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Get the Pebble Time smartwatch for $150 from Best Buy, Amazon

Fresh off its debut earlier this year, you can now pick up the utility vehicle of Pebble smartwatches for just $150.

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The Pebble Time, which packs a colorful e-ink screen, is getting a discount in time for early holiday shopping.

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Black Friday is coming up quick and will surely bring plenty of discounts on smartwatches, but eager shoppers will be happy to hear that the Pebble Time smartwatch just got an impressive price drop down to $150 on Amazon and Best Buy.

It's unclear if this is an official price cut, or yet another early holiday shopping deal (Pebble could not be immediately reached for comment). But the discount is likely clearing older inventory as Pebble makes room in the line for its latest smartwatch, the Pebble Time Round. That model, which will debut later this month for $250, is a stylish upgrade with new silver, black or rose gold glass displays that come bundled with a range of strap designs. The other 2015 Pebble model, the Pebble Time Steel, remains priced at $250 as well.

Still, there are plenty of reasons to choose the Pebble Time over the Round, which sacrifices some of the watch's root features for the stylishly small display. For example, the Round lacks water resistance whereas the Pebble Time is protected for up to 30 meters, so you don't have to take it off in a pool or the shower. And the Pebble Time's battery life also outpaces the Round with an additional day of charge over the Round's two-day lifespan.

The good news, though, is that no matter which one you choose, all Pebble watches are open to continuous firmware updates that will include more fitness and activity tracking over the next couple of months, according to CEO Eric Migicovsky.

Check out all of CNET's pre-Black Friday deals coverage.