Smart watch scores big on Kickstarter

Can you remember the last time you wore a wristwatch? If your answer is no, it's probably because owning a phone eventually made wearing a watch unnecessary.

Pebble Technology

A screengrab from Pebble's video on Kickstarter.

But what if someone designed a really cool watch that works in unison with your gadget? Meet Pebble: the smart watch designed to connect to your iPhone or Android device via Bluetooth.

Unlike all traditional watches, you can change Pebble's watchface depending on your mood, your outfit, or both.

You can also use it for purposes other than telling time; the watch works with several apps made specifically for it.

Use the cycling and running apps to display your speed, distance, and pace data; the golf app to view distances in golf courses; and the music app to control your tunes without having to dig through your bag for your phone.

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Our favorite Pebble function, though, is its silent vibrating alarm that notifies you about new emails, calls, meetings, tweets, weather alerts, and even text messages. Look into its face and you'll see what the notification is about; if it's nothing important, shake your arm to make it disappear.

Pebble's designers needed funds to manufacture the watch, so they decided to try their luck on Kickstarter. It turned out to be an instant hit — the total amount of pledges as of this writing is around $1.9 million and counting, vastly surpassing the original goal of $100,000 within 28 hours.

Head over to Pebble's Kickstarter page to get your own smart watch in black, white, or red, for a minimum pledge of $115.

This article originally appeared on Tecca.

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