Pebble: Early to Market
In 2012, Pebble's Kickstarter goal was to raise $100,000. Pledges totaled more than $10 million, signaling serious interest in the nascent smartwatch category.
You can now buy a Pebble at Best Buy for $150. The e-ink-display, water-resistant timepiece pairs via Bluetooth with iOS and Android and displays SMS and incoming calls. You can control your smartphone's music, too. A growing ecosystem of third-party watch faces and apps are available.
Reviewers agree that you have more options using Pebble with Android than with iPhones. Before you dive in, though read the CIO.com review: 3 Reasons the Pebble 'Smartwatch' Isn't Very Smart at All.
Status: Available now.
Video: Pebble Smartwatch Hands-on Demo