Pebble Steel announced: a sylish smartwatch for $249

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

Brushed Stainless Steel

Black Matte

Black Matte




source: Pebble

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12 Comments

1. HASHTAG unregistered

That logo...

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm wanting one

3. ara.armagedon unregistered

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

5. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

7. Honestcritic

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

No wonder the regular pebble is on sale.

8. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 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

9. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 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.

10. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Uhh... so ugly.

11. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

13. Dadler22

Posts: 205; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

More intriguing than galaxy gear

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