Pebble (watch)

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Pebble is a discontinued smartwatch developed by Pebble Technology Corporation.wikipedia
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Pebble Time

In 2015, Pebble launched its second generation of smartwatches: the Pebble Time and Time Steel.
Pebble Time is a smartwatch developed by Pebble Technology and assembled by Foxlink, released on 14 May 2015.

Smartwatch

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Pebble is a discontinued smartwatch developed by Pebble Technology Corporation.
Pebble (watch) was an innovative smartwatch that raised the most money at the time on Kickstarter reaching $10.3 Million between 12 April – 18 May 2012.

Wearable technology

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Pebble's intellectual property was purchased by Fitbit, a wearable technology company specializing in fitness tracking, who also hired some of the Pebble staff.
Crowdfunding-backed start-up Pebble reinvented the smartwatch in 2013, with a campaign running on Kickstarter that raised more than $10m in funding.

Fitbit

Pebble's intellectual property was purchased by Fitbit, a wearable technology company specializing in fitness tracking, who also hired some of the Pebble staff.
On December 6, 2016, Fitbit acquired assets from Pebble, including key personnel, as the company decided to stop producing wearable technology.

Consumer Electronics Show

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A steel-bodied variant to the original Pebble, the Pebble Steel, was announced at CES 2014 and released in February 2014.
Pebble announced the Pebble Steel smartwatch, which has a thin body, tactile metal buttons, and Corning Gorilla Glass.

Transflective liquid-crystal display

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The watch has a 1.26 in 144 × 168 pixel black and white memory LCD using an ultra low-power "transflective LCD" manufactured by Sharp; it contains a backlight, vibrating motor, magnetometer, ambient light sensors, and three-axis accelerometer.
Some 21st century smartwatches such as the Pebble Smartwatch and the Amazfit Stratos also use transflective LCDs.

Kickstarter

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On February 24, 2015, Pebble announced the Pebble Time, their second-generation Pebble smartwatch via its Kickstarter campaign.
On August 30, 2014, the "Coolest Cooler", an icebox created by Ryan Grepper, became the most funded Kickstarter project in history, with US$13.28 million in funding, breaking the record previously held by the Pebble smart watch.

Wearable computer

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On April 11, 2012, Pebble launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $100,000 for their initial smartwatch model.

Wear OS

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The Pebble Time also included a new interface designed around a timeline, which is similar to what is found in Google Now on Android Wear.

Android (operating system)

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Pebble watches can be connected to Android and iOS devices to show notifications and messages.

IOS

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Pebble watches can be connected to Android and iOS devices to show notifications and messages.

App store

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An online app store distributes Pebble-compatible apps from many developers including ESPN, Uber, Runkeeper, and GoPro.

ESPN

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An online app store distributes Pebble-compatible apps from many developers including ESPN, Uber, Runkeeper, and GoPro.

Uber

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An online app store distributes Pebble-compatible apps from many developers including ESPN, Uber, Runkeeper, and GoPro.

Runkeeper

An online app store distributes Pebble-compatible apps from many developers including ESPN, Uber, Runkeeper, and GoPro.

GoPro

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An online app store distributes Pebble-compatible apps from many developers including ESPN, Uber, Runkeeper, and GoPro.

Y Combinator

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Migicovsky successfully took his idea through the Y Combinator business incubator program, and unusually for a startup company at Y Combinator, Migicovsky's business actually generated revenue during the program.

Startup company

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Migicovsky successfully took his idea through the Y Combinator business incubator program, and unusually for a startup company at Y Combinator, Migicovsky's business actually generated revenue during the program.

Draper Fisher Jurvetson

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Migicovsky was able to raise US$375,000 from angel investors such as Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, but was unable to raise additional funds.

Los Angeles Times

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Discussing his inability to raise further funds, Migicovsky told the Los Angeles Times, "I wasn't extremely surprised... hardware is much harder to raise money for. We were hoping we could convince some people to our vision, but it didn't work out."

Venture capital

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After raising venture capital for the product under their former name, Allerta (which had already developed and sold the inPulse smartwatch for BlackBerry devices), the company failed to attract traditional investors under their new Pebble brand name, so the company pursued crowd funding in April 2012.

Liquid-crystal display

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The watch has a 1.26 in 144 × 168 pixel black and white memory LCD using an ultra low-power "transflective LCD" manufactured by Sharp; it contains a backlight, vibrating motor, magnetometer, ambient light sensors, and three-axis accelerometer.

Sharp Corporation

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The watch has a 1.26 in 144 × 168 pixel black and white memory LCD using an ultra low-power "transflective LCD" manufactured by Sharp; it contains a backlight, vibrating motor, magnetometer, ambient light sensors, and three-axis accelerometer.

Magnetometer

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The watch has a 1.26 in 144 × 168 pixel black and white memory LCD using an ultra low-power "transflective LCD" manufactured by Sharp; it contains a backlight, vibrating motor, magnetometer, ambient light sensors, and three-axis accelerometer.