Pebble Brings Its Wearable Tech Exclusively to Best Buy
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/02/13 --
-- Pebble is the innovative and customizable Bluetooth watch that
seamlessly brings information from iOS and Android devices to your
-- Pebble is Kickstarter's most successful crowdfunding project ever:
earning more than $10.2 million from more than 68,000 backers.
-- Pebble's exclusive retail launch partnership with Best Buy will help
satisfy strong demand, expanding the user base for its app ecosystem.
Pebble Technology proudly announces the exclusive launch of its
record-breaking smart watch in Best Buy stores this summer. Jet Black
versions of the programmable, waterproof, app-enabled smart watch are
available online now at bestbuy.com/pebble and in all US Best Buy
stores on Sunday, July 7 (MSRP $149.99). Pebble's expansion into
retail distribution is a key step in meeting the tremendous public
demand for its crowd-supported e-paper watch for iOS and Android.
"It's been so rewarding to see and share the great things our early
backers and development partners have done with Pebble already," says
CEO Eric Migicovsky. "Their work and our evolving app ecosystem has
kept demand very high. Best Buy's partnership with us is a big step
towards meeting that demand."
Pebble's black-and-white e-paper display is sharp and clear, with
animated graphics that are fully readable in bright daylight. The
watch pairs with iOS and Android devices via Bluetooth, allowing for
wrist-top notifications like text messages, emails, and incoming
calls as well as remote control features for music and other media
playing from the phone. Pebble's watch band is fully customizable as
well, compatible with any standard 22mm strap.
While offering a full-featured out-of-box experience, Pebble also
gives those who are eager to build and tinker the tools they need to
expand the watch's usability. Pebble's evolving, open development
platform allows people to create and share watch apps -- from custom
watchfaces and stopwatches to fitness trackers and games -- making a
wide range of designs and utilities available for all. Pebble users
can also enjoy existing integrations with popular sports apps
RunKeeper and FreeCaddie, with more apps to come in the future.
"The outpouring of support from our Kickstarter backers was the first
signal to our team that Pebble's approach to smart, wearable
technology was something the world was ready for," recalls
Migicovsky. "We've learned that people want their Pebbles. Thanks to
Best Buy, we're giving folks more ways to make that happen."
Jet Black Pebbles are available now on bestbuy.com/pebble and in
stores on July 7, with Cherry Red Pebbles to follow in August.
Pebble's three other colors -- Orange, Grey, and Arctic White --
remain available for pre-order on getpebble.com.
About Pebble Technology
Launched on Kickstarter in 2012 as the most successful crowdfunding
campaign to date, Pebble is the first watch designed for the 21st
century. Built to be a minimalist yet fashionable product that
seamlessly blends into everyday life, the Pebble smart watch is
infinitely customizable, with beautiful downloadable watch faces and
useful internet-connected apps. Pebble connects to iPhone and Android
smartphones via Bluetooth, and is available for preorder online at
getpebble.com. Like us on Facebook and follow @Pebble on Twitter.
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