Smart watch brand Pebble has produced its first round watch, which also happens to the slimmest, lightest smart watch in the world.
The Pebble Time Round is Pebble’s fifth model and represents the first time the brand, which originally launched as a Kickstarter, has used a round form factor. The watch is a mere 7.5mm thin and weighs just 28g.
The US $249 (£164) smart watch uses a low-power colour e-ink display and is available in three finishes (Black, Silver, or Rose Gold) with two strap sizes (14mm and 20mm), each presented in an array of quick-change, fashion-matching options (leather and stainless steel).
US launch retailers include Best Buy, Target, Amazon and Pebble.com. The UK will launch next, later this year followed by EU retailers in early 2016.
Such slight dimensions would usually spell disaster for a smart watch’s battery-life but Pebble appear to have answered this issue with a quick-charge battery that will last for two days. Just 15 minutes charge time will be enough to last a full day.
Eric Migicovsky, chief executive officer and co-founder of Pebble, said: “Pebble Time Round looks different from anything we’ve ever made before and is the perfect addition to our growing product lineup. It’s the first smartwatch that looks like a classic wristwatch and furthers our mission to create useful technology that blends into your everyday life, not the other way around. We recognize that wearable technology can’t be one-size-fits-all and are fiercely committed to offering unique choices that suit individual style and expression.”