Pebble has just announced the Pebble Time Round, the company’s foray into the circular smartwatch world.
It’s super light and thin, weighing only 28 grams and measuring just 7.5mm thin, and comes in two different band sizes – 20mm and 14mm. Color options include Black, Silver and a special Rose Gold option that’s only available with the 14mm band size. It still features a colored e-paper display that we first saw the company introduce with the Pebble Time earlier this year, which means the Pebble Time Round’s battery should last longer than comparable smartwatches with LCD displays. Pebble says the Time Round will last “days” on a single charge, though it probably won’t last as long as the Pebble Time or Pebble Time Steel. The good news is, though, the Time Round features quick charging capabilities that can get you a full day of use from just a 15 minute charge.
The Pebble Time Round is now available for pre-order for $249.99 from Pebble’s website, as well as Best Buy, Target and Amazon. Watches will start shipping and will be available at other U.S. retailers in November. Retail availability will begin later this year in the U.K., followed by EU retailers early next year.
The Pebble team is offering Pebble Time Steel Kickstarter backers a trial period and discount for the Time Round. You’ll need to reserve a Pebble Time Round from Pebble’s website with the same email you used to back the Time Steel on Kickstarter. You’ll get a $50 discount on the watch when it ships. You can then try out both watches for 30 days.
If you’d like to keep both of the watches, the Time Round is yours for the discounted price. If you’d like to return one of them, you’ll get a refund for your Pebble Time Round order. If you’d like any more information regarding the Time Steel Kickstarter promotion or the new Pebble Time Round, follow the source link below for more information.
What are your thoughts on the new Time Round?