Pebble Smartwatch Hits Best Buy Shelves

by Ryan Hauck | July 3, 2013 12:14 pm

Pebble smartwatches, the most successful Kickstarter project of all time, is finally hitting store shelves July 7. Starting Sunday, Best Buy (BBY[1]) customers will be able to pick up a watch for the price of $149.99.

The watch, which garnered more than 100 times its stated goal of $100,000 from nearly 69,000 backers[2], is advertised as being compatible with iPhone and Android. But Christina Warren at Mashable[3] claims she’s managed to sync the watch (which shipped to Kickstarter donors of more than $99 back in January) to the Galaxy X4, the Nexus 4, and the Xperia Z as well.

Upon release, the watch will be available in “jet black,” with a “cherry red” model finding its way to Best Buy shelves in August. Customers will be able to purchase blue, grey, and orange variations of the watch directly from Pebble’s website [4]at a later date.

So far, Pebble’s main competition is the Sony (SNE[5]) SmartWatch, the second generation of which came out last month. However, Apple (AAPL[6]) has fueled continuing speculation that they too will soon enter the wearable technology market by registering a trademark on the name “iWatch.” Google (GOOG[7]), Microsoft (MSFT[8]), and Samsung are all also purportedly considering watch designs of their own, according to Hot Hardware[9].

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