Pebble Steel with leather band gets $20 price-drop, now on backorder for $229

Pebble Steel with leather band gets $20 price-drop, now on backorder for $229

As the market changes, the playersrespond. The recent Samsung Galaxy Gear price cuts and the megatonAndroid Wear announcements might have pushed Pebble to take $20 offthe Pebble Steel. It's a well thought-out response, because Google's impressive announcement and the classy-looking Moto 360 will ensure that smart-watches are on people's minds for a few weeks ahead. It's just the right moment for Pebble to run a promotion and market some tick-tock stock with little loss.


The leather band version of the smart-watch can beyours for $229, while the steel band version sells for the regular$249. However, the former variant is now on backorder, while thelatter is listed as unavailable. Furthermore, the price drop iswelcome, but not especially seductive.



In related news, yesterday Pebbleupdated its firmware to version 2.0.2. It's a small update made tofix an issue some users experienced while installing the update. Ifyou haven't updated yet, open the Pebble 2.0 app and hit Support ->Check for updates.



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9 Comments

1. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Pebble is feeling the pressure. Once the 360 is released, they will be long forgotten.

2. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I don't think so. The Pebble Steel also looks really nice

3. DaBigDogg

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Yeah, if they were actually able to get the product to market and not be in perpetual back order since it's announcement.

4. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

Well but when considering the pos and cons of both the 360 really leaves pebble to dust. I'd maybe consider Pebble if it was 200$ cheaper then 360, but even then I'd probably be willing to pay the extra for the better product. 80$ difference is a joke since its not a primary needs device, so why not go for the better one.

8. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

It does look nice and I wanted one when I first saw it but it wasn't worth $250 IMO. Now knowing the 360 is coming g they'd have to get it down to $150 for me to even consider it. I think they better sell them while they can unless Moto wants $500+ for the 360.

5. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

If anything, the competition will help us all as consumers.

6. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Meh.. the galaxy gear is cheaper and better plus it's SAMSUNG not 'pebble' ehatever that is ..

7. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

pebble will be what kindle is to ipad/android tablets. will be $50 soon

9. garyII

Posts: 160; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

imagine the pebble steel in the picture is using google android wear OS...haha, would be nice (no offence)

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