The article mentions the Pebble watch, but it's like the people who wrote it never actually looked into the Pebble at all. It has 5-7 days battery life, so the 1 day battery life isn't an issue. It's also only $150, rather than $200-300. I find that it's the most useful of the current smart watches because it's just less fiddly, and only provides a bit of information on phone calls, emails, and text messages right when you need them so you don't have to drag the massive phone out of the pocket.
And for Pete 2, It uses a very nice reflective display, so it's viewable in full sun. It has a tiny vibration motor so you can know to move your sleeve when it's giving you the information that you need.
For Tony Paulazzo, you should probably look at the Pebble. It's a bit higher than what you're talking about, but it does have something similar to an e-ink display.