Pebble Reaches 275,000 Pre-Orders, 1M App Downloads



Pebble has announced that its popular smartwatch has now surpassed 275,000 pre-orders, and more than 93,000 of them have been shipped since to over 150 countries since January.

The accompanying app for Android and iOS has been downloaded more than a million times, and the company has vowed to continue improving its development platform and give third-party app makers deeper access to the watch’s technology.

“I want to start by saying that the Pebble community is consistently spectacular,” wrote Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky in an update on its Kickstarter page.

“You have dazzled us with your enthusiasm for Pebble. You’ve posted photo after photo showing us how you’re using Pebble in ways we’ve never dreamed. You’ve created thousands of watchapps for Pebble and customized your Pebbles with straps, skins, docks and watchfaces to no end.”

Pebble’s mission going forward is to “create the world’s best smartwatch and ecosystem.” To do that, the company has committed to creating a solid foundation for third-party app development by opening up more features and more APIs to app developers.

The company is also bringing Gmail and IMAP email notifications to its iOS app.

Pebble plans to get its smartwatch “onto as many wrists as possible.” The device went on sale in Best Buy earlier this month, which is the first time it’s been made available through a third-party retailer, and Pebble is working hard to ensure those who have pre-ordered don’t have to wait too long for their Pebbles to arrive.

To answer more questions about Pebble’s future, Migicovsky will be taking part in an “ask me anything” on Reddit at 12 p.m. PDT/3 p.m. EDT today.

Source: Pebble

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