Pebble Technology Corporation went down in the history books as one of the very first OEMs to push the smartwatch concept to consumers. Today there are countless other smartwatch manufacturers offering a variety of smart wearables, but the Pebble lineup still remains one of the first choices for numerous prospective customers searching for a smartwatch. Of course, availability may still be an issue for some customers depending on the region they reside in, but the good news – at least for smartwatch enthusiasts in India – is that the Pebble lineup is now finally available in the said region through Amazon.
The Pebble Classic, Pebble Time, Pebble Time Steel, and Pebble Time Round are now finally available for purchase in India exclusively through Amazon.in. Prices start at Rs. 5,999 (US$90) for the Pebble Time Classic available in black, white, red, and pink, and can go as high as Rs. 15,999 (US$240) for the Pebble Time Steel. The Pebble Time costs Rs. 9,999 (US$150), whereas the Pebble Time Round is accompanied by a price tag of Rs. 13,599 (US$204). The most affordable version – the Pebble Time Classic – is compatible with devices running Android 4.0.3 and iOS 8 or higher, it has a 5 ATM waterproof rating, and relies on a battery that lasts 5 to 7 days on a single charge. Next in line, the Pebble Time is equipped with a 1.25-inch always-on E-ink display covered in 2.5D glass and scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass, it features a battery rated at up to 7 days of usage on a single charge, and can be coupled with smartphones running Android 4.0.3 or iOS 8 and higher.
The Pebble Time Round offers only up to 2-days battery life but it does include quick charging, allowing you to recharge 24-hour worth of energy in only 15 minutes. The timepiece is splash resistant (IPX7 rating), it features a microphone for dictation, and is wrapped in marine grade stainless steel. Last but not least, the Pebble Time Steel features a CNC-finished stainless steel case, an always-on display covered by Gorilla Glass, a microphone, 3 ATM rating for water resistance, and up to 10-days battery life. The Pebble Time Steel is compatible with devices running Android 4.0.3 or iOS 8 and higher and is available in gold, gunmetal black, and silver stainless colors.