Pebble slashes Time and Time Round price by $50

Patrick O'Rourke

March 1, 2016 8:07pm

If you’ve been waiting for a price drop before picking up the Pebble Time and Pebble Time Round, now is your chance.

Pebble today announced that it’s dropping the price of its Time smartwatches – both the Time and the Time Round – by $50 USD. This means that the smartwatch is available for $149 USD ($199 CAD) for the Pebble Time and $199 USD ($266 CAD) for the Pebble Time Round respectively.

Pebble is also offering a price adjustment guarentee for anyone who bought either the Time or Time Round after January 21st.

Along with the price drop, Pebble also revealed that over 90 percent of owners have downloaded its recently released Pebble Health update. Pebble says that moving forward it plans to add more features to Pebble Health, including a new section of Pebble’s main app that displays activity history.

Related reading: Pebble Time Round review: The notification master

  • Rumble and Sway

    Isn’t this the second price drop for the Time in about a week? lol. Yeah. Those things are going over well it seems but in fairness the price was too high to begin with.

  • awhite2600

    I picked up a Pebble Time this weekend at Best Buy when they were on sale for $149. Even better than the “new” price. I’m quite happy with the Pebble. Lots of fun watch faces and notifications on my wrist.

    • Mo Dabbas

      The Pebble Time is still on sale at Best buy. I think this sale is on the Pebble website.
      I’m considering the jump to the pebble time, I bought the original pebble when it was on sale during christmas for 80 (plus tax it is about 100). I’m wondering if this is a huge difference. Any thoughts?

    • awhite2600

      The biggest difference that I am aware of is the simple addition of colour. When the Time was first released it had the new OS with the timeline. This has since been ported to the original monochrome Pebbles. The form factor and appearance of the Time is also a bit nicer than the original.

    • Alex

      colours… to me, thats a HUGE plus. also, the original pebble looks a little, more mature. Seeing your ‘display photo’, and it says ur a business owner, sometimes a not so plasticy watch might look better for you.

      Lastly, the vibration. I’m not sure of the new OS fixes that… but the original pebble has a LOUD and annoying sound when it vibrates. The new one doesn’t have that. The highest setting does get loud, but you can choose low, and medium. I use medium personally.

      $150 isn’t so bad personally, as i picked it up yesterday. But i’ve used the original pebble/steel, apple watch, moto 360, and still love pebble the most. xD. I didn’t keep the pebble original as my girl friend couldn’t stand seeing the cheap plastic watch, lol

    • hardy83

      I’m tempted to get it. lol But I’m super cheap and I might wait until the price drop to $200 and hope for another $100 sale. 😛

      That or for the Time Steel to drop to $200. I would prefer that one.

    • Alex

      haha, ya, $200 steel would be nice… but oh well, the plastic time it is. But ugh, need a new strap. The rubber one feels nice, but a damn dust magnet!

    • awhite2600

      Agreed. After a few days with the Time I’m looking for a new strap. I like the rubber one, but can’t stand the dust. Canadian winters with dry skin don’t help.

    • Alex

      i didn’t even think about the dry skin stuff, explains a lot. Ordered a nylon strap off amazon. I actually have the clockwork synergy from BestBuy, but despite it was a recommended purchase add-on when buying the pebble, (i like nylon straps in general) figured get it with the watch. But the damn thing doesn’t come with the spring bars needed to use the strap, nor does bestbuy sell it. figures… lol.

  • Tom Adams

    now they just need to cut the bezel by 75%

    • awhite2600

      I was looking at a teardown of the Pebble Time. It seems that the screen is much bigger inside. They just hide the edges under the bezel to match the resolution of the original version. Silly decision if you ask me. Maybe they got a deal from the screen manufacturer to accept screens with dead pixels on the outer edges.

    • Rumble and Sway

      Or maybe they just don’t know how to design a watch? Seems to be the most logical answer.

    • HelloCDN

      Man, you really hate them. I mean, Pebble is far from perfect, just as any other smartwatch, but you sh*t on them in every story. What happened – did a Pebble watch abuse your favorite left hand?

    • Rumble and Sway

      Nonsense. I actually own a Time. Just rarely wear it. Wanna buy mine? I’ll sell for $75. 🙂

    • Alex

      wow, that interesting. Perhaps battery life? or… waterproofing? Thin bezel, pebble, same, if not better battery life, would be great. The pebble round was good too.. thin bezel would make that perfect, xD

    • awhite2600

      Looking at the teardown, the outer part of the bezel is where the waterproofing is. The inner bezel on the Time just obscures part of the actual screen inside. I suspect that Pebble wanted to match resolution with the original Pebble for compatibility. It would have been better to just run colour app/faces full screen and reduce the size if you choose to run something older.

  • thomas nguyen

    too big a bezel… still a decent price though

    • Rumble and Sway

      The bezel is ugly. That’s the real problem here. Pebble makes ugly products and that’s just the bottom line. It’s plastic junk that is better suited to kiddies than adults.

    • awhite2600

      I don’t think that the Time is THAT ugly. The black version, with a classy watchface is not much different from the Apple Watch that everyone gushes about. Granted, I’m not a watch guy. I don’t see the big deal in a multi-thousand dollar Rolex, Tag, etc. I want functionality in a watch. Looks are secondary.

    • Rumble and Sway

      The Pebble doesn’t hold a candle to the Apple Watch. What a ridiculous post of yours. The only thing Pebble has is better battery life.