May 02 AT 4:06 PM Taylor Wimberly 14 Comments

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

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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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  • LittleGreenDude

    Pebble looks like they have hit the gold with this watch.

  • McLovin

    I’m already in. Got a black one coming in Sep. I hope!

  • cwjones4

    Glad to see a great product receive the support it deserves! Can’t wait until they start shipping out the units to see how well they work

  • nivekkev

    I am soooo tempted to jump on board, don’t know why this one is standing out over all of the other ones, kind of just feels right and looks right even thought the screen is not color…

    • thekaz

      I agree. the best I can come up with is that it looks like a normal watch. I look at, say, MotoActiv, and it seems too big and too conspicuous.This one seems like something I might actually wear…

  • Bill

    This was the one thing I was really hoping for. Awesome :)

    • honourbound68

      Me too. Except I was hoping endomondo would be the one. I like (and used runkeeper) but paid for and currently using endomondo.

  • spazby

    cool

  • uknowme

    I’m happy for them. It’s good to see the little guys hit it big.

  • pjamies

    How about getting $$ from the Dragons Den or Shark Tank shows ??
    Love the watch love the idea .. way to go ..

  • txbluesman

    Looks worth a try. A nice and simple, clean looking device with good functions. The black and white screen is a nice look. I don’t need a color screen on watch for this type of functionality. Looks like they did it right or they wouldn’t have gotten all that support. Great Job!

    • droilfade

      I think with technology being where it is…it might be easier to go with a color screen rather than a black and white :)

      • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

        I think they went with e-paper because it’s easier to read in the sun. Not to mention the battery life is a lot better than a color screen.

  • smeghead68

    Cool product, nice to see they are getting the support.

  1. Pebble looks like they have hit the gold with this watch.

  2. I’m already in. Got a black one coming in Sep. I hope!

  3. Glad to see a great product receive the support it deserves! Can’t wait until they start shipping out the units to see how well they work

  4. I am soooo tempted to jump on board, don’t know why this one is standing out over all of the other ones, kind of just feels right and looks right even thought the screen is not color…

    • I agree. the best I can come up with is that it looks like a normal watch. I look at, say, MotoActiv, and it seems too big and too conspicuous.This one seems like something I might actually wear…

  5. BillGuest 3 years ago

    This was the one thing I was really hoping for. Awesome :)

    • Me too. Except I was hoping endomondo would be the one. I like (and used runkeeper) but paid for and currently using endomondo.

  6. I’m happy for them. It’s good to see the little guys hit it big.

  7. How about getting $$ from the Dragons Den or Shark Tank shows ??
    Love the watch love the idea .. way to go ..

  8. Looks worth a try. A nice and simple, clean looking device with good functions. The black and white screen is a nice look. I don’t need a color screen on watch for this type of functionality. Looks like they did it right or they wouldn’t have gotten all that support. Great Job!

    • I think with technology being where it is…it might be easier to go with a color screen rather than a black and white :)

      • I think they went with e-paper because it’s easier to read in the sun. Not to mention the battery life is a lot better than a color screen.

  9. Cool product, nice to see they are getting the support.