The Pebble Steel is the all new offering from the folks at Pebble, this time bringing a premium look and a premium price. Available in Black Matte and Brushed Stainless, the Pebble Steel will offer mostly the same features at the core of the original Pebble with some added goodies to boot.
Pebble Steel also has Gorilla Glass and an anti-fingerprint coating, a matching metal band as well as a black leather strap (for both variants), a new charging connector and a LED charge status indicator.
We got a chance to hang out with Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky who showed us around the Pebble Steel a bit. It's a great little device if you're a Pebble fan and may even win own some prospective smartwatch buyers. It takes away the "cheapness" complaint many users had, dresses things up and isn't afraid to head out for a night on the town.
Eric says that the Pebble Steel came about because while the team was concentrating on getting devices out the door, their industrial designer had done his part and took on the new challenge. They knew people weren't wearing their Pebble out as much because of the appearance, so the Pebble Steel was born to give people another option that more closely resembles a traditional watch.
Pebble has also partnered up with Pandora, ESPN, foursquare and Mercedes and made some great apps that bring even more functionality to Pebble devices. Eric shows the apps here so we can see just how good the integration is across the board.
Check out the video above for our full hands-on then drop a comment below with your thoughts!