20 Mar 2014

Pebble Sold 400,000 Smartwatches Since 2013

By Dante D'Orazio at The Verge:

Android Wear may be dominating smartwatch news at the moment, but Pebble isn't letting Google take all the thunder. The company has revealed that it's sold 400,000 of its watches since the beginning of 2013, when it started fulfilling the first of its 85,000 Kickstarter pre-orders. CEO Eric Migicovsky revealed the number to CNN Money in a recent interview, and it's not clear if the nearly half-million number includes Kickstarter pre-orders or sales of its critically acclaimed Pebble Steel smartwatch. The company didn't immediately respond to requests for comment. Nevertheless it's an impressive statistic for the company the started as a Kickstarter sensation. But the company made a name for itself with one of the first attractive, simple-to-use smartwatches around. Now that Google has thrown its weight behind its own smartwatch effort, it'll be up to Pebble to hold onto its head start.

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