By Todd Bernhard
Pebble may have kicked off the Smartwatch Revolution, with the most successful (at the time) Kickstarter campaign for its original model. I even funded the campaign and bought one. But the product was delayed by a year, and companies like Apple, Samsung, and Motorola weren't sitting still. Those vendors released more powerful models, but there was still room for Pebble. After all, Pebble is waterproof, has a longer lasting battery, is cross platform (iOS and Android) and cheaper. Pebble released a second generation of watches that were more stylish and offered color screens, although not touchscreen. Still, Pebble has felt the squeeze and dropped its prices (and shed employees) accordingly.