Meet PEBBLE Steel, the new smartwatch that everyone is talking about at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It wasn’t all that long ago, in May 2012, when the start-up’s prototype broke the record of $10 million and became the most funded KICKSTARTER project then. Now, the company and CEO Eric Migicovsky intend to disrupt the timepiece industry further by tapping into the luxury product sector with a premium version of their smartwatch.
Encapsulated in a CNC-machined stainless steel case and Gorilla Glass by Corning, the same one you’ll find on a Apple iPhone, designers also made PEBBLE Steel thinner and “shorter” than the original after hearing feedbacks from users. Since most of the software and functions are still intact, user experience will be the same as well for iOS and Android OS users. Featuring a tri-color LED and high contrast display that is readable in daylight, PEBBLE Steel is also waterproof up to 5ATM, or 165 Feet. Comes with both leather and metal link straps, the PEBBLE Steel will be available in either brushed stainless steel or black matte finishes. Because of demands, you can pre-order them now before the January 28 launch date for $249 USD on PEBBLE’s online store.