Classier Pebble Steel now shipping

Classier Pebble Steel now shipping
The steel version of the popular Pebble smartwatch, introduced at CES earlier this month, is now shipping. The original version of the watch, which set a Kickstarter record by raising $10 million in crowd-sourced funding, was made of plastic. The new model is made of stainless steel with buyers having the choice of a metal or leather strap. The display is now made with Gorilla Glass after owners of the OG model complained about scratches on the screen.

The software and the apps from the original model are still supported on the new one. There are a number of cool looking watch face designs that you can choose from. With a battery that lasts 5 to 7 days before requiring a recharge, the timepiece is waterproof to 5 atmospheres (170 feet) and is available in Matte Black and Brushed Steel for $249.

The Pebble website says that supplies are limited, so if you're interested in your very own Pebble Steel, we wouldn't let too much, uh, time expire. Pebble Steel runs all of the same apps as the original Pebble, pairs with your Android and iOS phone like the original. One thing to consider. At 56g, the new metal version of the watch is about 50% heavier than the original plastic Pebble. Still, it is a more fashionable design that you might even be able to sneak into the boardroom.

source: Pebble via AndroidAuthority

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