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Pebble raises over $5m in less than 24 hours for its new smartwatch

Pebble takes to Kickstarter to fund its new smartwatch, raising over $5 million in less than 24 hours.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Feb 25 2015 8:34 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:09 PM CST

We knew a new Pebble smartwatch was coming, but what we didn't know is that it would appear on Kickstarter and create black hole for consumers money to be sucked into.

Pebble raises over $5m in less than 24 hours for its new smartwatch | TweakTown.com

Pebble had a $500,000 funding goal for its new smartwatch, reaching this goal in 17 minutes. Yes, seventeen minutes. Would be customers of the new smartwatch pledged over $5 million in less than 24 hours, making the new Pebble Time smartwatch one of the most funded projects on Kickstarter, ever.

The new Pebble Time smartwatch features a new "timeline interface" and a new color e-paper display with a built-in microphone that you can use to response to notifications. There's up to 7 days of battery life, and its water resistant, too. The new Pebble Time is backwards compatible with the 6500+ existing Pebble apps and watch faces, with three colors to choose from exclusively on Kickstarter.

With 30 days to go, Pebble has over $9.6 million in funding.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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