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CES 2014: Pebble moves to its second-generation with stylish Pebble Steel smartwatches

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Jan 2014 22:25

CES 2014: Pebble moves to its second-generation with stylish Pebble Steel smartwatches Crowdfunded star Pebble made major announcements today, unveiling the second-generation of their smartwatch: the Pebble Steel.
The new watch uses higher-end materials and will use milled stainless steel and Corning Gorilla Glass to protect the face. There are silver steel and black matte versions, and each includes leather bands for those who prefer that look over metal.

Pebble says the new device is based off feedback from 300,000 Pebble users around the world. The original watch sells for $150 and will remain in sale as an "entry-level" model. Customers had complained that the original Pebble face was "too long" so the new model has been shortened while keeping the same physical display space (less bezel).

Specs remain almost exactly the same, including the e-paper display, the battery, the full software and hardware ecosystems, and RAM has been doubled to 8MB. The Pebble app store opens soon, and the company also announced Pandora as a new partner.

The watches cost $250 and you can pre-order now for an early February ship date (stated January 28th ship date was for the first few thousand orders only).




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