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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 Core = More Awesome with Amazon Alexa Expansion in the UK and Germany

“Alexa, is your Pebble Core integration available anywhere new?”

Today, thanks to our friends at Amazon, those in the UK and Germany can enjoy Alexa’s voice-enabled skills when Pebble Core starts shipping in 2017.

Pebble Core + Alexa

Amazon Alexa is a powerful, cloud-based service that makes everyday tasks a breeze with simple voice commands. Alexa has only gotten smarter and more useful with time, and its expansion into the UK and Germany is amazing news for folks in that region excited for Pebble Core.

Our engineering team is already building Alexa Voice Services (AVS) into Pebble Core, using Amazon’s Alexa Skill Kit (ASK). ASK makes up the tools developers use to expand what Alexa-enabled devices can do, from controlling smart home devices to telling you funny jokes.

“Voice integration has opened up countless opportunities for wearables, and it’s great to see Amazon bring the Alexa Skill Kit and Alexa Voice Services to developers in even more markets around the globe,” said Eric Migicovsky, CEO of Pebble. “At Pebble, we’re big fans of Alexa, and we’re excited to be working with Amazon to bring Alexa to Pebble Core, not only in the US, but now in the UK and Germany as well.”

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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!

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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!

@monsmeetsworld on Instagram

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

“Big things have small beginnings.”

Pebble on Kickstarter

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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Projects We Love: Meet Pebble Makers

A major highlight of the Pebble journey so far is the friends we make along the way.

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Pebble Projects We Love

Our vision for wearable technology became a foundation for others to expand upon and be inspired by. All the credit in the world goes to those who have used Pebble to improve the lives of those with lifelong conditions like diabetes and Parkinson’s; assist teachers in the classroom; start successful businesses; express their creativity; or learn to code and crowdfund their own projects.

We love doing right by the people who love us by supporting and loving them back. On that note, check out some recent projects we love. We’re excited to see these ideas coming to life.

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Now We’re Talking: Amazon Alexa Comes to Pebble Core

Today, we’re proud to announce Amazon Alexa integration with Pebble Core, bringing Amazon’s acclaimed voice services to a fully-independent, 3G-connected wearable device for the first time ever. Pebble Core backers on Kickstarter will be the first to experience Amazon Alexa on Pebble’s infinitely hackable ultra-wearable when shipping begins in early 2017.

Pebble + Alexa

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Off to a Running Start!

Whoa.

We’re only four days in, and once again, your support has blown us away! You charged hard out of the gates to affirm your belief in our vision for the future of wearable technology. We couldn’t be more humbled and appreciative of your confidence in us. Making you proud to be a Pebbler is what we live for.

Pebble on Kickstarter

Pebble Core, Pebble 2, and Time 2 has now passed $8.5 million from more than 45k backers, making it the 6th most funded Kickstarter campaign in history. Think you’ve got what it takes to carry us into the Top 5?

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