Pebble Steel is a popular wearable and stylish alternative for Android Wear smartwatches, which has a great battery life and a good functionality. This device is the firm’s most luxurious and expensive option, with a price around 249 dollars. This means that it can be placed in the same category with other Android wear devices, such as LG G Watch, Motorola Moto 360 and Samsung Gear Live. Pebble Steel is a great device with features such as swim-friendly, waterproof, and it’s easily readable, even in bright sunlight. You can use it with both Android phones and iPhones and has a more discreet and smaller design than other smartwatches.
This smartwatch is perfect for those who want a watch that handles basic notifications really well. Pebble Steel is wearable all the time, it has a built-in silent alarm, has plenty of fun apps to play with and is more polished that other rival devices. This simplistic design includes four physical buttons, one on the left and three on the side. It is a nice feeling because they are made of metal, too. Probably the best thing about this device is that it doesn’t look crazy-futuristic at all. It looks good with a suit on a stylish event or you can go to the beach or even fishing with it.
Unlike other smartwathes, Pebble Steel does not feature a touch screen, but you can control the device via its physical buttons. This is a little unusual, after using several touchscreen devices, but it is easy to get accustomed to and it is not necessarily to read the instructions to use this device. The screen is smaller than the one in other rivals, a 1.26-inch with 144 x 168 pixel black and white e-paper display. Since it is an e-paper screen, the display stays active all the time, but doesn’t consume so much energy like other wearables. Pebble declared that the battery has a 5-7 day battery life.
Pebble Steel is a good device and has several features that you will need during the day. Pebble will display notifications from the device it is connect to, track fitness (steps), control music playback, set alarms or you can use it as a regular watch. If you don’t like the metal band, you can opt for the leather band, which comes packed in the box.