Pebble smartwatches have been around for a while now but not as popular as those from big names like Apple or Samsung. Unlike the Samsung Gear watch series or Apple’s Apple watch series, the Pebble smartwatch lacks most of the niche features that those watches pride themselves in and has a less “geeky” appearance compared to them, but it does accomplish functions like reading text messages, emails and displaying notifications about incoming calls and other alerts.
Using an always on e-paper display, the Pebble boasts greater battery life than the other more powerful smartwatches and it has waterproofing as well.
The e-paper displays on the watches don’t support images, making them low-cost and they consume less power – giving them a 7 hours lifespan on a single charge.
Pebble Technology corporation is using price cuts on different variants of its pebble smartwatches to generate greater sales and possibly gain a stronger foothold in an already competitive market. Some of the variants getting price cuts are the Pebble Time Smartwatch and the Pebble Time Round which will both now sell for $150 and $200 respectively.
This signifies a $50 price cut, making them more competitive with budget Android wears and much cheaper than some entry-level variants especially those from Apple.
Those who made purchases of the Pebble Time or the Pebble Round since January 21st will be eligible for refunds.
While one of the Pebble variants (Pebble Steel) will not be getting a price cut, the company is pushing its Pebble Round into the EU markets for the first time and the watches can be purchased in rental stores.