We reported yesterday that Pebble was counting down to an announcement due today and it was expected that the company would unveil new devices, which is what it has done. Pebble has announced the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and Pebble Core wearable devices today. Like its previous products, they are being launched through a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter as well.
Pebble’s first campaign kicked off back in 2012 when it made Kickstarter history by raising more than $10 million, above and beyond its original goal. It launched the Pebble Time via Kickstarter last year and ended up raising over $20 million.
In 2016, Pebble is once again looking to Kickstarter to raise the funds for its latest hardware. It’s bringing three new wearable devices and seeking to raise $1,000,000. You don’t have to worry about the campaign not meeting its goal because as of this writing the campaign has already raised more than the goal, it’s at $1,546,339.
The Pebble 2 is a basic $99 smartwatch with heart rate-enabled activity tracking. The $169 Pebble Time 2 is a proper smartwatch with a larger, color e-paper display and heart rate monitoring. Pebble Core is a clippable fitness device with 3G connectivity, it’s capable of streaming music from Spotify and syncing data with Runkeeper, Strava, and Under Armour Record, and can be ordered for $69 right now on Kickstarter.
More details about each product are available on the Kickstarter page, the campaign is going to run for 36 days and is likely going to raise many millions of dollars in the process.