The first Pebble smartwatch shipment is officially on its way to backers around the world.
Pebble kept its promise to begin sending the smartphone-compatible watch on 23 January, admitting, though, that the process is not yet perfect.
"There are still some kinks and issues that we need to work out," the company said on its Kickstarter page. "But I'm glad to say we've made it this far."
Not everyone will receive a new timepiece just yet, though. The company mistakenly sent more Address Confirmation emails than they had Pebbles available, so some backers who received confirmation will have to wait a little longer for a tracking number.
Others were simply left behind when Pebble, apparently held up by documentation at the airport, was able to send only an initial 500 units, with more expected to ship soon. To track your watch's progress, visit Pebble's website, ispebbleshipping.com.
"Please do not email us right now about shipment tracking," the Kickstarter message said. "We will not be able to provide any information over email about the status of your Pebble."
Meanwhile, the iOS Pebble app is not available in the App Store yet. In the meantime, iPhone users can receive notifications and control music, but will not be able to install watchfaces or upgrade to the latest PebbleOS until the app goes live.
The Android version is available today in the Google Play store.
Still, there are high points for Pebble's production, which has been kicked into high gear since the company gave a watch demonstration and announced an initial ship date at this month's CES in Las Vegas. Currently, the watch-building factory is manufacturing about 800 to 1,000 Pebbles per day, with a goal of reaching full capacity at 2,400 per day.
"It's awesome to walk along the assembly line and see thousands of Pebble components in various states of readiness," the team wrote. "It's going to take some time before we reach our maximum capacity, but we're getting there."
Contrary to a former announcement by Pebble, the company is building one colour at a time, starting with black - the most popular.
"Our job is most definitely not finished," Pebble said. "We have lots of improvements to make, and tens of thousands of Pebbles to ship out." Stay tuned to the company's Kickstarter page for biweekly updates.