The Pebble Time Steel may not have the bells and whistles of other smartwatches, but it is certainly more than a watch. Created by a company called Pebble, that was formed via a kickstart venture, the Pebble Time Steel symbolizes a culmination of research on previous models with the largest upgrade being to extend battery life. Assimilating to a "less is more" feel, this is a solid contender in the smartwatch world. If you're expecting voice commands and to be able to smoothly reply to messages, the Pebble Time Steel may not be best for you. But if you are pleased with staying "in the know," managing your daily routine, and rocking out to your music on a tracked run, it may be just what you're looking for. An attractive watchface with a simple design and buttons, instead of the guesswork of a touchscreen, all work together to make this upgrade to the Pebble Time worthwhile; however, the feature that is most celebrated is its battery life. Touted as among the highest lifespan among smartwatches, it boasts 7-10 "always on" hours. With minimal charging time, most are impressed with this revision though it does fetch a higher asking price. And this larger pricetag does leave some puzzled as the watch is not updateable and technical support is disappointing to some. However, the overall feedback is encouraging and positive.
- Navigating is easy with textured buttons instead of a touchscreen.
- This smartwatch takes advantage of a simple interface and an attractive design.
- Proven to be waterproof up to 30 meters.
- The Pebble Time Steel features one of the most extensive battery lives among smart watches providing 7-10 days of "always on" screen time.