Pebble Time now available without delays

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Pebble is making good on its promise to become a real player in smartwatches, not just everyone's favourite crowdfunding project. The Pebble Time smartwatch is now available to order, with shipping promised for the next business day.

The Pebble Time is available through Best Buy, Amazon, or direct on Pebble's website. It costs $199.99 in the US, £179 in the UK.

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Pebble has done a much better job this time round of getting smartwatches to backers and launching direct sales of the devices.

There was a slight hiccup with its iOS app stuck in App Store limbo but that problem was swiftly solved, perhaps helped in part by the social media noise Pebble's fans drummed up.

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No doubt a big reason that Pebble sped up the process is the fact that Apple has already sold millions of Apple Watch devices. The Pebble Time is iPhone compatible and $100 cheaper than the least expensive Apple Watch.

Now Pebble needs support from app developers and Smartstrap makers to really grow the Pebble Time ecosystem.

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