Pebble E-Paper watch to release in 2013.
With the Kickstarter campaign wrapping up in May with a record setting $10,266,845 pledged, the team is now taking the watch into production, with their website saying any pre-orders placed now will be released in early 2013. If you were quick enough to fund the Kickstarter project you’re likely to get it even sooner.
The Pebble watch uses low energy draining Bluetooth 4.0 and a 144x168 pixel e-paper display to last an amazing 7 days of use before needing to recharge. It connects to your Android or iOS smartphone to enable downloadable apps, such as the cycle computer app which uses your phones GPS to calculate speed and distance. The watch also features a 3 axis accelerometer with gesture detection, and a vibrating motor. It displays caller ID and SMS from your phone, and the SDK is available to anyone wishing to code their own apps for the device. Oh, and it tells the time too.
If you can’t wait until 2013 for your Pebble to arrive you could try a MetaWatch which is available now, although it seems to be only available for bulk orders to developers who would customize and sell it on to end users. The cut price Chinese gadget websites have long had actual watch phones available too, although those full colour screens and older Bluetooth 2.1 mean they need to be charged at the end of every day.