The Apple Watch is finally here in what has been one of the longest waits for an Apple anything in the company’s history. And like almost every product in that storied produce lineage, the Apple Watch enters the retail world with some stiff competition.
A few days ago Pebble's wonderful smartwatches got updated with the power of Android Wear notifications when the feature rolled out to all users. I've been using it for a few days now, and while it's definitely not a perfect implementation, it does make one of the best smartwatches out there even better.
The Pebble Steel—the best smartwatch out there right now—is getting (kind of) a price cut. You'll now be able to get it (with the leather band only) for $230 instead of $250. You can pick up that model at Best Buy in person or online on Sunday June 15. Or you can wait for Google I/O to see what happens with Android…
Smartwatches are awesome! Smartwatches look kinda dumb a lot of the time! They don't have to though, and the Pebble Steel is proof. The improved look isn't quite enough to make it the perfect smartwatch, but it goes a long, long way.
The Pebble smartwatch just got a fancy new body. If you're not a fan of rubber and plastic (you aren't), Pebbles now come in a "Steel" flavor that's made of metal and far better (read: less painful) to look at. The catch? it's $100 more, and virtually identical on the inside.