20
Jun
1

I think we can officially say there's a market for smartwatches. The first major player in the game was Pebble, which received a massive $10 million in funding throughout the duration of its Kickstarter campaign; now, Agent joins the million dollar club, as it just hit $1m mark – a full ten times its $100k goal (which it actually blasted through in less than 12 hours).

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For those who may not have heard of Agent, it's supposedly the smartest of all smartwatches. Packing two processors (one for low-power tasks), a waterproof coating, support for Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, a several different sensors, Agent looks to cover all the bases anyone could want in a watch. While the time has come and gone to grab one for a "reduced price" of $129 – a price only valid during the device's Kickstarter campaign – the Agent is expected to become available later this year for a suggested retail price for $250.

For more information on Agent, along with what to expect from the final product, head over the project's Kickstarter page.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • David Margolin

    considering my n7 cost me 175... i ain't paying 250 for a smart-watch...

  • Dinofan01

    I don't care how open or smart my smart watch is. When it comes down to it I still have to wear it. That's why I backed Pebble. It was still nice to look at without the smart features. The Sony smartwatch and this are ugly. I wouldn't wear them no matter how smart they are.

    • Sean Royce

      >innovation is bad.

  • http://friskychatter.com/ _jsw_

    I own a Pebble, but since mine took forever to arrive (just got it a few weeks ago), I originally backed one of these because I wasn't sure I'd ever get - or like - the Pebble. I ended up canceling, though, for a few reasons. First, I now have the Pebble, and I like it, and I don't need a second one. Second, the biggest issue I have with the Pebble is the relatively low resolution, monochrome screen - and this watch has even less resolution. Two processors sound cool. Better battery life sounds cool. Wireless charging sounds great. I actually like the look of it. But... lower resolution than the Pebble just doesn't cut it for me. I'll wait to see what Apple and Google have up their sleeves (pun... sort of intended), and if I'm desperate for another watch before then, I'll try Sony's now that they've opened it up.

  • Philip Kahn

    As interesting as it looks ... my Pebble does all of that. The 2-way SDK makes great apps (Glance, for example), music controls, Runkeeper support ... I constantly get notifications and I charge my watch every 5-7 days. Today was day 6 and I just this afternoon got the "low battery" warning, which, from experience, is good for at least a day.

    • Sokudoningyou

      I just love the fact Pebble can vibrate when you get your notifications, which is dead useful to me at work. Being outside in a car wash means I never noticed my phone vibrate in my pocket since I'm constantly walking around, but on my wrist? You notice that.

  • http://www.minecraftgames.co/ Minecraft Games

    Smartest in the world, which makes me very curious.

  • http://www.AndroidKurd.com/ Rawand Haider

    you may not heard about a watch that's smarter than this one!!!!! it's a chinese one called GREEK

  • Garrett Bridges

    You mean $1 million, right? I was blown away when I thought it got $10 million.

  • Sahil

    ah yes very nice... but does it tell time?

  • Steve Freeman

    I don't understand why, for $250, this also can't function as a heart rate monitor. At that price, without this functionality, there's no way in hell I would ever think about getting one.

  • didibus

    I don't really get the smartwatch craze, but I guess it's a bit like those old watches that could control TV, sounds pretty awesome, but ain't all that useful. I can see how getting notifications on your watch would be handy, that's my only big interest. Though having the weather, and having it work as a pedometer, heart rate monitor, temperature reader, bike GPS, walk GPS, etc. would be cool. I just wonder if all that can fit on a small screen.

    Well I just convinced myself lol. They just need to start putting some fashion into them watches. Also, way way bigger screens!! are needed on those.

    • Pulkit

      "way way bigger screens"
      Samsung: "We hear you!"
      :D

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