Apple, Valve and Google aren’t the only ones dipping their little piggies in the wearable technology pond. Though wearable tech and smart clothing is still in its infancy, and most major investing companies are still leery of backing this particular horse, it doesn’t mean there’s not a demand! Thanks to crowd funding site Kickstarter, even the most crazy wearable tech dreams can come true if you can find something that connects directly with your customers. Raising over $4.5 million dollars in just days, the Pebble smart watch has proved that there’s some serious $$$ to be made for those adventurous and creative enough to make wearable technology a reality!
The Pebble smart watch syncs via bluetooth to your iPhone or Android phone (apparently a lot of people like those things). It has an e-paper display similar to what the Kindle has so you can read outside, a built in accelerometer, vibrating alert, and it’s waterproof to boot! Plus it will be able to install and run it’s own suite of apps that can even connect to the internet! The SDK will be open to other developers as well for free who are interested in enhancing it’s functionality.
The Pebble watch will be able to control your iPhone, receive alerts and text messages, work like a bike computer or pedometer to track your runs and cycling, and do a bunch of other nifty things. All in all, it’s a pretty cool little device that has a ton of different uses so you don’t have to pull that super heavy and cumbersome iPhone out of your pocket all the time… The Pebble watch will retail for $150, but you can back it on Kickstarter and preorder it for $115!