Pebble Steel

8.2/10 AVG.
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  • Pebble Steel
  • Pebble Steel
  • Pebble Steel
  • Pebble Steel
  • Pebble Steel

Specs / Features


Read email, texts, incoming calls, calendars and access your favorite apps on your wrist | Discover thousands of apps and watch faces to customize Pebble Steel to fit your life | Control your music right from your wrist with iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and more | Rechargeable battery lasts 5-7 days on a single charge | Waterproof up to 5 ATM (approx. 165 feet) | Crafted from marine-grade stainless-steel and Corning Gorilla Glass; Ships with black genuine leather band

Read email, texts, incoming calls, calendars and access your favorite apps on your wrist | Discover thousands of apps and watch faces to customize Pebble Steel to fit your life | Control your music right from your wrist with iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and more | Rechargeable battery lasts 5-7 days on a single charge | Waterproof up to 5 ATM (approx. 165 feet) | Crafted from marine-grade stainless-steel and Corning Gorilla Glass; Ships with black genuine leather band

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Specification

Brand Pebble
Model 401SLR
Size 26 x 3 cm (10.2 x 1.2 in)

Reviews (8.2/10 Avg. rating)


TechRadar

Gets the core smartwatch functions right

from TechRadar
If you're looking for a simple smartwatch to deliver notifications to your wrist and doesn't require a charge every other night the Pebble Steel delivers, but it doesn't offer great value for money.The LG G Watch R for example, is only a touch more expensive now, and it outstrips the Steel in terms of features, functions and notification handling.With the Android Wear crowd sporting similar price tags it's difficult to really recommend the Steel over them, and with Google's backing and a heap more power the future for those is greater than the Steel's. .. Full review
PC Magazine

Elegant, high-end design and easy to use

from PC Magazine

The Pebble Steel is notable for what it is and what it is not. It's a complete redesign that tastefully marries high-tech with high-end looks. It's not a me-too product that tries to pack in needless features just for the sake of features. Pebble runs on the strength of its simplicity and its growing ecosystem of apps—it's a winning strategy, and not unlike Apple's. With the Pebble Steel and the Pebble app store, the company now has a mature product to go along with a quickly maturing platform. Whether the style upgrades are worth the $100 premium over the original is really just a ma... Full review

PC Advisor

A good alternative to Android Wear and other rivals

from PC Advisor
The Pebble Steel may not have a high-res and colourful screen and the square design may not be for everyone, but we think it's stylish and the display has a retro charm which also provides excellent battery life. A good alternative to Android Wear if that's not your cup of tea... Full review
TrustedReviews

Marries functionality with great battery life and genuinely attractive design

from TrustedReviews
Like the original Pebble, the Pebble Steel is possibly the most convincing smartwatch we've seen so far, thanks largely to its excellent battery life, straightforward functionality and growing collection of dedicated applications. It's a highly recommended device that retails for around the same price as many Android Wear-rivals, but has the added bonus of being compatible with iOS. The only real caveat here is that the standard Pebble shares the same functionality yet is around half the price. .. Full review
PC Pro

An inviting refinement of the original smartwatch

from PC Pro

The Pebble Steel isn't as sparkly or shiny as the latest Android Wear devices, and it lacks high-tech features such as voice and touchscreen control. As a wrist-borne notification centre, however, it works just as well, and with greatly superior battery life. It's easier to read when you're out and about, and it'll take more abuse, too.

Even the price is impressive: at £180 it's not the cheapest smartwatch out there, but for what you get it's eminently affordable. Indeed, the Pebble Steel is the first smartwatch we've come across we'd seriously consider spending our own mon... Full review

Wareable

keeps things simple and really impresses

from Wareable
The Pebble Steel improves on just about aspect of the original - it’s much better looking, feels premium in the hand and impresses with clever apps and a well thought out operating system. It may lack the specs of its Android Wear rivals, but the battery and screen make it a much better choice... Full review
Stuff

Future features meet a familiar watch form

from Stuff

Did we mention the Pebble Steel is the best smartwatch you can buy? Well it is.

Nothing’s perfect - we’d like a slightly bigger (colour e-paper?) screen to fill the watchface and give some of Pebble’s new apps room to breathe, storage space for more apps and watchfaces, and official support for BlackBerry and Windows Phone. We’re sure the design can also only get sleeker with refinements - Pebble should get a move on, too, as 2014 is already bringing worthy rivals, first from Samsung but possibly also from HTC and Apple.

As a hint of what’... Full review

Gizmag

There still isn't that much functionality here

from Gizmag
Gizmag highly recommends Pebble Steel to anyone looking for a fashionable smartwatch that keeps you on top of your most important smartphone alerts. The eight-apps-at-a-time limit is a little baffling, but, taken as a whole, I'd say the total package is still one of the best wearables you can buy today.Pebble Steel is compatible with both iPhones and Android phones (sorry, Windows Phone owners). It's available now from Best Buy ($200, with a leather band only ... steel band is sold separately) and the product page below ($220, including both leather and steel bands). .. Full review
GSMArena

Sleek looks and premium build

from GSMArena

Among the currently available smartwatches, the Pebble Steel is the easiest one to recommend. It combines classic looks, solid build quality, water resistance, and top notch battery life. Even more importantly, the smartwatch offers rich, constantly growing selection of apps thank to a vibrant developer community.

Pebble’s entire approach to what a smartwatch should do is impressive. Unlike most of its competing smartwatches, which try to take over as many smartphone duties as possible, the Pebble Steel is focused on superbly delivering notifications while acting like a reg... Full review

T3

A more upmarket, refined and sleeker smartwatch

from T3

We like the Pebble Steel and it's easily the best smart watch you can buy right now. No question about it. But, that doesn't mean we can completely recommend you plonk down $249 (there's no sterling price yet) for this timepiece. Why? Well, it just doesn't have that killer feature yet.

Apart from showing your notifications, or giving you access to fairly basic apps, it doesn't actually do that much. We're not saying it should have a camera, or the ability to play movies or anything like that, it just needs a real headline feature that makes you go, 'I need one of them'.
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Amazon.com Reviews Summary

1,038 from Amazon.com

1,038 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Pebble Steel. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.7 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

7.4/10

Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

7 from Amazon.ca

7 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the Pebble Steel. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

8/10

Amazon.co.uk Reviews Summary

221 from Amazon.co.uk

221 Amazon.co.uk shoppers shared a review for the Pebble Steel. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.co.uk customer reviews.

8/10

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