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.  (more…)

Pebble Announces New Premium Smartwatch Dubbed “Pebble Steel,” Available Today for $249

You wanted new Pebble hardware, you got it. Announced this morning at CES, Pebble has announced Pebble Steel, their new premium smartwatch. It’s the same exact Pebble that you “know and love” yet in a smaller, thinner and more premium package. Available today for $249 in the Pebble store, the newest version of e-paper display smartwatch that took the world by storm last year through Kickstarter can be yours. (more…)

Watch Live: Pebble’s New Announcements From CES 2014

At 11AM Pacific (2PM Eastern), Pebble is fixin’ to announce new goodies for smartwatch gurus to feast upon. Some of the details appear to have leaked out here and there, however, it all becomes official in just a few minutes.

We are hoping to see new hardware, learn more about the Pebble appstore, and hear the vision of the smartwatch pioneer for the future of wearables. Whether you are a fan of Pebble or not, they are still arguably the only smartwatch maker to date to get it mostly right. When they talk smartwatches, we tend to listen.  (more…)

Pebble Has “Something Special” to Announce at CES Next Week

According to Pebble’s official blog, the smartwatch maker has “something special” to announce at next week’s Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. On January 6 at 11am PST, the company will take the stage to possibly unveil next-gen hardware, given that the original design is nearing its first birthday. Although, if it’s not hardware, it could be along the lines of the opening of their new app store. Pebble fans will just have to wait and see.  (more…)

Deal: Pebble Smartwatch at Amazon for $119, as Low as $89.99 at Best Buy With .edu Email

Not to say that Black Friday and Cyber Monday were busts, but the deals as we inch closer to X-mas seem to be getting better by the day. For example, the Pebble smartwatch dropped $20 on Black Friday with its arrival at Amazon, but can be had today for $30 off at a couple of retailers (both Best Buy and Amazon). Better yet, if you can currently claim student status with a .edu email address, you could save an extra $30 from the already discounted sale price at Best Buy, getting you into what most would consider to be the best smartwatch available, for $89.99.  (more…)

Pebble Update Introduces “Do Not Disturb” Mode, Better Notifications Controls

On Friday, the Pebble team pushed out an update to their popular smartwatch, bringing the software up to build v1.14. After the update, users will find a new “Do Not Disturb” setting, which is a feature that has been one of the most requested to date. With DND set, you can block notifications for a set period of time.

The update also includes an Alarms update to create multiple alarms, toggle them on or off, , edit existing, and even snooze them. You’ll find more control over notifications through a new dedicated menu, and all sorts of bug fixes. iOS users will see better performance as well.

Everything in the update can be found below.  (more…)