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Classier Pebble Steel now shipping

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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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posted on 28 Jan 2014, 21:51

1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

i will for sure be getting one of these.
damn near bought it today.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 22:07 1

2. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 433; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)

I might buy one of these in a few months, but I want to see what the Gear 2 and the iwatch will be like.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 22:47

3. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Looks nice but I'm watch for the iWatch.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 04:29

4. rudy (Posts: 8; Member since: 18 Feb 2009)

They are ugly as hell.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 07:08

5. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

What an ugly beast. Reminds me of the old Casio watches with the calculators on them.

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