Pebble Unveils ‘Round’ Smartwatch: “Thinnest and Lightest” in the World

Pebble has announced a new smartwatch: the Pebble Time Round. It’s the company’s first smartwatch with a traditional round design that the company calls the thinnest and lightest in the world.


Pebble Time Round is 7.5mm thin and weighs 28 grams (Apple Watch Sport weights 25 grams and 30 grams for the 38mm and 42mm cases respectively). It comes with 20mm or 14mm band sizes, available in Black, Silver and a special edition Rose Gold for the 14mm band (well played).



Battery life is “days-long”, and quick charging allows for a day’s worth of battery with just 15 minutes plugged in, plus the watches are splash resistant. The company’s proprietary charger port has now moved to the back of the watch.

Pebble Time Round is priced at $249 USD ($331 CAD), with reservations available now on the company’s website, slated for an early November release.

Here’s are some real images of the Pebble Time Round (via The Verge)—tell us what you think:

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The company says those that ordered their Pebble Time Steel can get a $50 discount on the new watch, part of a trial plan to allow these backers to also try this new watch.

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  • Marty Mc Fly

    Any idea when this will be available to preorder in Canada? I don’t like ordering from the US.

  • ipostic

    For all considering pre-order: just wait until you see it in stores. I’m an ex long time supporter of Pebble (original Kickstarter and now Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel). I really hoped that new PT and PTS screen would look good like in pictures. It doesn’t. While you gain days of battery and always on display – it looks very cheap and clunky when beside Apple Watch or even some newer Android watches. I can see some people being very disappointed by the Pebble Time Round. It looks decent in pictures but that bulky bezel and the same screen… better see it in person to make up your mind before giving any money.

  • I should also add I have a Pebble Time and the ‘review’ of the watch is still far away. For the life of me, I can’t seem to get motivated to review it after using my Apple Watch. The watch itself just looks like the original Pebble, but with a colour e-ink screen.

  • ipostic

    Yep. It’s almost like they only target the “tinker with electronics” market but fail to appeal to those of us who also appreciate style and appeal of good looking gadgets.