May 02 AT 4:06 PM Taylor Wimberly 14 Comments

Pebble watch passes $8 million from backers, gains first Android app partner


The Pebble smartwatch is on fire, even though the first units don’t ship out to customers for another five months. Application developers have taken notice of the buzz and today RunKeeper announced they would become the first Pebble app partner.

A company blog post shared the RunKeeper team’s excitement about the news. “When Pebble approached us about integrating with RunKeeper, we loved the idea.  We know that many of you are always looking for ways to make your fitness tracking easier, and with Pebble integration, you won’t ever have to pull the phone out of your pocket or armband — you can just see and do everything you need right from your watch.”

Last time we mentioned the Pebble watch, it had already raised $3 million from backers on Kickstarter. Now a couple weeks later it has already received over $8 million in pledges and become the most funded project ever.

If you still want to pick up a Pebble watch when they ship, you can get one for a pledge of $115. The first units are expected to arrive sometime in September. For those that already placed their order, now might be a good time to check out RunKeeper and see if you like the app.


Via: Pebble Kickstarter

Source: RunKeeper

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