Pebble Time available for pre-order in UK for £179

The Pebble Time is now available to pre-order in the UK, giving those who didn’t participate in the Kickstarter campaign an opportunity to buy one.

The company’s new smartwatch was first announced back in March, and is estimated to begin shipping in July – although that date may still be moved.

Would-be Pebblers can place their orders at Pebble’s own website, or over at Best Buy if based in the US.

You can bag a Pebble Time in three colours options – black, white, and red – and both a USB charging cable and silicone strap are included.

The Pebble Time is a successor to the original Pebble, bringing with it a raft of very welcome improvements.

It’s better looking, now touts a colour screen, and has a new smart strap feature that lets you add functionality to the wearable with ‘intelligent’ bands.

That’s all part of Pebble’s continuing effort to fend off big brand rivals like Android Wear and the Apple Watch.

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It’s still not clear when you’ll actually be able to buy a Pebble Time straight out, but you can pre-order it for £179.

That’s good value compared to its smartwatch rivals, many of which cost upwards of £200.

The cheapest Apple Watch Sport, for instance, prices up at £299, a full £120 more than the Pebble Time.

If you’re interested in Pebble’s latest wearable, check out our hands-on review right here at TrustedReviews.