Pebble introduces the magical world of color to their new smartwatches
Pebble blew the world away yesterday with their announcement of a colored Pebble smartwatch call Pebble Time.
Remember when Nintendo introduced color to the Gameboy? That type of nostalgia was re-introduced today, but instead of gamers going gaga, it’s now tech and smartwatch enthusiasts blowing a load in their pants.
Earlier today, makers of the very successful smartwatch, Pebble, announced Pebble Time: a new watch that’s slimmer, thinner, and introduces color into the mix (plus some more goodies). Also, did we mention it was being crowdfunded on KickStarter again?
One thing that sets Pebble apart from all the different smartwatches out there like Android Wear or the yet-to-be-released Apple Watch (other than the lack of a touchscreen), is that it uses e-paper technology similar to how a Kindle works. This time, they utilized color. One of the benefits of e-paper is that it doesn’t consume a whole lot of battery power. With Pebble Time, the company claims the battery can last up to seven days, which is similar to its monochrome model. Another added bonus that makes this watch even better is the introduction of a microphone – something I find necessary for a watch that doesn’t have a smart screen.
The design of the watch (as well as the hardware) got an upgrade, too. The company is now using Gorilla Glass along with a steel bezel. The company also allows you to customize the watch to your personality.
If you want to get your hands one of these bad boys, you’ll have to head on over to KickStarter, which is what was previously used to fund their first Pebble watch. The watch is selling for $179, as well as other options if you’re looking for more than one. Their original funding goal is for $500,000, but they’ve surpassed that amount by almost 4 times over at the time of writing this. My best bet is that if you’re trying to get your hands on one of these sooner rather than later, I would suggest heading over to their page now.