Pebble Time smartwatch is the new Pebble project. Although not prepare your credit card for now.
This is a new project Pebble family gets on Kickstarter to raise funds ahead of its release, and have already far exceeded in the first minutes. As great feature, Pebble Time includes an ‘e-paper’ color display with a range over which provide other models.
Based on an LCD panel, the new Pebble Time includes the same ‘e-paper’ original Pebble, but color technology. This enhancement allows you to maintain a high battery life, according to the manufacturer up to 7 days per charge and far superior to the current Android Wear (Moto 360, G Watch R, etc.) to be charged daily.
On the negative side, the range of colors offered is very limited compared to LCD / OLED screens classic, allowing only display 64 million colors compared to other alternatives. Pebble assured, though, that the vision in bright environments is assured.
Next to the screen, Pebble Time also has a microphone for voice commands. Again it has limited functionality, allowing respond to incoming notifications using preset commands or write short texts (notes, emails, SMS messages, Hangout, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger). It is not even remotely a Siri / Cortana to Pebble, but a much more limited and more minor product.
Thinner and rounded
Pebble Time is 20% thinner than the original model, reaching 9.5 mm with a very slight curve in the body (not on screen) to fit our wrist. Uses standard 22 mm straps, so the possibilities to customize expand. As a curious note, Pebble will make available to users the necessary files for anyone to create belts, holsters and docks adapted to Time. Does 3D Printers? It’s your turn.
Pebble Time Colors
The body varies considerably from previous models. It is available in white, black and red maintaining the side buttons that say, let organize the present, past and future.
Time Pebble improves software for, say, more intuitive, including for example an ‘app menu’ with which to control and manage other features. Precisely software is one of its strengths, with a huge mass of developers programming ‘apps’ for its application store where all your apps will be compatible with the new Time.
Pebble Time, price and availability
The official price of Pebble Time will be $199 once crowdsourcing on Kickstarter and the company completes the band through their website. Meanwhile they are promoting to $159 (only 5,000 units) and $179 (additional 20,000 units). Similarly there are other deals on Kickstarter with limited units.
Pebble Good Morning Time
What is the release date? According to Kickstarter in May 2015 will begin to send the first units to buyers, although it is possible that before the flood of orders may be delayed a few weeks.