Pebble, one of the pioneers in the still-being-born smartwatch market, unveiled Pebble Steel, a “premium” smartwatch, in two models, that’s thinner and slightly smaller than the original, and announced the launch of an app store, with app categories for Daily, Remotes, Games, Notifications, Tools & Utilities, Fitness, Watchfaces. You can choose either a Black Matte or Brushed Stainless model, both of which come with two watchbands: metal and leather. Like the prior model, they talk to either iOS or Android smartphones over Bluetooth. For Steel, Pebble added Corning Gorilla Glass to protect the watch’s e-paper display, a body of “CNC-machined” stainless steel, and an LED to show charging status. It will ship Jan. 28, both models priced at $249.
Pebble blogpost on the CES announcement