I have been using a smartwatch for almost two years now and after trying a couple my favorite has always been Pebble. One of the complaints of many about smartwatches is their geekness. However for me this has never really been a problem for me because… well you can probably guess why.
It now appears Pebble is trying to appeal to those who may want to tryout a smartwatch… subtly.
The latest Pebble looks different from previous models of the smartwatch. Instead of a square screen with rounded edges, it bears a circular watch face.
The Pebble Time Round also is thinner and lighter than its siblings, but it’s not as water-resistant. Also the battery does not last as long, lasting a couple of days rather than a week. That earns it a black mark for me, as long battery life is critical for an effective smartwatch in my book. My Pebble Time lasts about a week without a charge!
It does looks to be a little classier than Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel as well as most other smartwatches. There is of course, a new set of watch faces to reflect the new design. Pebble also has a new software development kit that aims to make it easy for developers to switch their apps from square to circular displays.
The watch starts shipping in November for $249.
As I have reported here a couple of times I am already an admirer of Pebble Time but I will probably not be switching to the new Pebble Time Round however I have a feeling it will be very popular.
You can learn more about Pebble here.