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[Deal] Pebble smartwatch available for $89, Pebble Steel for $149

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This month, backers of the very successful Pebble Time campaign on Kickstarter will receive their smartwatches. Once backers receive their units, the Pebble Time will likely replace the older models on the company site. That could by why both the Pebble and Pebble Steel smartwatches are discounted right now directly from the company. The original Pebble is available for just $89 and a selection of six straps cost $15 each. The Pebble Steel’s discount is even steeper at $149 and buyers can include a metal strap for an additional $20.

The same discount also applies to models sold through Amazon with eligibility for the retailer’s free two-day shipping for Prime subscribers.

What smartwatch, if any, do you have your eyes set on? Let us know in the comments.

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Pebble Time concludes Kickstarter campaign, pledges exceed $20 million

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Late in February, the successor to the very popular Pebble smartwatch was announced. Just as the original, the Pebble Time found its home launching through a Kickstarter campaign. Consumers could make pledges and receive units of their own for less than the future retail price. We knew that the Pebble Time would be successful on Kickstarter. After all, the original Pebble was backed by nearly 70,000 people. The Pebble Time surpassed that mark with 78,471 backers and a pledge total reached $20,338,986. This means that the Pebble Time holds the title as the most funded project in Kickstarter’s history.

Backers will start receiving Pebble Time units in May.

Source: Pebble Time (Kickstarter)

Pebble Time unveiled, color e-paper smartwatch with 7 days of battery life

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As expected, a Pebble smartwatch with a color screen was unveiled a little while ago. Called the Pebble Time, this smartwatch has a similar e-paper display as the original, but it’s in color. It also has the same great battery life with 7 days. The Pebble is the most popular smartwatch that is compatible with both Android and iOS.

Color isn’t the only thing new with this watch as it has a thinner design (20% thinner) and sports a microphone for responding to notifications or taking voice notes.

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