The Pebble’s Kickstarter campaign backers were the very first who got the opportunity to put their hands on the company’s newest smartwatch, the Pebble Time. Right now the wearable gadget becomes available for a wider audience having Best Buy for its exclusive distributor. Pre-sale on the smartwatch kick off today and the giant retailer is offering the device nationwide dressed in white, black and red color configurations.
Pebble Time smartwatch is now available for pre-order via Best Buy
As confirmed earlier Best Buy is the only retailer that got right to add the Pebble Time to its offer. Starting today the smartwatch is available for pre-order for all those of you who didn’t participate in the Pebble’s Kickstarter fundraising. It should be also mentioned that Best Buy is only selling the regular plastic model, the Pebble Time Steel didn’t join the retailer’s listing so far. At this point, sadly, we can’t tell when the watch will eventually become available for pre-order via Best Buy.
When it comes to shipping details, the retailer promises to start sending the pre-ordered watches sometime in July. Naturally, the estimated shipping date can be subject to change. Right now the device is accessible only via the Best Buy website , however, the retailer plans to add the gadget to its in-store offer anytime soon.
Costing as little as $199.99 the Pebble Time with its moderate specs surely stays a bit behind smartwatches released by LG, Motorola or Apple. It doesn’t speak their sophisticated design language and comes with a package of let’s say less advanced features in comparison to for instance the Apple Watch or Android Wear. On the other hand, the Pebble Time delivers it potential users a powerful battery that lasts up to whole week and a 1.25-inch color e-paper display. What’s even more interesting the gadget is also compatible with both Android and iOS platforms and connects with your smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0. What more can we expect from a device at sub-$200 price level?
The first generation of the Pebble Time turned out to be pretty popular among customers who wanted to get a smartwatch for essential tasks at significantly lower costs. Having to compete with rivals like Apple Watch is the new Pebble Time likely to reach the sales of its predecessor? How do you think?
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