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Making Pebble

Join us behind the scenes as we prep your favorite Android and iOS smartwatch for launch.

Using an X-Ray to ensure fit and finish after the assembly of a sample Pebble.

An assembled Pebble casing with buttons and strap. A good day at the factory, indeed!

Tons of abused faceplates after a day of testing.

Closeup of Pebble's backplate.

Backplates, baby.

Pebble cases, assemble!

The Pebble and Dragon Innovation production team working hard at the factory.

Injection tooling machine at the Pebble factory in Taiwan.

Injection tooling machine at the Pebble factory.

A factory machine inserting pins into the Pebble casing.

Lenses for testing.

Oodles of buttons for testing!

Under scrutiny: reviewing Pebble's mechanical fit under a microscope.

The tool shop in Kaohsiung where Pebbles are made.

Top view of Pebble's backplate.

Motorbike parking at the Pebble factory in Taiwan.

Plastic pellet storage in the factory.

Pebble's prototype lens.

Pebble's PCB—it's tiny!

Remember our tiny printed circuit board (PCB) design from Update #15? Here it is in real life attached to our custom PCB test fixture.

Pebble Case samples getting their buttons installed.

Another key component in our design is a flexible printed circuit (FPC). See that empty space in the middle? That's where the battery fits in.

Eric checking the power consumption of Pebble's backlight module.