Pebble Time, the new
kids toy smartwatch from Kickstarter darling Pebble, is now available for pre-order from Best Buy. With Kickstarter orders almost all fulfilled, it’s time for everyone else to get in on the fun that is this new colorful e-paper experience. At $199, the Pebble Time in red, white, or black can be yours.
According to Best Buy, shipping should happen on or around July 20, in case you were wondering when your pre-order might arrive on your doorstep.
As you can tell, we have a Pebble Time in house. Our man Ron will soon be taking on review duties since he is well-versed in the world of Pebble, so stick around for that. What I can tell you from my short time with this watch is that the overall feel is very much like the original. It’s unapologetically plastic and probably isn’t going to convince anyone that it is a $200 smartwatch, especially when you compare it to something like the $200 ZenWatch that is more powerful, has a stainless steel body with hand-stitched leather strap, and a touch screen.
But Pebble is relying on its new UI to blow minds, along with 5-7 day battery life from its color e-paper display. Can it compete with the touchscreen options powered by Google or created by Apple? Only time will tell (lulz).