The Pebble smart watch we all know and love has grown up significantly in just one year, announcing at CES 2014 a new piece of hardware called the Pebble Steel. Oh my.
The new premium Pebble is made from Marine-grade premium steel, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass on the face.
It features tactile metal buttons on the sides of the unit, packs a magnetic charging port on the right hand side and comes with both leather and metal bands.
There’s also a new RGB LED light which will indicate the charge state, but will be part of the SDK so developers can use it in their apps.
It comes in a brushed stainless model and a black matte version.
It’s still Bluetooth capable (despite being a metal box) and it’s waterproof to 5 metres.
It’s available today for $US249 and ships from January 28th with free global shipping for early orders.