Price drop leads to the Pebble Time starting at $149

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The Pebble Time and Pebble Time Round, two of the top smartwatches on the market today, have both received permanent price drops. Now you can get the smartwatches for $50 less than their launch prices.

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The Pebble Time is being sold for $149 after the price drop while the fancier Pebble Time Round is now $199.

Pebble explained why it has cut prices:

You want more in your wearable. You want notifications and health features, but you don’t want it to look like a rubber sweatband. You want a device that makes sense for your life and your wallet. You want to try a smartwatch without a huge investment, one that continues to adapt and evolve to your changing needs.

And you know what? We want that too. We want to see more smartwatches on more wrists and more joy brought to more lives.

Adding to Pebble’s move to reduce prices is probably the likeliness that the company is preparing to release new models. Pebble wants to burn through existing inventory to avoid sitting with old smartwatches when the new models are announced and then sold to consumers. The Pebble Time debuted in early 2015 before being sold in May of that year. Pebble could be seeking to shorten its release schedule to get ahead of new smartwatches from companies like Samsung and Apple.

Interested in either one of these smartwatches? Be sure to read our review of the Pebble Time to get a better understanding of what’s offered. The only difference between the Pebble Time and Pebble Time Round is the display shape and battery life. The Pebble Time Round has a circular display with battery life estimated at two days while the Pebble Time Round runs for up to seven days.

Source: Pebble


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