Pebble on Thursday offered a quick update to backers of the Pebble Time Steel, the premium metal version of its new Pebble Time smartwatch. The new Pebble Time Steel units are shipping out to customers now, and Pebble said that customers should start to receive tracking numbers as soon as Thursday.
“As we’ve done in the past, Pebble Time Steel production and deliveries will ramp up as fast as possible, in a way that preserves the highest quality of the final product,” Pebble said, suggesting that the initial run might be rather small. Fear not, though; Pebble says that all backers of the Pebble Time Steel should have their new smartwatches sitting cool on their wrists by the end of next month. If you’re lucky, it should arrive well before then. Pebble promised it will continue to offer updates on the shipping progress in case it faces any unforeseen delays.
Finally, Pebble opened up reservations on Pebble.com for folks who didn’t get to back the Pebble Steel but are interested in acquiring the $249 smartwatch. Those orders will ship in 6-8 weeks after it has delivered inventory to all backers, the company said.