Pebble Time Smartwatch Available Now in Best Buy Stores
The new smartwatch is also available at Pebble.com online immediately or in Target stores or at Target.com during the week of Aug. 17.Pebble's latest smartwatch, the Pebble Time, can now be purchased for $199.99 in the United States at Best Buy stores or on BestBuy.com starting immediately, as well as through Pebble.com around the world. The Time smartwatches, which were available via preorders at BestBuy.com since June, will also go on sale in the United States at Target stores and on Target.com during the week of Aug. 17, according to a July 20 post on the Pebble Blog. The latest device is Pebble's third smartwatch model, featuring a new full-color e-paper display, voice control capabilities, seven-day battery life, fitness tracking, and a timeline feature that lets users toggle through their past, present and upcoming events in their lives on the watch face, according to an earlier eWEEK report. Timeline features include information about missed calls, app alerts, personal calendars, breaking news, sports scores and weather information, with more to be added in the future. The Pebble Time, which works with compatible iOS and Android smartphones, was offered first to Kickstarter backers but is now available to the general public.
The smartwatch also incorporates a bezel made from Marine Grade stainless steel, a durable glass lens and a silicone watch band. The Time comes in black, white or red, and features a built-in microphone for voice notes and message replies without having to use a smartphone. The device's timeline interface can be operated using easy-to-recognize tactile buttons on the watch face that users can identify by feel.