The Pebble Time has a color display, support for up to 7 days of battery life, and a water resistant design, among other features. Now an FCC listing for the watch provides a few more details… but just a few.
The label for the watch shows that it’s water resistant up to 30 meters and that it has a 150 mAh battery.
While the water resistant rating would seem to suggest the watch isn’t really meant for swimming or showering, it’s possible that the final product will be a bit sturdier than the version submitted to the FCC. Pebble says the smartwatch should be safe for swimming, surfing, and showering.
As for the battery, it’s actually a lower capacity battery than you’ll find in many Android Wear smartwatches which get just a day or two of battery life. But Pebble’s watch uses a lower-power display and a simpler operating system than watches that use Google’s software for wearable devices.
There’s one other thing I learned from the FCC listing: the low-power, always-on display is an LCD screen manufactured by Japan Display.
Pebble Time smartwatches are designed to display notifications from Android or iOS devices, run third-party apps or watch faces, and unlike the company’s original black and white watches the new Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel have microphones for voice input, a new charging connector, and support for Pebble smartstraps which can add new features to the watch.
The Kickstarter campaign for the Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel smartwatches ends March 27th.