Pebble Time's U.S. pre-orders start June 22nd as a Best Buy exclusive

Pebble Time's U.S. pre-orders start June 22nd as a Best Buy exclusive
Those who helped Pebble raise a Kickstarter record $20 million for the new Pebble Time watch have started receiving their new timepiece. But what about those who want the new Pebble Time but didn't pledge any money? As we told you last month, pre-orders for the new-generation of Pebble's smartwatch start on June 22nd. And on Friday, the company announced that in the states, pre-orders will be an exclusive to Best Buy.

Suppose you don't live in the U.S., but are dying to have a Pebble Time on your wrist? Well, you could move. But if that's not a viable option, you can go to Pebble.com starting on June 22nd. Pre-orders are for the plastic version of the watch. If you're interested in the Pebble Time Steel, the version of the smartwatch made with a stainless steel build, you can leave your email address and be notified when that premium model of the device is ready to be pre-ordered.

The Pebble Time watch brings a color screen, the ability to store as many apps as will fit (as opposed to eight apps maximum on the old model), seven day battery life (ten day with Pebble Time Steel) and more. Both Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel feature a 1.25-inch color e-paper display and are water resistant to 98.4 feet. They both come with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and pair with both iOS and Android phones.

Pricing has not yet been announced. We should see Pebble reveal the cost of purchasing its new timepiece no later than June 22nd when Best Buy starts taking pre-orders in the U.S.


source: Pebble (1), (2) via GSMArena

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10 Comments

1. gaming64 unregistered

I can't believe how ugly this smartwatch is in both hardware and software with the pros being battery life only.

3. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

What are you talking about? Just tell people that it's an Apple Watch and they'll gush about how beautiful it is. Tell them the gold one is the $10,000 gold version of the Apple Watch. Instantly you're the rich guy in the room. JK Actually the only other Pros that I would give Pebble is that their OS is definitely more straight forward and faster to deal with, possibly because Android Wear displays so much junk. Also there's a great Pandora remote app for the Pebble which Android Wear doesn't have, so far with Android Wear the only music app that has a pretty good remote is Play Music. So far IMO the original Pebble is more useful than Android Wear, but I use Wear because I anticipate more evolution of the platform shortly and I want to see that first hand.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You can dismiss the type of information you don't want on a permanent basis by drag it down. I have the original pebble and its useful for displaying static information such as weather forecast on top of the usual notification, not do much on interacting with it. Google Android Wear strength lay on Google now. I use Google Now on a daily basis so its a better fit for me.

4. waddup121 unregistered

ooooohhhh

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

The design is ok, not fantastic but not ugly either. I don't own it so no comment of the software. I find there are 3 groups of people in PA commenting on swatch watches. The first group own smart watch, they have a balance view as they have actual experience with smart watches, they know their strength and also their short coming. The second group don't own a smart watch either they don't like the idea of wearing watches or not willing to spend a couple of hundred but since they are geek they felt a need to justify why, so they imagine all the negative things to say about smart watch. Sadly, a lot of comment fall under these categories. What a group of narrow minded people. The third group of people are those that want a smart watch but still waiting for the perfect model, one that is affordable with great feature and also a long battery life. They also have a balance view by not commenting on topic they don't have actual experience on. I am the first group, i don't wear watches for awhile and its only when i saw Sony smartwatches 1 that i started wearing smart watches again. I already have a collection of seven smartwatches and i will keep collecting because i am a curious geek.

2. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Can't wait for the "Best smartwatch of 2015" awards just because of battery life.

5. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I already have it lol.. Kickstarter ftw!

6. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

you like it?

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Congratulation. Enjoy your pebble time!

10. eyedoc81

Posts: 56; Member since: May 20, 2011

I didn't back it, waiting to order the PT Steel. Still wearing my original Pebble, excited about an upgrade.

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