Pebble Time Steel release date, price: features include Pebble Timeline and better battery life; pre-orders open


The all-new Pebble Time Steel is here!

Just shortly after their release of the Pebble Time, the smartwatch company has put up their high-end version of the smartwatchthe Pebble Time Steelfor pre-order.

The Time Steel is the premium edition of the original Pebble Time smartwatchbringing to users almost the same features and functionality. But as its name implies, the Time Steel is made out of pure steel, and offers a better display as well as a much longer battery life.

The new Pebble Time Steel runs under a single core 100MHz Cortex M4 CPU, and is compatible with smartphones running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above, and on iOS 8 and later versions. It has a 1.25 0inch wide display with 182 ppi pixel density. Once again, the display and the interface are controlled by hardware buttons, as the display is made out of color ePaper technology.

The updated software in the Pebble Time Steel is called the Pebble Timeline, which brings with it a new feature that allows users to take a look into useful information in the past or in the future such as schedules, appointments, daily weather report, and many more.

The Pebble Time Steel, as it name says, is made out of Marine Grade Stainless Steel. The Time Steel is resistant to dust, shock, and water for up to 50 m.

Unlike its predecessor the Pebble Time, which only boasts of a battery life for 7 days, the new Pebble Time Steel boasts of a battery life that can last for up to 10 days.

The Pebble Time Steel is available in variants that come with a 22mm Genuine Leather Band available for pre-order for $249.99, and a variant that comes with an additional Time Steel Stainless Steel Watchband for $299.98. The Stainless Steel Watchband is available is Gunmetal Black, Silver, and Gold.

The Pebble Time Steel will start shipping in 6 to 8 weeks.