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Pebble Steel Begins Shipping Today

Pebble’s new Steel smartwatch is beginning to ship as of today, according to their site. Announced during CES as the follow-up to their immensely popular original Pebble – a darling of Kickstarter – the Steel is the classier, more stylish version that includes a metal band, Gorilla Glass, and a price tag of $249.

With Steel, you are looking at two color options:  Black Matte or Brushed Stainless. Each unit comes with both a metal and leather strap, so you can class it up depending on your taste. Other than the look, though, the Steel runs exactly like the original Pebble in terms of software and functionality. It’s still an extension of your smartphone, in that it can handle notifications and simple functionality through its e-paper display. 

We will soon see new apps from Foursquare and ESPN to help bring even greater features to the smartwatch, thanks to partnerships that Pebble has made and a new official appstore.

The Pebble is still the best smartwatch available in our minds. We reviewed it last February during its early days. After having watched it mature over the last year, I think it’s safe to say that Pebble gets it, unlike Samsung or any of the other three dozen Kickstarter campaigns that have launched since seeing Pebble’s success.

Did anyone order a Steel?

Via: Pebble
  • Barlog

    Just bought one yesterday with my tax refund, I’m wondering how long they take to fill the orders? Has anyone bought one on here yet?

  • Raven

    Thinking about getting one with my tax refund. Google better hurry up and show me something solid to wait for if they want my money.

  • teejaycard

    I loved my Pebble but then I tested out the Sony Smartwatch 2 and just fell in love with even more. I hope the best for Pebble but they need to add a lot more features for me to go back to them. Plus the SW2 is much more classier than Blue Steel.

  • David Narada Brown

    the leather looks good, but the price tells me not to even worry about this. too much!

  • Rich Robinson

    I did – impulse buy – canceled a few days later once thought came in. Looks like a great product but price, delay in shipping, and the fact that Google might release one caused me to cancel.

    • NexusMan

      I think I may get both….the Pebble Steel and the Google Watch, that is.

    • Brian Wolfman

      I keep thinking, I’ll wait for the Google watch, but with no rumors, it may be 6months? A year? I may pull the trigger on this. I’ve been waiting long enough.

  • Walter Partlo

    Don’t care for the logo, but they do look better than the originals.

  • mcdonsco

    I ordered launch day, but apparently too late in the day as mine won’t ship till February 🙁

  • Brian Wolfman

    Waiting for a smart watch but 250 for the same sized e-paper display? Ugh. A little bit for me.

    • Spencer Walker

      Wish it had a touch screen would if opened up more app possibilities

    • michael arazan

      They need to be able to connect to friends watches, and be a stand alone device with a music player and apps running on them without the phone being connected to them.

      • Brian Wolfman

        Thats exactly what I dont want. I have a device that does that, its my phone. I want a simple extension of my phone. dont need to make calls from my watch or crazy stuff. Dont need a camera (why anyone needs this?). The pebble, maybe a touch screen, maybe color (but would rather keep the battery life to days, not A day.

  • Trevor Vass

    Ordered mime on the 7th… It did say it would ship mid February and now says mid to late February…. At this rate its going to be like the kickstarter launch….

    • mcdonsco

      Same here…damn it!

      • Trevor Vass

        If I see it get pushed back to March I’ll be contacting them

    • Still trying to figure out whose orders are actually shipping today. I think everyone’s says mid-to-late February at this point.

      • Trevor Vass

        Just worried it’s going to get pushed back over and over again…

  • John Legere

    I’ll take black.

    • Thomas

      But then you will never go back 😉

  • Philip J. Fry

    It looks good besides that Verizon sized logo. It throws off the whole look of the watch face.

    • Yeah, that wasn’t the best move by Pebble.

    • John Legere

      I thought you meant there was a Verizon logo, ha.

    • NexusMan

      Most watches have large logos on the front.

  • PhilD41

    Woohoo.. oh wait, never-mind. They aren’t shipping one to me. They are way outside of my price point.

  • vernSL

    Ordered one, but my order says it won’t ship until mid February. But so far the reviews have been really positive, so I’m excited to get it.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    hmmmm That leather band looks nice. Kellen we need a review of all the straps on these bad boys!

    • We have one coming, so we’ll give you a look at both. 🙂

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio