Pebble Time Steel Announced

Posted: Mar 3 2015, 7:34am CST | by , Updated: Mar 3 2015, 6:12pm CST


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Pebble Time Steel announced

Pebble follows up the new Pebble Time with a steel edition.

Pebble just released a new version of the new Pebble Time smartwatch with steel casing. The Pebble Time Steel has all the features of Pebble Time in a CNC-finished 316L stainless steel casing. The Pebble Time Steel comes with premium leather and stainless steel strap. Don't worry. If you have already ordered a Pebble Time, you can upgrade to Time Steel and you will keep your original spot in line.

The Pebble Time Steel comes in three colors and sells for $250. The standard Pebble Time has a price of $179.

Pebble Time Steel

The Pebble Time already raised over $12 million on Kickstarter from over 54,000 backers in less than two weeks.

The new Pebble Time is a color e-paper smartwatch that offers up to 7 days of battery and a new timeline interface that highlights what's important in the wearer's day.

The new color e-paper display has a high contrast and always-on, perfect for displaying incoming notifications and the watchface. Compared with display technology like LCD or OLED, power consumption is minimized, enabling Pebble Time to achieve a battery life of up to 7 days.

Pebble Time's new microphone lets users send voice replies to incoming notifications or take short voice notes. Pebble used the latest technology to maintain water resistance so consumers can swim or surf with Pebble Time. It is not waterproof to the degree that it can be completely immersed in water.

Sending voice replies works with most major Android apps including SMS, Hangouts, Gmail, Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp and hundreds more. For iOS users, voice replies are currently limited to Gmail notifications. Pebble is working to enable voice replies for more apps.

Pebble Time is 20% thinner than the original Pebble at just 9.5mm. Its ergonomic, curved design fits comfortably on either wrist and slides easily under dress shirts.

Pebble Time is much better looking than the current Pebble. The lens is crafted from scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass with a bezel made of stainless steel. Like our previous watches, it's water resistant - perfect for a run in the rain, water-balloon battle or a swim.

Pebble has also evolved the smartwatch user interface. The base concept is a timeline. notifications, news, reminders, and events are laid out chronologically instead of being trapped inside separate apps. With one click, see what’s coming up next. Your timeline connects to calendars, alarms, and apps, organizing all kinds of relevant information along with quick actions. Similarly, recall the past.

You can get the Pebble Time Steel or upgrade to it on Kickstarter.

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