Pebble Time Round Smart Watch Review


Pebble Time Round 14mm Smartwatch for Apple or Android Devices Review
Pebble Time Round Smart Watch
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • Excellent
$166.17
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  • Design
    Editor: 71%
  • Durability
    Editor: 65%
  • Value for Money
    Editor: 69%

Review Summary:

The Pebble Time Round follows the footsteps of the first successful smartwatch that we have seen, the Pebble Watch. Pebble is one of the companies that’s been considered as the frontrunners in the smartwatch industry but that was before Apple joined in the league.

Price when Reviewed: $166.17
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The Pebble company is hoping to turn things around with their latest smartwatch, the Pebble Time Round.

The Pebble Time Round is indeed an improvement from the Pebble Watch. But there’s not much difference from it when you compare it to the Pebble Time. In fact, it’s just a Pebble Time with circular display just for the purpose of making it fashionable. The display is still surrounded with a metal bezel to help up its looks and for added protection. The watch will also sit on your wrist comfortably because of the subtle curve on its body. All in all, the company did make it as one of the best-looking smartwatch in the market right now.

The company also brought in a new operating system to run the new smartwatch. But the lack of touch functionality will take some time to getting used to. You have to use the 4 buttons (3 on the right side and 1 on the left side) to access the menus, customization options, watch faces, set timers and alarms and other apps. There is also the new animated transitions when you switch between apps which is a welcome feature. But the most useful feature that you can find here is the timeline. This lets you see your schedule; it’s sort of a daily planner for all your activities. You can also receive notifications on the Pebble Time Round. It will buzz and show you a notification every time you receive one. It can get notifications from your iPhone or from your Android phone since it is compatible with both mobile platforms. The watch can also be used as a fitness tracker, just don’t rely on it too much though. There are some apps that you can use to track your fitness activities but they are so limited and they don’t run all the time. Lastly, the Pebble Time Round also comes with lots of free apps with most of them offering tons of different ways to customize the interface of the smartwatch.

Product Features:

  • Circular always-on Gorilla Glass 64-color display
  • Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, compass, gyrometer, magnetometer, pedometer
  • Built-in microphone.
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Stainless steel body.
  • Quick-charge battery
  • IPX7 rating
  • Sleep monitor
  • Music control

Pros:

  • Very elegant thin design.
  • Has voice-dictation feature which can be used in certain apps.
  • Timeline feature is really useful.
  • Tactile buttons.
  • Discreet vibrating notifications.

Cons:

  • No touchscreen functionality.
  • Unimpressive battery life.
  • Too expensive considering it doesn’t offer much.

Summary:

To sum it all up, the Pebble Time Round makes up for a good smartwatch considering its price. If you want a smartwatch that focuses on fashion but can still connect to your iPhone or Android smartphone, then the Pebble Time Roundcould be a good choice. But if you want a smartwatch with good looks and with more functionality then you’re better off finding another one.

Price when Reviewed: $166.17
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The Pebble Time Round follows the footsteps of the first successful smartwatch that we have seen, the Pebble Watch. Pebble is one of the companies that’s been considered as the frontrunners in the smartwatch industry but that was before Apple joined in the league.

$166.17
Editor rating
Rated 4 stars
User rating
Rated 0 stars