604 of 624 people found the following review helpful
Comparison of Pebble's three metal-housed watches: Original Steel, Time Steel, and new Round,
This review is from: Pebble Time Steel Smartwatch for Apple/Android Devices - Black (Wireless Phone Accessory)Comparison: Pebble Steel Smart Watch for iPhone and Android Devices, Pebble Time Steel(this product), and Pebble Time Round 20mm Smartwatch for Apple/Android Devices - Black/Black (Pictured below: Original with black band, Time Steel in yellow gold w/red band and Round in rose gold w/pearl white band)
I have access to all three Pebbles: I own the Time Steel and the new Round and my roommate has the Original, so I'm comparing them here:
Look and Feel: The Pebble Round looks most like a watch, coming in at just smaller than the Timex Weekender. It's really light and comfortable, no heavier than a Swatch. There's a cool, chunky retro feel to the Original Steel, but... Read more
173 of 179 people found the following review helpful
Pretty dang awesome wearable,
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This review is from: Pebble Time Steel Smartwatch for Apple/Android Devices - Black (Wireless Phone Accessory)So I spent quite a bit of time evaluating a couple different "wearable devices": (1) The black stainless steel Apple Watch, (2) The Pebble Time, and now finally (3) the Pebble Time Steel. Given the fact that my wife works for Apple, I of course had to try out the latest and greatest watch, figuring that I'd try "the best watch" available for an iPhone 6. After wearing it for a month, I got a feel for what I wanted in a wearable device in regards to my lifestyle. Unfortunately for Apple, it was not with the Apple Watch.
Here is what was missing for me:
- Battery life
- The use of the accelerometer to turn on/off the display actually was buggy for how I used it
- Officially not waterproof...unofficially it is!
- It was heavy with the metal band
So I ended up switching it to the Pebble Time and now the Pebble Time Steel. I've gotta say that the Pebble shined after our 1-week family trip to Hawaii. Even my wife who uses an Apple... Read more
234 of 250 people found the following review helpful
Great Update to the Original,
This review is from: Pebble Time Steel Smartwatch for Apple/Android Devices - Black (Wireless Phone Accessory)I have been using my Pebble Time Steel for 3-4 weeks now and I really like it. Is it perfect? No. Does it do everything I need it to? Yes.
What I wanted in a smartwatch was time, battery life, notifications, and something that looked a bit more mature compared to the original Pebble. This new Pebble Time Steel is exactly what I wanted. It was simple to setup with my iPhone 6 and setup watch faces right away. Instantly I am getting all of my text notifications through my watch.
Starting with the new look, lets get the elephant in the room out of the way. Yes, it has a big bezel. It doesn't bother me personally as all of my notifications are easily read in all lighting conditions. Sure I think it would have been awesome to have more screen and less bezel but for the Pebble Time Steel specifically, I think it looks great and it's not something I think about at all. Getting past the bezel the black version is nicely coated in more of a gun metal steel... Read more