The Pebble e-ink smartwatch, which gained huge popularity as a Kickstarter project in April and May, is moving towards production and is looking really good.
Unfortunately, the team says it won’t be able to meet its September shipping targets because, well, there were too many interested parties. The goal is to ramp up to 15,000 watches per week as soon as possible, which is no easy mission, so this project is a lot bigger than the Pebble team originally expected.
According to a post on the Kickstarter page, they are in a phase called Engineering Verification. “During this phase, the factory produced samples of the entire product. We’re currently evaluating each individual component (case, lens, circuit board, charge cable, etc) and we’ll tweak the design as necessary. The design needs to be nearly perfect before we move into a phase called ‘tooling’ during which the factory creates hardened steel tools for injection molding Pebble’s plastic components.”
For more information, head on over to Kickstarter.