What’s trending is round smartwatches for now. There are different variants like Moto 360, LG G Watch R, Huawei Watch and the recently announced Samsung Gear S2, and all are in circle shape similarly looks like a wrist watch on your hand. Pebble, is the company to come up with the same design, I mean with a round-shaped option. With the introduction of the Pebble Time Round, which is indeed a circular smartwatch looks more like an actual watch first, and a gadget second.
Pebble Time Round in other words is faithful to timeless watch design while being a true Pebble at heart, offers a different mix of features and style. It is all metal, making it more similar to the Pebble Time Steel than less-costly plastic Time. The company today released the $249 Pebble Time Round, with a circular watchface, which cliams itself to be the thinnest and lightest smartwarth yet with four buttons arranged around the side.
Pre-orders page has also been opened by Pebble for ordering Time Round – includes impressions and analysis, photos, video, release date, prices, specs. Check it for yourself, right below.
Looking at the new Pebble Time Round, you will first notice is the thick bezel around the display. Unlike other swartwatches in the same form factor, Pebble Time Round is of course thin and light – just 7.7mm and 28 grams respectively. It also available in two different configurations; a 20mm masculine version while the other is 14mm feminine one.
The timepiece has been introduced in the following color options: black, silver, and an exclusive “rose-gold,” because this color is available only in the 14mm configuration, which means it’s likely targeted towards female audience.
Inside the Pebble Time Round, is very similar to the Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel which were launched earlier this year. The major difference is that battery life, which was a stellar 10-day on Time, has beed reduced to a mere 2-days on this one. Why that? Because in order to reduce the thickness, Pebble had to make compromises, and battery was the logical choice. To componsate, however, Pebble has included a quick charge of sorts, where in 15-minutes of charge will last you another 24 hours with ease. Great!
The company has decided to skip Kickstarter. For Pebble Time Round, instead taking orders for the new watch design right away directly on its website, with first batch to ship in November this year. Good news for those who had backed the Pebble Time Steel Kickastarter campaign, you can get $50 off on the new Round watch should you wish.
Pebble Time Round will retail at a starting price of $249 and can be pre-ordered at Pebble.com. The watch should be hitting the store shelves in the U.S. and Canada starting November 2015.
So, what do you think about this new Pebble Time Round smartwatch?