The software has also been much improved, in fact the Time got its name as a result of a shift in design thinking. The new OS is less about apps and more about what the creators call a "timeline", which displays notifications such as appointments, news, updates etc in order of priority. The new model will, however, continue to support existing apps, and the new OS will eventually run on the previous version, which will be good news for app developers, as well as existing owners.
It will be available in three colours, will feature a Gorilla Glass screen, and will have both Bluetooth LE (so it's less reliant on a smartphone), as well as a microphone and voice recognition so that users can use speech to convert spoken memos and messages into text.
It is not known why the company would head back to Kickstarter, as they already have a huge established customer base (over a million units have so far been sold), so it's probably a publicity stunt, but if it is, who cares. I'm enjoying the show. As the total rapidly approaches the $7 million mark, surely their previous record of $10.2m will soon be broken!
If you want to help the Pebble Time become one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns ever, head over and pre-order yours now for $159 (£102), which will be about $40 (£26) less than the RRP. The estimated shipping date is May, but it will become available to purchase online or in retail stores later this year.