Pebble Time Steel Smart Watch Review


Pebble Time Steel Smartwatch for Apple or Android Devices Review
Pebble Time Steel Smart Watch
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • Excellent
$159.95
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  • Design
    Editor: 75%
  • Durability
    Editor: 64%
  • Value for Money
    Editor: 71%

Review Summary:

The Pebble Time Steel is certainly a big improvement from the Time and the Time Round but with it comes a higher price tag. It is the company’s flagship for the year and a direct competitor to the Apple Watch and Android Wear watches out there.

Price when Reviewed: $159.95
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Pebble is hoping that this smartwatch will set them on the right track again. But how do the Pebble Time Steel fair against its competition?

The Pebble Time Steel offers serious improvement from the other watches in the Time series. It’s completely made from stainless steel (hence the name), a bigger battery life which can last for 10 days, a big circle-square, neater notification list, a new operating system, and a more premium body construction. It does sound to be a very good smartwatch and worthy of its price but actually it’s not. In fact, this is just a Pebble Time but with a stainless steel body construction made for the purpose of making it look premium. And it does! It really looks a premium smartwatch with all that new front-on design and high-end straps.

So the design is pretty good. But what about its performance and software?

There’s really nothing new about the performance of the Pebble Time Steel except for its 10-day battery life. It still has that the same power efficient color display from Time and add it with a bigger battery then boom. There are no other useful apps available either which can be a bit disappointing if you consider its higher price tag.

Product Features:

  • Always-on 2.5D glass color display
  • Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, compass, gyrometer, magnetometer, pedometer
  • Built-in microphone.
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Premium grade stainless steel body.
  • 10-day battery life.
  • Water resistance of up to 30m.
  • Sleep monitor
  • Music control

Pros:

  • Sleek design.
  • Timeline feature is still really useful and is now more customized.
  • Tactile buttons.
  • Interchangeable premium strap bands.
  • Battery lasts very long for a smartwatch.

Cons:

  • No touchscreen functionality.
  • Too expensive considering it doesn’t offer much.
  • Screen can be sometimes hard to read.

Summary:

There’s no mistaking it that the Pebble Time Steel is indeed a good smartwatch. It’s reliable, it’s beautiful, it’s easy to use and more importantly it’s comfortable to wear. But that is not to say that it doesn’t have any wrongs. Its screen is somewhat washed out which is a big concern for most users considering its price. But if you are looking for a smartwatch but can’t afford the ones from Apple especially, then the Pebble Time Steel is certainly a good choice for you.

Price when Reviewed: $159.95
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The Pebble Time Steel is certainly a big improvement from the Time and the Time Round but with it comes a higher price tag. It is the company’s flagship for the year and a direct competitor to the Apple Watch and Android Wear watches out there.

$159.95
Editor rating
Rated 4 stars
User rating
Rated 0 stars