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March 29th, 2013
05:34 PM ET

A smartphone for your wrist?

It seems smartphones have already taken over our lives, and it's only going to get worse, or better, depending on your point of view.

There is a new battle being waged to take over your wrist and face, with wearable technology emerging as the biggest trend in Silicon Valley.

Google is betting big with its forthcoming "Google glass."

Apple, meanwhile, is rumored to be coming out with a smartwatch. Apple may very well dominate, but it will be late to the party.

The idea for the Pebble smartwatch came "when I was cycling, and I had my phone in my pocket, and I wanted to see what was happening on my phone, who was emailing me, who was texting me, who was calling me, without having to take my phone out of my pants," said Eric Migicovsky, inventor and CEO at Pebble.

Inside a small generic building, Migicovsky and his small company have stunned Silicon Valley. People who seem to know the valley best, the venture capitalists, thought the Pebble sounded like a loser and didn't give them a penny. They missed out, big time.

When the venture capitalists passed on Pebble, Migicovsky decided to go around them and raise money through the crowd funding website Kickstarter.

"The project was live on Kickstarter for 30 days, and within the period of 30 days we raised $10.2 million," said Migicovsky.

Today, they can't make the watches fast enough.

The Pebble works by connecting to your phone via Bluetooth. Your phone's emails, texts, and phone calls all show up on your wrist, because after all, reaching for your phone is just so tough. No, seriously, it is.

"Having your phone out is inconvenient and sometimes dangerous, it's much better to be able to glance down and see the key portion of the message on your wrist," said Migicovsky.

You might say the Dick Tracy era has finally arrived, this is the martian watch that allows for real conversations.

Naysayers might wonder - have we officially jumped the shark as technology loving consumers? Next thing you know, we'll be seeing smartforks that tell us when we're eating too fast.

But seriously, in our quest to stay always connected, is society filled with way too much gadgetry?

Guess that's up to each person, but if history is any indication, you'll soon be seeing lines not only for what you can hold, but what you can wear.

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