Technically, the original Pebble wearable, the one that started this whole smartwatch craze back in 2013, is about to become obsolete. Not only is it around 70 in gadget years, but after receiving a nice, stainless steel refresh, two full-on sequels are now decidedly in the pipeline.
They say Pebble’s already sold over a million copies of the OG duo, and stacking that number against combined totals of Android Wear manufacturers tell us it’s time the glorified pedometer bowed out of the spotlight.
Clearly, it reached a popularity peak no one anticipated. Yet at the right price, the first-generation Pebble can still take on fancy, advanced trend followers like the Moto 360, LG G Watch R and even Apple Watch.
Available on Amazon for a [easyazon-link asin=”B00BKEQBI0″ locale=”us”]more than reasonable $99.99[/easyazon-link] ($50 off list), the timepiece has just dropped to $79.99 through Best Buy. Not convinced about the value for money? Would another 20 bucks off help seal the deal?
That’s exactly what BB offers… for qualifying college students with .edu email addresses. Yeah, as if only students can get those. Anyhoo, the Pebble Steel, [easyazon-link asin=”B00KVHEL8E” locale=”us”]up for grabs via Amazon at $180[/easyazon-link], is itself $20 discounted for “students” at Best Buy. Get them while they’re hot still around!