Actually delay in watch development Pebble should not come as a surprise either to us or to the manufacturer himself. Judge for yourself: even the MINIMAL company, with its gigantic experience on Kickstarter, even miscalculated the release date of the TAKTIK case by a couple of months. And after all, this is a case, and not a watch with complex electronic components.
On the other hand, the user is neither hot nor cold. The user sees only how the creators of Pebble demonstrate a general unpreparedness for the production of their own product. The matter is not limited to delays alone.
Turning off your copy of the clock (if you happen to wait for it), you run the risk of being left without a clock at all. Fortunately, this risk is extremely small:
We have received only a few complaints about this issue. By Friday, there were about 20–30 of them (and more than 30,000 watches have already been released). We have received several defective copies and are already delving into the essence of the problem.
— Pebble CEO Eric Mijicowski
And another quote:
We will replace Pebble with anyone who reports this issue.
Do I need to say that a resident of our region will have to send the watch back to America? And will a replacement copy “arrive” quickly — with such a deficit?
By the way, look — Eric shared the number of released Pebble! 30,000. Over. But if you carefully count the shareholders on Kickstarter, taking into account how many hours are due to whom, you get 85,540. over half of them have not yet been delivered. In addition, there are those who paid one and a half times more and pre-ordered Pebble already on the official website.
So the epic with Pebble promises to end, already when we will study iWatch. [via engadget]