With CES out of the way we wanted to bring you one of the watches we did like and is certainly hitting many of the features we would want from a smart watch. The recently announced Pebble Steel is an amazing example of technology vs style. Below is a portion of the press release from Pebble about their forthcoming watch update and features.
Pebble is getting ready to launch the Pebble appstore—the very first open platform for sharing apps optimized for wearables. The appstore will live within the existing Pebble app on your iOS or Android device, so you can find and download Pebble apps directly from your smartphone.
Until now, Pebblers discovered apps and watchfaces thanks to wonderful third party resources like MyPebbleFaces. In fact, 3 million apps and watchfaces have been downloaded so far.
By the end of January, the Pebble appstore will offer a centralized location for users to discover, manage, and install apps and watchfaces.
Pebble appstore makes browsing easy, with categories for Daily, Remotes, Games, Notifications, Tools & Utilities, Fitness, and—of course—Watchfaces. We’re making it easier than ever to find your next favorite app for things like tracking your workout, managing your music, or controlling your thermostat.
In addition to being a simple one-stop shop, the Pebble appstore will be bringing the latest and greatest apps and watchfaces to your wrist in no time.
Pebble Steel takes everything you know and love about Pebble—the crystal clear ePaper display, weeklong battery life, and waterproof design—and wraps it a smaller, thinner package. It’s made of forged and CNC-machined stainless steel.
Pebble Steel comes in two finishes: Brushed Stainless and Black Matte. All models are bundled with both a matching metal band and a black leather strap. The Black Matte Pebble Steel is crafted using a process called Physical Vapor Deposition to provide a tactile, deep black finish that’s also ultra-durable.