Steel adds a touch of sophistication to the Pebble range.
The Kickstarter-funded company that released the Pebble in 2012 introduced the upgraded Pebble Steel at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2013.
CBR tells you five things you need to know about it.
Designed to be a classier version of the original model, Pebble Steel has ditched the polycarbonate and silicon plastic in favour of stainless steel or matte black designs.
Both of the designs, which are thinner and smaller than before, come with two straps, so you can match it to what you’re wearing.
While the model still features the low-power E Ink display, it now has protective Gorilla Glass 2 on the screen, with a small LED notification light in the corner.
Other hardware changes include a new charger, anti-fingerprint coating and physical vapor deposition (PVD) technology for the matte black design, which helps make the body more scratch-resistant and durable.
However, there is still no touchscreen, camera or microphone, and the processor, backlight and accelerometer of the original watch have not been updated.
Like its predecessor, users download the Pebble app to their Android or iOS device and use Bluetooth to synchronise the watch with their smartphone. This way, it can notify you on phone calls, emails, texts and updates from your social media world without having to check your phone.
The software can store up to eight apps at once, while previously loaded apps that are currently unused are added to your Locker, which are sorted by their most recent use.
The apps can be downloaded from the Pebble Appstore, which provides more than 1000 mixed and paid-for apps such as watchfaces, music streaming services, fitness trackers, notifications and games.
Fitness apps can be installed, but most of them require companion apps that users must install on their smartphones..
Steel is also waterproof to a depth of up to 50 metres and has a battery that lasts five to seven days, according to Pebble.