Amazon’s got some new deals for the week, one of these being a $50 discount on the Pebble Time. If you can remember, the Pebble Time is the smartwatch before the Pebble Time Round (as the name implies, the Round is the “circular” version of the Pebble Time) arrived.
The Pebble Time made headlines because of its color LCD screen as opposed to the E-Ink, Kindle Keyboard-like display of the original Pebble and Pebble Steel smartwatches. The Pebble Time retains the 5-7-day battery life promises of its predecessors, as well as some measure of water resistance (30m).
Pebble Time discounted at Amazon
Now at online retailer Amazon, you can pick up the Pebble Time (not the Round, keep in mind) for $50 off: instead of paying $199.99, you’ll now pay $149.99. The Pebble Time smartwatch is also cross-platform, with the device working on both Android and iOS, and comes with access to Pebble’s own app store to find the functionality you need to keep your smartwatch on the edge as the days and months pass. There is one caveat to all this, though: you’ll have to settle for either a black or white one, since only these two colors (not the red) feature the $50 discount.
The Pebble Time continues the Square vs. Round shape discussion
The Pebble Time still maintains a square shape, and the Pebble Time Round smartwatch is sure to catch the eyes of those who want a smartwatch that looks “ordinary” and not necessarily stand out as a geek gadget. At the same time, however, whether “square” or “round,” each shape has its strengths and weaknesses. Square smartwatches allow you to read more content on the display, while round smartwatches tend to slice off content that would appear, otherwise. This is the case with Samsung’s current Gear S2 smartwatch, a new circular watch that makes the first for the Korean manufacturer. The circular shape looks nice and has a certain formal appeal about it, but there is content within apps that is cut off and doesn’t appear on the display as it should. A square smartwatch would not create those problems and have enough room for it.
The choice is up to you, but Amazon’s offer is a good one for those who’ve been waiting for their chance to get the Pebble Time. If you’re interested, go here for more information.