Regardless of the extraordinary support it got on crowd funding platform Kickstarter, Pebble Technology Corporation remains a modest two-year-old hardware startup, so their smartwatch advertising and marketing resources have always been fairly limited.
As such, the first-gen Pebble wearable piece and especially the second-gen Pebble Steel haven’t been easy to come by. But it’s never too late to branch out, so beginning June 15, i.e. this Sunday, the sleek, robust, stainless steel-made intelligent wristwatch will go on sale via Best Buy, both online and in physical stores.
Even better, the Pebble Steel will be available with a nice discount compared to the price tag through getpebble.com: $229, or $20 off. It’s not much, but every little promotion should be welcomed and cherished, since we’re dealing with the more evolved version of the second most popular smartwatch around.
The Steel can be had in “brushed stainless” and “black matte” flavors, both of which look really close to genuine, non-geeky watches. In addition to supporting Android and iOS, the gizmos can access a proprietary app store with over 1,000 titles, including heaps of activity trackers, GPS apps and notification bundles.
Other features include water resistance, a battery supposedly capable of holding a single charge for 5 to 7 days, a daylight readable 1.26-inch LCD screen and Bluetooth 4.0. I know, I know, the LG G Watch is coming, the Moto 360 likewise, possibly followed by Apple’s iWatch and maybe even a Microsoft Surface Watch. But trust me, none of those will offer so much for so little.
Via [Pebble Blog]