed since Update 10—Pokemon has taken over the world!

Catching 'em all with Pebblers @hesahesa, @poggylicious, @PtarmiganDesign, and @milkbottlec on Twitter :)

Catching ’em all with Pebblers @hesahesa, @poggylicious, @PtarmiganDesign, and @milkbottlec on Twitter 🙂

In the meantime, we’re working to prepare Pebble Core, Pebble 2, and Time 2 for backer deliveries later this year. Let’s dive into the latest news.

  • Access Your Pebble Pledge Portal
  • Pebble Core Production Kick-off in Taiwan
  • Vote for Pebble Time Round at the 2016 IDEA Awards
  • Projects We Love

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Thank You, Pebblers!

You Did It!

Pebble 2

We want to thank each and every one of our backers for your support during this project.

When all was said and done, Pebble Core, Pebble 2, and Time 2 raised more than $12.7 million from over 66,600 backers. You made us the #3 All-Time Most Funded project in Kickstarter history, which is totally amazing.

Summer is in full swing and we can’t wait to get Pebble Core, Pebble 2, and Time 2 home to you!

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@monsmeetsworld on Instagram

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What’s Cooler Than Cool? Pebble’s Last Day on Kickstarter!

Welcome to the home stretch!

Pebble 2, Core, Time 2

Less than 30 hours remain before the campaign for Pebble Core, Pebble 2, and Time 2 wraps up on Kickstarter. While this chapter comes to a close, the project is far from over.

Your support has brought Pebble’s next generation of wearable technology to life. After tomorrow, things really kick into high gear 🙂

Pebble Time Round KS Editions

Enjoy this last update while the campaign is live, with behind-the-scenes views of our Kickstarter video shoot mixed in (shot with love by our very own Meiguro on Flickr).

Cooler Than The Coolest?

The Pebble community continues to amaze. This time around, you’ve carried our project to over $12 million from more than 63,500 backers. Your support means Pebble Core, Pebble 2, and Time 2 is now the #3 All-Time Most Funded project in Kickstarter history.

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Only a few hours remain to snag the #2 spot from The Coolest Cooler, but we are within striking distance! There’s a few key ways you can get us passed The Coolest on Kickstarter, right behind last year’s Pebble Time.

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Smart, Snazzy, and Active: Pebble Time Round Special Editions Come to Kickstarter

When we kicked off this project, we promised the campaign would showcase the entire Pebble lineup for 2016. Letting you pick the best mix of our new wearables in one place makes total sense.

The feedback from Pebble Time Round fans has been awesome. You’re eager to see something cool for it during this project. We hear you loud and clear!

Thanks to you, we’re bringing our lightest, thinnest, and most stylish activity tracking smartwatch to Kickstarter with a pair of Pebble Time Round Special Editions.

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Pebble Time Round KS Editions

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iOS Text Reply Expands to More Users, Actionable Emails Coming Next

Pebble watches are still the only non-Apple wearables that can reply to received iOS Messages. It’s part of the work we do to deliver a rich, fully-featured integration with iPhone that keeps getting better. From being able to filter which apps send notifications to your wrist to integrating Pebble Health with Apple’s HealthKit, making the Pebble iOS experience the best it can be is how we roll.

Actionable notifications like Pebble replies to texts and emails are a bit easier to implement for Android users, thanks to that operating system’s more open philosophy, but we’re always hard at work to make the Pebble experience on both mobile platforms as consistent as possible. The new features available for iOS Pebble users today have been available to Android users for some time now.

Pebble iOS Text Replies

iOS Text Reply Sneak Peek for UK, Australia, The Netherlands, and T-Mobile US

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Open, Collaborative, Crowdsourced: Meet the Pebble Health Wellness Platform

“Big things have small beginnings.”

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Pebble’s dedicated wellness ecosystem got its start when Pebble Health launched last year with step and sleep tracking, and we’ve worked tirelessly to evolve it further.

Today, we’re introducing our vision for a world-class suite of services for developing and nurturing healthy habits. No matter where we are in our fitness journeys, we can all use help in living healthier and happier—whether that’s by managing stress, staying active, getting the right vitamins and nutrients, or taking time for reflection.

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Introducing Open Health for Healthier Habits

Health’s place in the world of wearable technology is still uncharted territory—there’s much to discover and many questions to answer. No one yet knows exactly which services will work best for people, or how to best deliver a tailored, personalized experience that goes beyond cookie-cutter “solutions.” As part of our mission to pioneer and build the best wearable experiences imaginable, we’re making the Pebble Health platform more open and collaborative than ever.

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Behind the Scenes in Asia

 

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In the lead-up to mass production later this year, our industrial design, mechanical, and manufacturing teams are currently in Asia visiting factories, assessing packaging mockups, reviewing pre-production watchband samples, and more.

We look forward to having them back at HQ next week, but are enjoying the sights they’re sharing from behind the scenes.

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