Ditch the Square Face With Pebble's New Smartwatch


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By Devin Coldewey

There's no shortage of smartwatches to choose from these days, but Pebble was among the first, and with its new Time Round watch, it's catching up to the competition -- style-wise, at least. After sporting a square face for years, the original Kickstarter success story is moving to a circular one, putting it in league with fancier options like the Moto 360 and Samsung Gear S2.

Related: Samsung's Gear S2 Smartwatch Features Round Face and Better Battery Life

The watch not only has a round face, but a slimmer profile -- in fact, the company claims it's the world's thinnest and lightest smartwatch. Of course, that means the substantial battery that would keep an old Pebble going for a week or so will now last perhaps only days before needing a recharge. Whether that's worth the trade-off is up to you.

It's available for pre-order on Amazon right now for $250, and should ship on November 10.