At the CES trade show last week in Las Vegas, Pebble showcased its new and updated smartwatch dubbed the Pebble Steel. The Steel is a slight small version to the original Pebble SmartWatch plus its waterproof up to 5 ATM and comes in two different colors.
The functionality between Pebble Steel and the original Pebble is identical, it displays notifications from both Android and iOS devices, allowing the users to keep their smartphones hidden, while getting access from their wrist.
The only advantage of the Pebble Steel over the original Pebble is its internal storage capacity, which means users can install double the amount of applications. The company launched the new Pebble SDK 2.0 in late 2013 making it an open-house for developers to get on board with new applications for the wristwatch.
These Pebble apps allow for basic interactions which includes but not limited to finding restaurants close by, checking into various locations, finding score for the game, controlling your music without pulling out your smartphone. Owners of the Pebble SmartWatch should get access to more applications once the company launches their Pebble App Store.
Other specifications of the Pebble Steel includes Corning Gorilla Glass which is designed to protect the display from scratches, the battery will give you around 5 to 7 days of usage on one charge. You can get it starting January 28th for a suggested retail price of $249.99.
[Source: Android and Me]