Smartwatches are subjected to many metaphors: “Smartphones on your wrist.” Mmm, not quite. Maybe in a few more years. “A wearable computer.” Depends on your definition of “computer.” Better keep looking. “An extension of your smartphone.” Now, that’s an idea–one that Pebble has perfected with the Pebble Time Round.
“It looks like a watch!” my wife proclaimed, when I showed her the Pebble Time Round. She wasn’t stating the obvious. She meant that out of all the smartwatches she’d ever seen, it’s the first one that looks like something she would wear.
The original Pebble Steel was a great smartwatch in a surprisingly fashionable costume. Its successor, the Time Steel, keeps the sex appeal but crams more brains inside.
The Pebble Time has a firmware update that makes it a whole lot better: a brighter backlight, buzzing notifications that don’t shake your wrist off, and the long-overdue option to dismiss all notifications.
Before the Apple Watch, there was the Pebble—the smartwatch that raised an incredible $10.3 million on Kickstarter. The smartwatch that managed to outsmart Google’s Android Wear. The Best Smartwatch according to critics everywhere. For the past six days, I’ve been wearing its successor: the Pebble Time. It’s the most…
On Friday night at 10 p.m. ET, the Pebble Time ended its month-long crowdfunding campaign with over $20 million in pledges, making it the most funded Kickstarter in Kickstarter history by roughly 7 million dollars.
Did you think the new Pebble Time's color screen and new UI paradigm made for an exciting smartwatch? Well, you ain't seen nothing yet. The company's been hiding two major announcements that could make Pebble Time the smartwatch to beat this year.