By Vamien McKalin | Jul 03, 2013 11:21 AM EDT
Before wearable technology became a thing that is discussed on a daily basis, there was a smartwatch in the pipeline waiting to make its debut. This particular smartwatch is called the Pebble. This device arguably kicked start the wearable technology trend, and guess what? It's available for sale at Best Buy, come July 7 for the price of $150.
Two employees at Best Buy claimed they were recently briefed by management that Best Buy retail stores will soon carry the Pebble smartwatch, according to a 9to5mac report. One employee even got the chance to snap an image of the smartwatch in inventory, and from what we can tell, it doesn't look too scary to wear. The strange thing however, is that the device is classified as a digital communication appcessory, whatever that is.
We're not certain if the Pebble smartwatch will be sold at Best Buy's website or only through the brick and mortar retail channels. It might depend on how much is in stock, either way, it would be great for buyers if the smartwatch was available both online and offline for purchase.
Last year, the Pebble smartwatch raised more than $10 million Kickstarter, so this is good news for the creator as the product is finally set to get some real exposure. The question now is, will it perform admirably or will it fail? There are quite a few smartwatches on the market right now, some of even have more abilities than the Pebble, for example, the Sony smartwatch that comes with a touch color display and it only cost $130 compared to the Pebble $150. Some consumers might have a problem with this and choose to look into the direction of the Sony smartwatch instead.
Whatever the outcome, it is great to see the Pebble smartwatch finally going on sale come July 7, as the wait has been too long.
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