PEB­BLE LAUNCHES IN IN­DIA

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - FIRST TAKE -

A pioneer in smart­watches, Peb­ble Tech­nol­ogy, an­nounced its ofi­cial en­try into In­dia through Ama­zon.in. Al­though late, Peb­ble has in­tro­duced its com­pete range, which in­cludes Peb­ble Clas­sic, Peb­ble Time, Peb­ble Time Steel and Peb­ble Time Round. Avail­able in Red, White, Black and lim­ited ver­sions in Pink, the Peb­ble Clas­sic comes with a 1.26-inch ePaper dis­play – an ul­tra-low­pow­ered Sharp LCD with 144x168-pixel res­o­lu­tion. The bat­tery backup is of seven days and has a mo­tion-sens­ing ac­celerom­e­ter and Am­bi­ent Light Sen­sor. It is water­proof and of­fers ba­sic mu­sic con­trol from a paired iPhone or An­droid mo­bile. It can also fetch no­ti­fi­ca­tions for calls, texts, emails and mes­sages. Clas­sic is priced at `5,999. The Peb­ble Time, along with sim­i­lar fea­tures of the Clas­sic, sup­ports voice mes­sage replies, and has a thin­ner, er­gonomic de­sign. The Peb­ble Health fea­ture tracks steps, sleep and can get per­son­alised in­sights. It is avail­able for `9,999. The Peb­ble Time Round priced at `13,599 has a 7.5 mm cir­cu­lar dial and weighs 28 gm. It is the thinnest and light­est smart­watch in the world and comes in 14 mm and 20 mm band sizes with a quick­re­lease mech­a­nism that lets users swap bands in sec­onds. There are apps and watch faces that can be added to the Round. The most ex­pen­sive, the 10.5mm Peb­ble Time Steel, comes with 10 days bat­tery backup and a per­son­alised mode. It has er­gonomic pro­file and a stain­less steel band. It sup­ports ev­ery­thing – from no­ti­fi­ca­tions, cal­en­dar events and in­com­ing calls, to fit­ness and mu­sic play­back. It is water re­sis­tant for up to

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