Pebble isn’t letting other smartwatch followers to steel its thunder at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The Palo Alto-based smartwatch maker has introduced a premium, stainless steel version of its pioneer Pebble smartwatch, aptly called “Steel.”
The new version features Corning’s Gorilla Glass and now bears a more grown up, luxury ala ‘Rolex’ look with its stainless steel strap. Pebble Steel also comes with an additional leather strap.
The original iconic Pebble smartwatch costs US$150 and is made of ‘friendly’ plastic. Pebble Steel burns a bigger hole in the pocket (but looks great on the wrist), costing US$249. The new version ships from 28 January.
Pebble has sold more than 300,000 units of its maiden product, after the most successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2012, raising over US$10 million.
The smartwatch maker is set to launch its first app store soon, which will be the first open platform app store for wearables.
Grab a Pebble at the Pebble Store.
One word: Want.[CES 2014] New Pebble Will Steel Your Heart, for US$249 by Vernon Chan