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Pebble Steel announced: a sylish smartwatch for $249

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Pebble Steel announced: a sylish smartwatch for $249
After creating what could be considered the world's first successful smartwatch, Pebble has used this year's CES as stage to announce the next step in the evolution of its product. And a logical step it is, might we add. Meet the Pebble Steel - a smartwatch that actually looks good!

The Pebble Steel is bringing you all the features that we've come to enjoy from the original Pebble, but replaces the bland design with a fashionable stainless steel body. Even better, the smartwatch is going to come bundled with an extra strap, made of leather - so if you prefer leather watch straps - the Pebble Steel has you covered.

On the software side of things, the Pebble Steel is going to arrive with the new, centralized Pebble appstore - a one-stop-shop for Pebble apps, games, watchfaces and what not. The store should be online by the end of this month, and by the looks of it, the original Pebble smartwatch will also be supported. Meanwhile, the company has announced that a bunch of popular services will soon launch their apps for Pebble, including Pandora, ESPN, and Mercedes-Benz.

The alluring Pebble Steel smartwatch will be available in two colors: Brushed Stainless Steel and Black Matte (both coming with an additional, leather strap). As excited as we are for this new wearable gadget, we also have to admit that the pricing is a bit steep, as the Steel is going to cost $249. That said, you can pre-order one from the company's website (the source link below) right now, with shipments starting on January 28.

Brushed Stainless Steel
Black Matte

Brushed Stainless Steel

Black Matte

source: Pebble

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posted on 06 Jan 2014, 20:54

1. HASHTAG (unregistered)

That logo...

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 21:03 5

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

i was wanting to wait for Google to release a Smartwatch and i've been trying hard to resist the support and battery life alure of the Pebble but this is just too sexy to resist! i'm pre-ordering a black one Friday.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 21:43 1

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

I think I might join you. I get paid this Friday so it's even more tempting! Aaahhh.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 22:40 1

6. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

I'm wanting one

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 21:05 2

3. ara.armagedon (unregistered)

It's like my fathers watch, too classic for my taste.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 21:44

5. TheMan (Posts: 493; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

While an improvement, it is still not there, aesthetically speaking, but then I have high end tastes.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 23:23

7. Honestcritic (Posts: 15; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)

No wonder the regular pebble is on sale.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 23:45

8. osanilevich (Posts: 286; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)

Haven't been much of a fan of smartwatches. If the pebble has the right group of apps and watch faces, I just might have to rethink my view on them. Rubber straps would be cool too

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 00:38

9. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

I want it. Still waiting to see what Google/Moto have in store for us, and definitely waiting to see what Apple has in store. Surprised more established watchmakers aren't showing more enthusiasm in entering this arena. I've only heard of Casio doing a sort of smartwatch.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 02:58

10. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Uhh... so ugly.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 04:25 1

11. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

I got the original pebble the other month and its absolutely fantastic, changed my life aha!!

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 15:35 1

13. Dadler22 (Posts: 161; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

More intriguing than galaxy gear

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