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Pebble returns to Kickstarter with three new products, smashes goal within hours

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Annie Kelley
May 24, 2016 13:30
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Pebble, widely recognized as the creator of the modern smartwatch, has found tremendous success on Kickstarter since its first appearance in 2012.

Currently, it enjoys the first and third most funded campaigns in Kickstarter history which is why the company is going back to the well once again – this time with three new products in tow.

This model, manufactured from marine-grade stainless steel that s offered in gold, black or silver, features a new color ePaper display that s said to be 53 percent larger than the original.

After an impressive few years, things seemed to turn south for Pebble as the company announced just two months ago that it was laying off a quarter of its staff, or roughly 40 employees.

Founder and CEO Eric Migicovsky said at the time that the fundraising environment in Silicon Valley was pretty tight but that they had still managed to raise $26 million over the previous eight months to keep things rolling.

Pebble expects to ship the Pebble 2 this September followed by the arrival of the Time 2 in November and the Pebble Core in January 2017.

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