Pebble, the company that had everyone thinking about smartwatches again, has had a busy year. It launched a brand new watch, the Pebble Time, this spring, complete with an entirely revamped software platform. It then followed that up with an upscale steel version. Now it’s preparing to launch the Pebble Time Round, which is, you guessed it, a round version of the Time. The Time Round is due to hit stores this Sunday, November 8th for $249.
At its core, the Time Round is just like Pebble’s other Time watches. It’s compatible with both iOS and Android devices, and can show you notifications, upcoming calendar appointments, and control music playback on your phone. It also has a handful of apps and watchfaces available that let you customize and expand on the Time Round’s capabilities.
- Compact size
- Attractive design
- Good build quality
- Limited app options
- Shorter battery life that other Pebble watches
- Display isn’t vibrant
But while the Time Round is definitely a Pebble watch through and through, there’s something about it that sets it apart from the rest of the watches Pebble has produced in the past. Yes, it’s obviously a different shape than the Time or Time Steel, but the Time Round also feels different and carries a level of maturity that the earlier models lacked.