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Pebble introduces its first round smartwatch

Take a look around at the watches on people's wrists. It doesn't take long to notice a trend: the vast majority of them are round. Watchmaker Citizen even claims that 90 percent of the watches it sells have round faces. But with few exceptions, most of the smartwatches available are square. It doesn't matter if you're paying $17,000 for a gold Apple Watch Edition or $99 for a plastic Pebble, the watchface (or to be more accurate when talking smartwatches, the screen) you're looking at is square. There's some logic behind that: it's far easier to build an interface for a square display than a round display.

But that fact isn't stopping smartwatch makers from trying to fit square pegs into round holes. Though its entire portfolio of...

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