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5.0 out of 5 stars Comparison of Pebble's three metal-housed watches: Original Steel, Time Steel, and new Round, November 14, 2015
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JanaMay (Oakland, CA) - See all my reviews
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
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173 of 179 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty dang awesome wearable, January 12, 2016
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GradeA (San Jose, CA) - See all my reviews
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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
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234 of 250 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Update to the Original, October 19, 2015
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
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