Thanks to Kickstarter (the funding platform) another company has jumped into the world of technology with a great product. The company Pebble Technology has created the Pebble E-Paper Watch. This “smart watch” has a black and white LCD display with a backlight that is similar to the E Ink that is used in products such as the Barnes & Noble Nook or Amazon Kindle. Thanks to the on board accelerometer, a flick of the wrist engages the backlight. The watch has a rubber band and the colored plastic body comes in white, black, or red. The Pebble has the ability to sync with your iPhone or Android device via an app that can receive notifications for texts, emails, Twitter, calendar alerts and phone calls. It also connects to the phone by using Bluetooth 4.0. There is a vibrating motor in the watch to give off the usual notification buzz. There are also some pre-installed applications on the watch such as a golf rangefinder, a cycling app to measure speed and a GPS app to measure distance and pace when running.
The company states that there will be more apps in the near future that makes great additions. Another great feature is that the watch has a 5ATM (50 meters) waterproof rating for all of the swimmers out there. Now the folks at Pebble state that when the rechargeable battery is full it has at least a seven day lifespan, which is pretty darn good. The Pebble is currently in pre-sale with a price of $150 but there is a possibility of the price to go up once the pre-sale is over. Early press releases state that the watch will start shipping in the fall!