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You don't have to drop a fortune to see why smartwatches have become so popular.

Smartwatch technology has become increasingly advanced, meaning it’s making more and more sense to own one. As far as smartwatches on the market go, the Pebble Time is way ahead of the competition—and more affordable, too.

Let’s start with the battery, which boasts an impressive, week-long battery life. This energy efficiency is rooted in the Pebble Time's epaper display. The digital face is always on, but only utilizes power when something changes on-screen. The main body of the watch is made from Marine-grade stainless steel. The 9.5mm curved chassis is water-resistant to 30 meters, while the screen is protected by toughened glass.


The watch works with Android and iOS devices, picking up calls, messages, emails, events, and other phone notifications. The watch gets your attention with discreet vibrating alerts, while the in-built microphone lets you respond or take voice notes. The fitness app provides weekly reports on your activity and sleep patterns.

Rather than poking at a tiny touchscreen, you control the Pebble with tactile buttons. You can cycle through the apps, and install new ones from the Pebble appstore. There are many custom faces to choose from, as well, ranging from simple analog layouts to digital dashboards that include weather updates and other information.

This clever timepiece is currently $119.99 via the Daily Dot store. The price includes a comfortable silicone strap, a magnetic USB charging cable, and free shipping to the Continental U.S. Order now to save 20 percent off the regular price.

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