Pebble today announced some crazy discounts on its Pebble Time smartwatches as well as the Pebble Classic. If you’re looking to pick up one of these smartwatches for a family member of friend this holiday season, you could save up to as much as $70 with Pebble’s new discounts.
In late September, Pebble introduced the world’s thinnest and lightest smartwatch in the Time Round. The company started accepting pre-orders right away and even began selling compatible metal bands just a few weeks ago. Now, after getting everything prepared for a smooth launch, Pebble has scheduled the date for Time Round orders to start shipping and when consumers can walk into select retail stores and leave with a fancy new smartwatch.
Although smartwatches have yet to become mainstream, tech lovers like me feel the need to have one. Over the past year, numerous smartwatches of all different brands hit the market hoping to get slapped on your wrist. But not all of them feature the same functionality. With new manufacturers getting involved in along with those who are already returning with a second generation product, it has become harder than ever to choose the one that best suits your needs best.
Right now, you can purchase extra or replacement bands for your Pebble Time Round directly from its maker. Pebble is selling premium metal bands in link and mesh varieties for its first smartwatch that has a round display. The link metal bands are 20mm and come in silver (seen above) and black, costing $49 each. The slimmer mesh bands, sold for $29 each, are 14mm and come in silver, black, and rose gold.
The estimated shipping time on both bands is 6-8 weeks.
Nuance Communications and Pebble Technologies have announced that, together, they’re bringing Nuance’s voice recognition technology to the Pebble Time, Pebble Time Steel, and Pebble Time Round smartwatches.
This added voice recognition technology will allow Android users to reply to emails and text messages by using their voice with a simple touch of a button.
Pebble announced today the launch of its first fully circular smartwatch, the Pebble Time Round. At just 7.5mm thick and weighing only 28 grams, the Pebble Time Round is the world’s thinnest and lightest smartwatch. The watch has an all-metal construction, with a 38.5mm face and comes with many customization options. Read more
Following on some updates to their software app for Android and iOS, Pebble has released a firmware update to version 3.4 for their Pebble Time and Time Steel smartwatch devices. The primary updates included in the new firmware cover some additional languages as well as improvements to notifications and some energy conservation updates. Read more
Pebble has today launched the pre-order page for the high-end variant of its second-generation smartwatch, the Time Steel. The wearable can be yours for $299 ($50 more than the leather band model) and is expected to start shipping in six-to-eight weeks.
Pebble’s original smartwatch took an out-of-the-way approach to the wearable category. Instead of offering tons of high-end features, it was a smartwatch that was only active when you needed it and actually had good battery life, something not many other smartwatches can say.
Now we have the follow-up to that successful smartwatch — the Pebble Time. It takes much of what made the original so great and refines it with a colorful e-ink display, a much better aesthetic design, and some other general improvements across the board. Read more
The first major update has begun rolling out to Pebble Time owners. The update, v3.2, will bring improvements and many bug fixes. In case your wondering, Pebble mentioned it’s working hard to bring enhancements to Pebble watches of any generation. The company promised it will push the update to the original Pebble and Pebble Steel later this year. Pebble noted the update will come with the timeline features and unlimited applications.
The update is available to download today through the Pebble Time app for Android.