Pebble Best Buy sales begin as smartwatch hits retail [UPDATE]

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As rumored yesterday, Pebble smartwatches are indeed coming to Best Buy. The Kickstarter-funded smartwatch has not hit the online retail sector on Best Buy's website for $149, which is a bit more than what you could've gotten one for if you backed the Kickstarter project, which were selling for $99 a piece at the time.

However, it doesn't seem the smartwatch is going on sale just yet. Best Buy lists the Pebble on their website, but with a "coming soon" next to it. Furthermore, calling Best Buy to confirm in-store availability was also a mystery. The Pebble will be available in stores, but just as the website says, they're not selling them on the shelves just yet.

We also weren't told an exact release date for the Pebble either, so it merely just seems that Best Buy has announced that they'll be offering the Pebble smartwatch, but it's not quite known when exactly we'll get to buy one from the retailer. So far, they're showing only red as a color option, but hopefully we'll be treated with more colors as soon as it's officially on shelves.

The Pebble smartwatch can be credited with the recent boom in the popularity of the accessory. It raised over $10 million on Kickstarter, becoming one of the most successful Kickstarter projects of all time. Smartwatches have been around for a few years now, but bigger companies have been rumored to be joining in on the fun with their own smartwatch creations.

UPDATE: According to 9to5Mac, they've received confirmation that Pebble will be available in Best Buy stores starting on July 7, with online availability starting later today.

VIA: Mark Gurman

SOURCE: Best Buy