The record-breaking, Kickstarter-funded Pebble smartwatch has had its shipping date pushed back. Unfortunately, units won’t begin shipping in September as previously planned. The company provided us with the following statement.
In terms of our schedule, we’re sticking pretty closely to an aggressive timetable we put together at the end of May. While we won’t be able to start shipping Pebbles in September, our current schedule has us on track to go from manufacturing zero to 15,000 Pebbles per week as soon as possible.
Apparently, the Pebble team has not been able to get production into gear yet. The company previously planned on shipping just 1,000 smartwatches, much less than the 85,000 that were ordered during its Kickstarter campaign. Such a large run of watches means it will take longer to get production to meet demand. CEO Eric Migicovsky told customers that the watches are currently in the “Engineering Verification” phase, meaning pre-production models are already being tested.
However, the news isn’t all bad. The company announced the “Voter’s Choice” color, which is pictured at the top of the page in a bold orange tone. Furthermore, the company has also posted an array of photos on its most recent blog post, detailing various components of the watch.