If you’re looking for the premium version of the Pebble Time, the more upmarket Steel version is finally available for pre-orders. The Pebble Time Steel costs US$249.99 (about RM977) and it comes with a single leather strap. If you want the metal band, it is available as an additional option but it will cost you US$49.99 extra, bringing the total price to US$299.98 (about RM1,172). As comparison, the standard Pebble Time with a silicon strap is priced at US$199 (about RM777).
The Pebble Time Steel isn’t the same Pebble Time with a metal body attached on a fancier strap. While the Pebble Time still does 7 days of battery life with its colour e-paper display, the steel version has a slightly larger battery allowing up to 10 days of use on a single charge. The watch frame is crafted with a CNC-finished 316L stainless steel which is similar material used by the Apple Watch (Stainless Steel Case). For better durability of the screen, it also gets Gorilla Glass protection at the front.
Like the original Pebble, the Pebble Time Steel is also water resistant with 5 ATM rating and over at the sides, there’s a microphone for voice command. Despite having a bigger battery and more upmarket materials, the Pebble Time Steel is merely 1mm thicker than the standard Pebble Time. Another appeal of the Pebble is its compatibility with both iOS and Android. So if you’re an iPhone user and don’t fancy the Apple Watch, the Pebble Time Steel can be an alternative. If you’re interested, you can place your orders on their online store and Pebble will ship it to Malaysia for free via standard mail.
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