If you like the functionality of the Pebble smartwatch but are less keen on the plastic finish, it looks like you won’t have long to wait for a metal version. We’ve seen a couple of leaks of the Pebble Steel, seemingly the exact same innards as the existing Pebble watch but with a stainless steel casing and Gorilla Glass.
There are said to be two versions, one in brushed stainless steel (shown alongside the original plastic version above) and a matte black one (shown below the fold) …
The Pebble Steel is expected to come with a choice of metal and leather straps, and to retain the waterproofing of the plastic model.
We’re guessing it will be officially unveiled sometime this week at CES. It is said to be priced at $240 – a hundred bucks more than the original – and to be available from the end of the month.
Update: Pebble has officially announced the Pebble Steel for $249 shipping January 28. The metal version of the smart watch will be available only at getpebble.com initially. Press release below:
- Unveiled on Pebble’s website and blog at 11:00 a.m. Pacific, Pebble Steel is the premium smartwatch for iOS and Android.
- Pebble Steel comes in Black Matte or Brushed Stainless, included with both a leather and metal strap for $249.
- Pebble Steel is open for orders now, and shipments begin January 28.
Las Vegas, NV (January 6, 2014) – Pebble Steel, the premium watch for iOS and Android, is the newest addition to Pebble’s smartwatch family. Proudly announced today just in time for CES, Pebble Steel wraps everything users know and love about Pebble—clear ePaper display, week-long battery life, and waterproof design—into a slimmer, classic form factor. Available now in Black Matte or Brushed Stainless exclusively on getpebble.com for $249, worldwide shipments of Pebble Steel will begin January 28.
“With Pebble, we created an iconic, colorful, and sporty smartwatch,” says Product Evangelist Myriam Joire, “but we wanted to build something even more refined. Pebble Steel cranks the style dial to 11.”