Pebble is rounding out its line of smartwatches with a new model sporting a circular display. It’s called the Pebble Time Round, and it’s probably the best-looking Pebble watch to date (although if the Moto 360 has a “flat tire,” the Pebble Time Round has a spare tire surrounding the screen).

The company says it’s also the thinnest and lightest smartwatch on the market, measuring 7.5mm (0.3 inches) thick and weighing 28 grams (about an ounce).

The Pebble Time Round is available for pre-order in the US and Canada for $249, and it should start shipping in November.

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Pebble says the watch will be available in the UK later this year and in the European Union in early 2016.

The smartwatch maker has taken to Kickstarter to raise money and generate buzz for its last few watches, but this time the company says its watch will be available at launch from as well as retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, and Target.

The watch is available in black, silver, or rose cold and supports 20mm and 14mm bands (although the rose gold version of the watch is only available for 14mm bands).

Like other Pebble smartwatches, the Pebble Time Round has an e-Paper display with an LED backlight. This model has a color display and supports quick charging: 15 minutes of charging should give you a day’s worth of battery life. A full charge should last for up to 2 days.

Other features include a Gorilla Glass display, a stainless steel chassis and bezel, physical buttons, IPX7 water resistance (for splashes, not swimming), vibration alerts, and a microphone for voice commands. The Pebble Time Round can be paired with an iPhone 4S or newer iPhone running iOS 8 or later, or an Android device running Android 4.3 or later.

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2 replies on “Pebble Time Round is the first Pebble smartwatch with a round display”

  1. The 48h battery life takes out half the reason why I have a Pebble. Too bad, I like the design, but I like the 6 days between charges even more.

  2. I’m pretty pleased with the fact that Pebble is giving their Pebble Time Steel backers basically a chance to try out and switch to the Round basically for free. That’s a great way to keep your supporters happy with their decision.

    I’ve had my Pebble Time Steel for about a week and have found it quite nice and refreshingly simple. The interface is a little kludgey, sure, but it’s at least something I can navigate without staring at, unlike touch screen smartwatches. Makes it really handy to snooze an alarm, dismiss a notification, change song track, or even kick off a voice-to-text reply (which works pretty well actually). Battery life is great, which in and of itself might be it’s best feature. Worth giving a shot if you have an Android device, probably not nearly as handy if you’re on an iPhone given the height of Apple’s walled garden.

    The Round looks like something I could actually see my wife wearing. Small, considerably more stylish, and less obviously a smartwatch. Shame the battery life is only 2 days.

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