Forget skipping Pebbles – the real 21st-century geek wears them. Not real rocky pebbles, of course, but Kickstarted e-paper, Bluetooth-enabled watches that just happen to be called Pebbles. If you were intrigued by the idea of wearing an iPod Nano on your wrist, but wanted to hold out for something a little more functional, this […]
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Check Out the Pebble Watch on Kickstarter

Forget skipping Pebbles – the real 21st-century geek wears them. Not real rocky pebbles, of course, but Kickstarted e-paper, Bluetooth-enabled watches that just happen to be called Pebbles.

If you were intrigued by the idea of wearing an iPod Nano on your wrist, but wanted to hold out for something a little more functional, this could be exactly what you were waiting for. The Pebble can pair (via Bluetooth) with your iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4/S on iOS 5 to display the time, control music playback, display run information, and even inform you of incoming calls, e-mails, or texts. The e-paper display should be more readable than a run-of-the-mill LCD in a direct sunlight, and the Pebble has enough juice to last for about a week on a single charge.

There’s a lot more information on the Pebble Kickstarter page, and based on the fact that the project already achieved its goal within two hours, it looks like there’s a pretty good chance we’ll actually see the Pebble in Fall 2012 (which is really just a stone’s throw away, isn’t it?).

As for myself, I’ll be waiting a little bit before deciding on whether or not to back the project for $115. I really like the idea, but I’m also wondering if I’d be willing to part with 5–10% of my 4S’ battery life as a result of pairing with the watch. Bluetooth doesn’t drain a ton of battery, but the 4S isn’t exactly stellar when it comes to lasting all day.

[via iClarified]

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