As if you already don’t have a hard enough time deciding what fancy new smartwatch to get, especially with the holidays coming soon, Pebble comes along to complicate matters. Not that we’re really complaining, considering it’s the Pebble Time Round we’re talking about here. Now that its latest smartwatch has started arriving on backer’s doorsteps, the company has finally announced when it will be available for the rest of us mere mortals. Mark your calendars and ready your wallets. The Pebble Time Round arrives on Sunday.
Pebble Time round combines all the features that fans loved about the past two generations and crams those inside a new, classy, round body that is claimed to be the thinnest and lightest smartwatch in the world. That’s 28 g and 7.5 mm to be precise. And it’s the same colored e-ink display on the square-ish Pebble Time, which translates to an always on, power efficient display.
That said, Pebble did have to compromise a bit to deliver this particular form of smartwatch, significantly reducing battery life expectation from a week to about two days. It does try to balance that out with quick charging and a whole host of other features, like different watch strap sizes and designs for different wrists and tastes.
Starting November 8, the Pebble Time Round can be purchased from online retailers such as Amazon, BestBuy, Target, and, of course, Pebble. But if you want to get a feel of the smartwatch first before making that purchase, you can also drop by BestBuy and Target stores, where the Pebble Time Round will also be on display. Shipment for pre-orders will also start on Sunday.