Pebble has just introduced its new Pebble Time and this round it get round display. Finally they have ditched it traditional square and toy-like design and come with more like a normal time watch.
It is the lightest and thinnest smartwatch in the market that only weigh 28 grams and thickness of 7.5mm only.
Pebble Time Round comes in 2 strap sizes, a 14mm and 20mm. It comes with a few nice leather bands and easy to swap. The metal band will only be available later. The 14mm size version get three color bezel option; Silver, Black and Rose Gold. Where the 20mm size version only get Black and Silver.
Like others smartwatch, the watchface design can be changes according to match the strap and your taste.
It has an always-on color e-paper display with LED backlight and the screen has 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass. It uses Marine Grade Stainless Steel chassis and bezel.
It has the same buttons with a back button on the left and 3 navigation buttons on the right. It still get a built-in microphone that receive voice commands.
You will get vibrating feedback where there’s notifications like email, text messages, social media push notification, incoming calls and more.
Like it previous model, Pebble Time Round support Android (4.3 and above) and iOS (iPhone 4s, iOS 8 and above)
Pebble Time are well known for it long battery life that usually can go up to 7 to 10 days. The new Pebble Time Round is only rated to last just up to 2 days on a single charge, this is due to it big sacrifice of thinner and round design.
Good news is that it support quick charge by having a full charge for 2 days use can be done in just 30 minutes. The charging is done with magnetic USB charger like MagSafe.
Another ripped off new is the new Pebble Time Round is its no longer water resistant, it only splash resistant.
Pebble Time Round is splash resistant but not waterproof. Incidental exposure to water-like unforeseeable rain-won’t ruin your device, but submerging the watch is not recommended
The Pebble Time Round is available for pre-order now at US$ 249.99 (approx. RM 1,100) and shipping start somewhere in November.