As you all know, Pebble, the coolest and most beloved smartwatch of this planet is no more. Pebble was the first watch built for the 21st century. It's infinitely customizable, with beautiful downloadable watchfaces and useful internet-connected apps. Pebble connects to both iPhone and Android smartphones using Bluetooth, alerting the user with a silent vibration to incoming calls, emails and messages.
Due to various factors the company of was shut down and they no longer manufacture Pebble devices. Pebble’s wearable technology ecosystem was way apart from the rest. No other wearable platform was more open or gave developers as well as the users more freedom to create, experiment, and delight the world with beautiful watchfaces, useful apps, and unique experiences. Pebble’s mission was to "Make Awesome Happen" and they accomplished that beyond our wildest dreams. But as they shut down the manufacture of the various pebble devices, the "Make Awesome Happen" is no more. The current devices that are present in the various online market places are fading away quickly. As a result the coolest smartwatch of the planet will be no more eventually.
There are exactly 7 (seven) Pebble smartwatches. These are - Pebble, Pebble Steel, Pebble Time, Pebble Time Steel, Pebble Time Round, Pebble 2 SE and Pebble 2 + HR. Being a Pebble fan, I do not want those smartwatches to be vanished with time. Those are more than smartwatches to me. I want to take a chance to collect all the models of Pebbles in a beautiful watchbox. So that in the near future I can look at those smartwatches and can always remember how Pebble transformed the wearable industry.
I live in Bangladesh. We do not have the facilities to collect all the Pebble in Bangladesh. So I have to rely on the Amazon (US) to buy those smart watches along with a beautiful watch box. But Amazon does not ship electronics type products to Bangladesh. Although there are some obstacles one may encounter while shopping from amazon USA while staying in Bangladesh, like;
- International Credit Card: You need an international credit card to purchase from amazon. Local credit cards issued by Bangladeshi commercial banks will not work. Currently I do not have any international credit cards (because you really need a good job to get one).
- High Customs Duty: Bangladesh customs charges surprisingly high customs duty. On top of Customs duty (CD), there will be Supplementary Duty (SD), Advance Income Tax (AIT), VAT etc. The procedure of the customs duty is very harrassing as well.
To overcome these issues, there are some third party services one can use to buy product from USA or UK. They offer the service to bring products from Amazon USA and UK along with few other UK and US based online stores.
To collect all the seven models of Pebble smartwatches with extra accessories (such as extra charger, extra battery, extra strap etc) along with a beautiful watchbox, an amount of $1150 is necessary for me. This includes all the charges from the customs duty as well as GoGetFunding.
So I urge you all to fund this project of mine and help me to fulfil my dream. These smartwatches may not be that much interesting to you but as a Pebble fan they are very valuable to me. So please, please, please, help me to collect all the seven models of the Pebble watches before they vanishes from the Amazon.
Please use this page to make a donation to make my dream Pebble collection. And I thank you so very much for your generosity.