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Jan
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The Pebble Steel was announced at CES 2014, and here we are just a few weeks later and the device is on its way to buyers. Orders are being shipped as they are completed, so more recent buyers still have some time to stare blankly at their bare wrist.

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The Pebble Steel is much the same as the first-generation Pebble, but with a stylish new design that looks a lot like a real watch. It comes in matte black and brushed metal finishes with your choice of metal or leather bands. It's $249 versus just $150 for the plastic Pebble.

If you order a Pebble Steel now, the stated shipping date is sometime in late February. The price is up there, but these are handsome watches.

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Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Fitzelgard Allan Gerard

    This race for smartwatch technology is nuts. Frankly speaking I like my plain and simple watch rather than it having like 200 features I probably would never use.

    • Cherokee4life

      right, I want the watch on the left that just has a LCD display with an analog clock or a digital clock. maybe with a stop watch function built in as well.

      oh and something that lasts longer than a few days on a charge. I don't need a watch to tell me when my phone is vibrating and what it is vibrating for.

      oh and to add to my wish list, take off the branding on the front of the display and let me laser engrave something personal on it. I would pay serious money for that watch!

      • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

        So... don't get a smart watch? I mean, no one is trying to convince you to buy something you don't want.

    • Sahil Chaturvedi

      That's why I don't want a Gear or anything. Pebble has exactly what I need - notifications on my wrist.

  • Robert Alex Kibler

    It's so pretty. I'd love to have one, but not for $250.

  • Ishimaru

    Too bad they refuse to acknowledge the screen issues with the first gen models:

    http://forums.getpebble.com/discussion/10287/screen-tearing

    I've contacted support about two weeks ago, no one has responded to me at all. I can barely use my watch anymore. :(

    • Dan Garcia

      Had the same issue with my first Pebble.. Had it since it's initial launch and in Nov it started glitching out, it started out mild at first, but got to the point of it being unusable. The RMA process was a bit of a pain, but after a few weeks of waiting I got a replacement pebble in. Unfortunately my new Pebble is starting to glitch out as well.. I don't get it.

  • http://blog.tonysarju.com/ Infowerx Solutions

    I wouldn't mind having a smartwatch, especially one that I can use to control the phone's security (keep it unlocked when in range, lock when out of range). But I'm going to wait until one launches with decent features/app and supports Qi charging. I'm not about to worry about having a non-standard cable everywhere I go.

    • kas

      With my Pebble set as a trusted device in my Moto X. My Moto X stays unlocked as long as my pebble is connected to it, if it's out of range then it will require you to enter the password.

      • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

        What does it use to measure the pebble's proximity to the phone? Genuinely curious, it sounds like a cool setup.

    • trickytree1984

      Tasker. Enough said

  • Jaime

    Looks gorgeous, I may think of getting one now

  • kpjimmy

    I ordered within an hour of announcing the steel and I am still slated for delivery mid to late Feb. Boo! lol Nah I'm cool with it. I still have my KS black with my Widebody leather band for now at the office.

  • Wayne Randall

    Ditch the 'pebble' logo on the face and I might be interested. Not digging the Verizon-esque logoization.

  • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

    I feel like I'm finally starting to experience the draw of a smartwatch. Someone help me. These actually look nice, I can control my music while I'm walking without having to get my phone out every time, view notifications etc etc. I'm seriously tempted.

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