Pebble Steel review: The wearable Pebble Steel, the most premium handset amongst the Pebble line of smartwatch has been dubbed by Forbes as the “one smartwatch that you want to wear.”
CNET gives its own praise for the device noting that “the fashionable, functional, and more affordable Pebble Steel’s conservative approach puts it at the top of the 2014 smartwatch heap.” The Pebble Steel is built of marine-grade stainless steel case that’s water-resistant at 5 ATM.
According to a review from Forbes, the unit’s great battery life and extensive app store is what makes the gadget great.
CNET noted that the wearable is a “very cool-looking watch” and feels classic and substantial.
“It doesn’t look crazy-futuristic at all; in fact, it looks good with a suit or at a wedding.
Or, going to the beach.
I’ve tried them all, and the Pebble Steel never feels out of place,” wrote CNET about the Pebble Steel.
In terms of battery life, Forbes noted that Pebble has a clear win on this ever important area.
Depending on your use, it’s very possible for it to last up to seven days as advertised.
The battery gauge also pop-up alerting you to the need to charge it when it goes below 20 percent.
On the functionality spectrum, you can customized notifications you’ll get from your Pebble Steel.
The alerts will pop-up on the screen and will trigger the vibration alert for non-visual indication.
The device also have a suite of applications, Forbes noted, from its extensive app store.
The Pebble app store is accessible through an iOS or Android companion client.
In Forbe’s review, another notable feature it noted is the music controller.
According to the business publication, track information is relaye to the Pebble Steel’s screen, and the hardware button can act as play/pause, fast forward and rewind for the music apps on the smartphone.
Thanks to Pebble Steel, it’s much easier to control music from a watch rather than from a smartphone.
The Pebble Steel is available for $199 can be bought in brushed stainless or matte black.