The creators, designers and developers behind the Pebble Smartwatch have already managed to propel the intelligent wrist wear to the top of the wearable technology charts. After gaining life through an insanely successful Kickstarter campaign, Pebble has gone from strength-to-strength and managed to see out the end of 2013 in style with a plethora of improvement announcements as well as a developer facing SDK upgrade. To most companies that would seem like enough, but Pebble is keen to keep striking when the iron is hot with an official press release announcing that they will be bringing "something special" to this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Pebble's smartwatch, which made a name for itself after becoming one of the most successful Kickstarter projects of all time, has certainly started something significant in the digital world. Its introduction and apparent popularity has since prompted other companies, like Samsung with the Galaxy Gear, to try their own hand at building and releasing a smartwatch, but like the very few owners of the Gear, Pebble users have found it rather difficult to keep their wrist-worn gizmo fresh with content. Sure, it's out there, but not in much of an organized manner, and as such, it looks like a proper, concise app store - or appstore as they’re calling it - will be hitting the scene for Pebble owners in the near future.
The Pebble smartwatch is probably the most famous smartwatch of them all, and while some may argue that it's not as smart as it could be, there's little justification for saying that it's not been the start of a whole new push into wearable technology. Alongside Google Glass, Pebble is rightly thought of as a pioneer in the wearable tech space that has since seen Samsung and Sony make an entrance. With Apple presumably also readying its own smartwatch, the arena is only going to get more interesting too.
The Pebble smartwatch has been something of a revelation since it first made its appearance on Kickstarter, with tens of thousands of keen tech fans pledging their hard-earned dollars to make the idea a reality. Having completed work on the E Ink wearable device and released it earlier on this year, the Pebble has sold well since, and in what must be seen as a massive coup for the start-up, the gadget is now being sold by online retail powerhouse Amazon.
Pebble's Smartwatch is credited with kicking of the current smartwatch boom. Having taken off on crowdfunding site Kickstarter and yielded the backing of over 80,000 interested parties, some of the bigger names in the tech game have rumored to be joining the fray, but while Samsung's Galaxy Gear remains the only fruitful release thus far, the Pebble continues to cement its place as market leader. As part of a significant update to the wearable gadget and its accompanying apps, Pebble has announced some key updates to the corresponding iOS app, as well as support for gesture-based controls.
Amid the constant inroads made in the smartphone and tablet industries, there would appear to be a growing requirement among consumers for so-called smartwatches. Tech fiends have taken the preemptive steps of conceptualizing such products in the image of Apple and Google's respective ranges, with the former said to be teaming up with none other than Intel to bring such a product to market. As we continue to dream of the day when one of the biggest names in the business comes through with an exciting new product, one decidedly smaller firm is ahead of the game. Unless you've been living under a rock - or in this case, a pebble - you'll have caught some of the hype surrounding Pebble's Smartwatch device as it smashed records over at Kickstarter, and it has now been revealed that the device will begin shipping on 23rd of this month.
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