It seems like Pebble is yet to break another record on Kickstarter! Just about 2 years, the company broke Kickstarter’s record for the most-funded project ever in 2012 with its first smartwatch. Now, they are raising money for a new smartwatch called Pebble Time.
An hour after they launched their Kickstarter campaign to raise $500,000, they raised $1 million from 6k+ backers, which makes it about the fastest project to ever reach the $1 million mark on Kickstarter. It’s less than 18 hours now and they’ve raised $8+ million from more than 37k backers, and counting. That’s about $444k per hour!!
I have had my eyes on the original pebble watch for so long, and now they release a colored version. It promises a timeline-like feature which display just the relevant notifications and boasts up to 7 days of batter life on a single charge. This is now the hottest smartwatch in the market, believe me!
At this rate, they’re just about $5 million away from being the most funded project on Kickstarter, after the Coolest Cooler which raised about $13 million in August 2014.