Pebble Smartwatch Starts Shipping On Jan. 23

  • AU$9.5 million project
  • To arrive in six to eight weeks
  • Selling for US$150

Kickstarter backers will be the first to get their hands on the Pebble Smartwatch on January 23, while the rest of us have to wait.

  • AU$9.5 million project
  • To arrive in six to eight weeks
  • Selling for US$150

Kickstarter backers will be the first to get their hands on the Pebble Smartwatch on January 23, while the rest of us have to wait. CEO Eric Migicovsky announced at CES 2013 that the long-awaited watch is now ready, teasing with an "it's time" tagline.

Now we know that the e-paper watches are in mass production and Kickstarter backers can now place their orders for one to be shipped Jan. 23. This will make the 85,000 backers who helped grow Pebble's seed money to AU$9.5 million.

As for when the watches actually arrive, backers should see their watches arrive in six to eight weeks.

The Android and iOS syncing watch was supposed to start shipping in September 2012, but the company missed that deadline. The watch is now selling for US$150.

Pebble is a chic-looking digital watch that lets users customize the clock interface and uses Bluetooth to send notifications for alerts like incoming calls, email, calendar alerts, Facebook messages, Tweets and even the weather. It will hook up with iPhones and iPod touches running iOS 5 or higher and Android 2.3 and up.

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