Pebble breaks Kickstarter records with new smartwatch

  • AFP, Washington
  • Updated: Feb 25, 2015 14:25 IST

Pebble's new Pebble Time smartwatch hit Kickstarter on February 24 and has already ticked past $8 million in donations.

The watch smashed its $500,000 fundraising goal within 32 minutes; shortly after, it became the fastest project to hit $1 million, then $5 million (beating previous record-holder the Cooler Cooler), according to Kickstarter.

Pebble's latest boasts up to 7-day battery life, with a timeline interface intended to highlight important events and a color e-ink display.

It is said to be 20% thinner than the original Pebble and comes in black, white and red.

Shipping is expected to start in May. The watch will retail for $199.

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