critics who slammed the devices for being too clunky or
geeky might have to do a double take. Smartwatch maker
Pebble announced the Pebble Time Round on Wednesday, its
lightest and thinnest watch.
watchís operating system is the same as the Pebble
Time and Pebble Time Steele, and it has the same
"timeline" feature that lets users scroll
through calendar events, weather information and game
scores without having to open and close a bunch of apps.
earlier Pebble watches, the Time Round also relies on
buttons instead of a touch screen to navigate the
design is noticeably different, though, featuring a
round face and a body that is 7.5 millimeters thin,
weighing less than competitors such as the Apple Watch
and Android Wear.
team has created the first smartwatch that looks like a
beautiful, classic wristwatch," Pebble Chief
Executive Eric Migicovsky said in a video announcing the
watch. "Itís focused; itís not a miniature
smartphone on your wrist. Itís designed from the
ground up to be a truly smartwatch."
watch will be available in a variety of finishes and
band options and is expected to ship in November.
Best Buy, Target and Amazon are accepting pre-orders.