The long-awaited, iOS-connected Pebble smart watch will ship to Kickstarter backers on January 23. That’s the word from the Pebble team during a press event this morning at CES 2013.
If you waited until after the Kickstarter closed to put in a pre-order, you’ll wait a bit longer — another 4 to 6 weeks. While some of us around the TUAW newsroom still wonder why anyone would want to go back to the 20th Century by wearing a watch, it’s good to see that these guys finally got the product to market.
The Pebble took Kickstarter by storm by raising over US$10 million, but development of the device has been slow. It looks like the wait was worth it, as the shipping Pebble is very polished.
Engadget’s Miryam Joire filmed a hands-on demonstration of the Pebble, and she’s impressed with how light the device is — a little over one ounce — and how nice the e-paper display looks. That video is below. We’re also providing a link to Engadget’s liveblog of the event, which just wrapped up.
Pebble smart watch to ship January 23rd; Engadget goes hands-on originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.