Early this year Pebble Time, the color version of the Pebble smartwatch, launched on Kickstarter where it was successfully funded. An update earlier this month revealed that the device had entered into mass production and was ready to begin shipping this month, although no specific dates were mentioned.
The good news is that if you were one of the Pebble Time’s backers and are looking forward to receiving your device, you should be able to expect it next week. This is according to a recent update on the Pebble Time’s Kickstarter page where the team behind the watch revealed that shipments of the device would begin on the 27th of May.
Things appear to be moving along pretty well as the team adds that at this rate, the Pebble Time Rewards should all be manufactured by the end of the month as well. Backers should also start receiving their invites to finalize their selections in the Reward Portal by the end of the month too so that’s something backers can look forward to.
Just like the original Pebble, the Pebble Time proved to be a Kickstarter darling as it raised over $20 million in funding. However recent reports have suggested that things aren’t looking so good especially in the face of the Apple Watch, so much so that the company had to get a loan and an extended line of credit to remain in operations. Whether or not that is true remains to be seen, but hopefully the Pebble Time won’t disappoint.