When companies release follow-ups to their existing devices, they usually bring some upgrades to the table. Bigger screen here, faster processor there and maybe some fun new features. Pebble's latest watch, though, is all new on the outside, but exactly the same on the inside. Join Gizmag, as we review Pebble Steel
, a familiar idea that's wrapped in a stylish new package.
We're only a few months into 2014, but we've already seen quite a few new smartwatch releases. Two of the highest-profile are the Samsung Gear 2
and Pebble Steel
. How do you decide between these two very different watches? Read on, as Gizmag compares their features and specs.
Last week at CES 2014
, we saw one of the most intriguing smartwatches to date. The Pebble Steel takes the guts of the original Pebble
and puts them in a snazzy-looking watch that could be right at home sitting next to a Rolex. Read on, as we compare its features and specs to those of the Samsung Galaxy Gear
Earlier this week, Pebble kicked off CES 2014
by announcing a high-end version of its popular smartwatch called Pebble Steel
. Today we had the pleasure of sitting down with Pebble and taking the new watch for a test-drive. Read on for our early impressions.
We saw quite a few different takes on the smartwatch
in 2013, and we're sure to see quite a few more in 2014. But easily one of the highest-profile players so far has been Pebble
. The popular startup just did as many companies at CES do, and announced a brand new version of its popular product. Meet Pebble Steel.
Is it worth buying a smartwatch this holiday season? Or are you better off waiting for Apple
to enter the race? Well, though the product category is still evolving, we've enjoyed our time with most of the early smartwatches we've reviewed. Let's line some of them up, compare their features and specs, and see if it's worth pulling the trigger.
If you own a Pebble smartwatch
along with an Android phone, then you can enjoy system-wide notifications. But until today, iPhone users could only get Pebble alerts from a very narrow set of apps. Thanks to a huge update announced today, Pebble owners will soon see every notification from their iPhones on their watches.
In a few weeks, Samsung will launch the most advanced smartwatch to date, the Galaxy Gear
. But if you're only asking for the simplest essentials, then the Pebble smartwatch
is a great product that you can buy today. What happens when you put the two side by side? Let's find out, as Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Galaxy Gear and Pebble smartwatch.
Smartwatch Mania is coming. Whether or not Apple releases its rumored iWatch
this year, Samsung's Galaxy Gear
and Sony's Smartwatch 2
are in the pipeline, and many more are on their way. Some big companies have bet some big bucks that the wrist will be the next big battleground in computing. So what better time to take a closer look at Pebble, the crowdfunded watch that helped create all the fuss? Read on, as Gizmag reviews the retail version of the Pebble smartwatch.
The makers of the Pebble smartwatch have released a "proof-of-concept" watchface SDK that allows third party developers to create custom watch faces and very basic apps. Shortly after the release there was already various watchface designs, a stopwatch app and a Tetris game (Pebblis) available for download in the Pebble forums.