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Pebble Time and Time Round receives a price cut


One of the hardest habits to pick up when switching to a smartwatch is remembering to charge it nearly every day — something you don’t have to do with your run-of-the-mill watch. With Pebble, though, this process is slightly less jarring as the quirky company’s selection of wearables boasts battery lives of up to 10 days.

To make the switch even easier, two of their newest wearable devices just got a pretty significant price cut.

Pebble announced on their blog that the Pebble Time and Pebble Time Round will both be receiving USD50 price cuts, bringing their price down to USD149.99 (around RM620) and USD199.99 (around RM828) respectively.

If you have placed an order at on or after 21st January 2016 for a watch affected by the new pricing, Pebble will adjust the charge to match the new price. Simply drop them an email at [email protected] with the subject line “Price Adjustment” before 1st April 2016 and include the original order number or the email you ordered with, in your request.

That’s a pretty good bargain especially if you take into consideration how fully featured these smartwatches are. But, one of their stand-out features has to be their battery lives. The super thin Pebble Time Round can last a good 2 days on a single charge while the much beefier Pebble Time can achieve about 7 days (realistically 5).

This is thanks to the e-Paper display that the Pebble watches use, which is a much more power efficient display technology. Perhaps a dealbreaker for many when it comes to the Pebble line is the lack of a touch-capable display — resorting to buttons to navigate the watch’s UI.

Nevertheless, it isn’t enough to pull focus from the other awesome features you get with a Pebble device, like the standard 22mm or 14mm bands that you can interchange with any other standard band of the same size.

What’s more, if you’ve never picked up a Pebble device before, you can get 10% off your first device. They also offer free shipping worldwide with every purchase from their online store. Still don’t think the Pebble is the right smartwatch for you? Maybe our Smartwatch Buyer’s guide can offer more compelling options.