Remember when the Apple Watch was just a rumor, and everyone said it would ‘kill’ competitors like Pebble? As it turns out, the opposite is true.
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“In fact we’re selling two (times) the amount this year than we were last year,” said Migicovsky.
He goes on to note the Apple Watch — which launched in September of 2014 — has brought a lot of attention to the wearables space, which could be benefiting everyone.
Pebble’s new Time watch, which finally brought fans a color screen, is likely helping, too.
Apple’s focus on higher-end watches is probably encouraging some (most?) who are interested in wearables to seek lower cost alternatives. Unless you’re willing to switch platforms and go with Android Wear, Pebble is a good alternative for the iOS crowd.