Pebble Time Steel unveiled on Kickstarter and ready to take on Apple Watch
posted by Victor H. / Mar 03, 2015, 8:47 AM
Just a few days after it unveiled its brand new Pebble Time smartwatch and introduced us to its new Timeline interface for the timepiece, Pebble Technology is now taking the cover off the Pebble Time Steel: a metal watch with exquisite styling, but otherwise practically identical to the original Pebble Time.
The Pebble Time Steel arrives as an addition to the Pebble Time campaign, and you can get it after you pledge $250 (the final retail version will sell for $300, so you're getting a good deal for ordering early via Kickstarter).
The big story for the Pebble Time Steel is its carefully crafted metal body and with just a few days until Apple is expected to tell us about its new watch (it has scheduled a March 9th press event), we are seeing a gold-color version of Pebble's watch and even the PR materials have photographed the Time Steel in a similar red band. It's clear that Pebble sees itself as a competitor to the Apple Watch, and not so much to Android Wear timepieces that, quite frankly, have failed to get users attention.
The Pebble Time Steel is expected to ship in July, and the little changes to it compared to the Pebble Time are as follows: the Steel is 1mm thicker, but has twice as much battery capacity; it has a laminated display; and the buttons have a nice textured grip.
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This looks better and more compact than Apple Watch of the same shape.
posted on Mar 03, 2015, 8:58 AM 1
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Now everybody here knows I hate Apple, but the Apple watch simply looks better and this looks like a blatant copy.
posted on Mar 03, 2015, 9:08 AM 12
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The Pebble has the biggest bezels. Can I have some screen with that bezel. Please. Although I have to admit this Pebble time with its new open hardware SDK for the bands has me intrigued. BTW. Pebble mentioned that it has up to 7 days of battery life, and not 10. But usage varies the battery life.
posted on Mar 03, 2015, 11:52 AM 0
it would be great if i can text via voice like my android wear then i will consider it.
posted on Mar 03, 2015, 9:26 AM 0
Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011
interesting what an Apple Watch can start... i like this from pebble though
posted on Mar 03, 2015, 9:02 AM 0
apple watch did not start any of this, the asus is how this came to be.
posted on Mar 03, 2015, 9:28 AM 4
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Unfortunately it looks like junk. The screen is 1"x1". Graphics look like Nintendo. Not worth $250. More like $99.
posted on Mar 03, 2015, 9:20 AM 8
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i'm glad pebble is taking the minimalist approach to design as apple. i'd prefer e-ink over any lcd screen for practicality. however, for $50 dollars more, i think i'd go with the apple watch.
posted on Mar 03, 2015, 9:26 AM 1
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I already liked the recently announced Pebble Time - but this is really EXTRA nice. And I LOOOOVE those types of metal link straps with the "single solid bar" types of links. That's what I currently wear on my regular watch. And no heart rate monitor nonsense, I couldn't care less about those sensors. I also disagree with TOUCHSCREENS on smartwatches. For me they don't make any sense at all. And then TEN DAY BATTERY??? Its as if they read my mind and built my IDEAL smartwatch!!! All that's left for me to say: SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY! This Pebble CEO might just replace Elon Musk as my Silicon Valley Hero! I like EVERYTHING about this watch! Apple fans will ensure that the Apple Watch doesn't totally flop, but for me, PEBBLE JUST MADE THEM LOOK LIKE AMATEURS. In fact, I think the whole industry just got schooled, coz THIS is what the smartwatch SHOULD BE - IMHO.
posted on Mar 03, 2015, 9:53 AM 0
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Personally I feel like this looks like something a child or young teenager would wear, it doesn't have a very mature appearance and like the apple watch I feel like it's less of watch and more of a phone on your wrist, may as well call it a wrist phone, apart from its clear size difference to a phone. IMO the Huawei smartwatch was a far more impressive device when it was unveiled the other day, it looks far more like a watch and I feel that they seem to be able to do luxury right but of course this is again bases on images and I have of course not uses any of these devices myself, my comment is completely personal but I'm sure people will agree when I say that most smart watches are still behind on appearance and look too much like a toy and for the price just aren't worth it.
posted on Mar 03, 2015, 10:27 AM 0
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