Pebble, the company behind the popular smartwatch with the same name, just took the stage during the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show to announce its latest device: the Pebble Steel.
The Pebble Steel offers a much more premium design than the original Pebble, and features everything we love about the original: like 5-7 days of battery life, an epaper display, waterproof sealing and more, though it features a machined steel face instead of the plastic face on the original Pebble. Overall, Pebble says the Steel is thinner than the first model, and also includes Corning Gorilla Glass on the face for strength. In addition, the company added an RGB LED on the lower left-hand corner that shows the current status of the watch while you’re charging it.
The device will launch in two flavors: one has a brushed stainless steel face while the other has a black matte design. Both will ship with two different bands, one matching metal watchband and one leather band. The Pebble Steel can be ordered today for $249, and Pebble says it expects to begin shipping the new smartwatch as soon as the end of this month, on Jan. 28. Shipping is free, including globally, with early orders.
We’re going to try to scout out the new Pebble Steel for a hands-on, so stay tuned for more information.