+ Saturday October 19th, 2019

PebbleSteelThe team behind the Pebble Smartwatch which launched to much fanfare made a bit of noise before CES 2014, and as it happens they announced a premium upgrade to their line of smartwatches, with the advent of the Pebble Steel.

Available in matte black and brushed stainless steel, the new variety of Pebble Smartwatch certainly has a premium feel to it, and has the price-tag to match. While the original, plastic-body Pebble remains available for $150 USD, the newer version is $249 USD, including free shipping (or express shipping available for a small amount extra).

The Pebble Steel is made from premium components, including Corning’s Gorilla Glass on the display, the stainless steel construction, as well as the already-premium features from the original Pebble, including up to 7 days battery life and waterproofing to 5 ATM (atmospheres), so you can wear it around the house, in the pool, and in the shower without any major issues.

Another bonus is the Pebble Steel is a bit smaller than the original; at 46 x 34 x 10.55mm, it’s just that little bit smaller in every dimension (contrast with the original dimensions of 52 x 36 x 11.5mm). However, it is a little bit heaver, given the metal construction.


Shipping with two bands (a leather and a metal option), the Pebble Steel is beginning shipping today, but as orders are going out in the order received, those who ordered late in the process (read: us at Ausdroid) will be waiting a couple of weeks for ours to be delivered. Rest assured, once it arrives, we’ll have the full review for you.

Source: Pebble.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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that’s almost like saying the $40 metal seiko I saw in oo_com_au is a premium watch.

in saying that, I am interested. I don’t really wear a watch anymore. even my raymond weil watch is unused now.

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