Pebble is a company that was born after one of the most successful campaigns on Kickstarter. The first smartwatch, Pebble, quickly gathered a community around it, and offered alerts from the phone on your wrist, a number of nice watchfaces and autonomy more than decent.
Unfortunately, although it was, then, a technological jewel, Pebble watch could not be considered a beautiful device.
The company has learned, over time, if they wanted to reach a wider audience, they have to start out gadgets that look more like a fashion accessory than ... well, gadgets.
The first move in this respect was the Pebble Steel, but it lacked one thing that gadget offered by the competition already established on the market: color display. Pebble Time Round resolves this issue.
Let's see what it can do exactly.
Pebble Time Round Pros and Cons
The first aspect that we take into consideration when we choose a watch is its design. The first round watch of those from Pebble has a stylish design, and sometimes you can swear it is a classic watch. We prefer round watches, so the model Pebble Time Round is on my taste. If we look at watches from other companies, we could say that those at Pebble made a good choice in this regard. Unfortunately, the watch is very slim. Why I say unfortunately? I have thick hands. However, the Pebble Time Round watch is so thin that I felt too small for my wrist. Usually, I wear a Moto 360 SmartWatch, which I find too boorish, but the model Pebble jumped to the other extreme. The watch is metal and has four buttons, three on the right and one on the left from which you control all actions. Leather strap and quality is fine, but this is too thin, in my view. On the hands of a woman looks great, but I cannot recommend to men.
The display is a color one, but e-ink type, that is similar to the one you see on an ebook reader. That means constantly displaying information, which is perfect when you're in a strong light (this type of display is matte meaning that you will not have problems with visibility in the sun), and at night you can light up via a touch of a button, a LED behind the display to see your notifications. Although the resolution is low, much lower than on other smartwatches, the screen layout is pleasant and there are plenty of watchfaces to highlight it. What we did not like was the thick edge around the screen.
The interface is much easier to use than we would have imagined. This was my first interaction with a gadget made by Pebble and the presence of the four buttons, frankly, scared me. However, in less than three minutes, I learned everything there was to learn. In addition, animations are very nice and it's a pleasure to browse through messages and notifications. The operating system is very well thought out and very well done and I realized that I wouldn't need an intelligent touch control watch if all platforms should be as simple as the Pebble. Software type, it should be noted that the smartwatch can connect with Android, iOS and Windows Phone and allows you to receive (and answer in some cases) all notifications from your phone on your wrist, or just those you care about. Moreover, you can also control music and there are a lot of applications and watch faces created both by companies and by users.
Autonomy is another important aspect to a smartwatch and Pebble Time Round is doing quite well in this regard. Although not even approach the enormous autonomy of Vector, is appreciated that the very thin battery of the Pebble model take about three or four days. Charging is done quickly and easily by using a magnetic cable that attaches easily to the back of the watch.
Altogether, Pebble Time Round is an observable watch, especially for the ladies. It's fast and efficient in carrying out actions in rendering notifications. Delicately nice interface and design make it perfect for a woman's wrist, but it is unlikely for a man to choose one.