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Pebble Update: All Black Watches Ready for Fulfillment, Colors Delayed Even Further

Pebble Smartwatch Review

The crew behind Pebble (our review) – the e-paper smartwatch and Kickstarter darling – posted an update to their project page today to inform backers of the status of watch shipments. If you purchased a black version of the Pebble, you have great news to enjoy as all black orders have been manufactured and left the factory on their way to fulfillment. (Yay!) According to the Pebble team, that’s over 55,000 black watches. 

If you ordered a colored version of Pebble, the news isn’t so hot. In fact, the news is so bad that Pebble is allowing you to swap out your color order for a black model should you decide that waiting any longer is completely unacceptable.

In their post, they mention that they thought that red and orange model color perfection had been achieved, but an issue arrose during final assembly. That issue appears to have been fixed, but it cost them at least a few days of down time. This also means that the grey and white versions are delayed even further. To make matters worse, grey and white have proven to be even more problematic.

As of today, the Pebble team hopes to ship red Pebbles within 2-3 weeks. They do not have projected dates for orange, grey or white. They will ship in that order though, once they are finished.

If you’d like to switch your order to a black Pebble, do so through your Pebble account.

In somewhat enjoyable news for those who already own a Pebble, you’ll now find 12-hour versions of many of the popular digital watchfaces that were previously released. You’ll need to delete the older versions first, but should be able to find the new ones in the watchface library.

Sorry, colored backers.

Via:  Kickstarter

  • Rodney Figueroa

    I see this an accessory to the things I wear to work/play etc etc. I just can’t convince myself to buy it due to its overall looks and design. Maybe a v002 will change the way that the watch face is shaped and I’ll pick one up.

  • flyinggerbil

    i’ll gladly sell my black pebble to anyone who wants it.

  • DanSan

    ugh “pre ordered” one a few months ago, dying to get my hands on it.

  • Robert MacDonald

    Man I have had mine for 2 months now. Glad I was one of the first.

  • Kane Stapler

    I ordered within the first hour of the campaign and just switched from white to black. Could have had the watch over a month ago

  • branshaw09

    Just switched mine as well. I emailed Pebble a couple weeks ago asking to do this anyway so I’m So glad that they are willing to do this.

  • saimin

    I got my Pebble about a month ago. Love getting notifications on my wrist without having to pull my phone out of my pocket, especially when I’m sitting in a meeting or walking around town.

    • Amanda B. Cabral

      upto I saw the bank draft ov $5599, I accept that my mom inlaw was like they say realie taking home money in there spare time on their computer.. there moms best friend had bean doing this for under 21 months and just now took care of the mortgage on there condo and bought Chevrolet. I went here, . http://www.GoogleProjects2013.qr.net/kg1x

  • James

    I pre-ordered a black one last month yet cannot see anyway to set up a Pebble account anywhere. It wouldn’t let me pay and they just said they would contact me when it’s available. I got my confirmation email though.. how do you set an account up?

    • Same here. I figure when enough are available, they will contact those who pre-ordered. Then we’ll be able to set up accounts and pay, if we still want the watch.

    • normmcgarry

      This is only for Kickstarter backers.

  • JG

    Switched my order RIGHT away. Just want my watch.

    • michael arazan

      Does it store and play music so you don’t need your phone?

      • Andrew

        No, it doesn’t store them. It communicates via Bluetooth.

  • vonbane

    I think it should read “In their post…”. Grammar counts.

    • It should indeed. Been a long day. (Excuses!) 😛

      • vonbane

        That’s why they put erasers on pencils, or delete keys on whatever they use to make the word things nowadays..

        • James

          Why is there a comma after the word pencils in your sentence?

          • antwonw

            That is grammatically correct to have a comma after pencils. I am a journalist, the AP Stylebook is my bible.

          • normmcgarry

            Whoa! I’m not a journalist. I’m a software developer. But I think you meant: “I am a journalist; the AP Stylebook is my bible.”

        • So much correcting in this post ! Lol

          • Tirionfive

            Let me fix that for you…

            “There are so many corrections going on in this post!”


          • No, he was correct.

      • Guest

        So much owning in this post ! Lol