Oh man, ever see a Kickstarter project that sounds utterly incredible? How about this? The Pebble is a watch that talks to your smartphone, and uses that connection to do some pretty cool tricks. Running a low-power but high-contrast e-paper screen, it connects to your iPhone (or Android) via Bluetooth, and from there can see text messages, receive alerts, control music, or be used for tracking fitness.
You can install new apps from an app store, and the makers are creating an SDK so anyone can figure out new tricks to do with it. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that the company behind the project has previously made another smartphone watch — the inPulse — so they actually know what’s required to make it happen.
If you donate $115 to the project, you can get a black Pebble, with other colors costing more. In just two days, the project has raised $800,000, so you can bet this will come to fruition.