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Pebble Steel (401BLR, 401SLR)

Pebble Steel (401BLR, 401SLR)
alaScore 90

282 reviews

Apr, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 282 reviews of Pebble Steel (401BLR, 401SLR). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the Pebble Steel (401BLR, 401SLR) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pebble Steel (401BLR, 401SLR)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Pebble Steel (401BLR, 401SLR) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Pebble Steel Smart Watch - Brushed Stainless Steel

Apr, 2016

PCMAG.COM - Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Pebble Steel Smartwatch

 

The Pebble Steel is as mature as smartwatches come; it couples sophisticated design with a burgeoning Pebble app store, and cements its place atop the competition.

Elegant, high-end design. Easy to use. Customizable watch faces. Growing app store and feature set

Expensive

Without ever setting up shop at this year's CES, Pebble stole the show with its boardroom-ready refresh: the Pebble Steel ($199 direct). Since the original Pebble's launch, we've seen flashy new entrants like the Samsung Galaxy Gear and Sony Smartwatch...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Pebble Steel ( brushed stainless with leather band)

 

Released back in January, the stainless steel-clad Pebble Steel is a cosmetic upgrade to the original crowdsourced 2013 smartwatch, the Pebble . Its features are now relatively ancient: it has a non-touch, black and white display. It doesn't track...

A classic, sharp-looking design; works with iPhones and Android phones; screen readable in bright daylight; swim- and shower-friendly; built-in pedometer for persistent fitness tracking; wide variety of quirky apps.

Older technology compared to competition; onboard storage limited to eight apps at a time; still requires charging twice a week; lacks heart-rate monitor or more advanced fitness features.

The competition is advancing fast, but the geeky-cool, functional, and affordable Pebble Steel's conservative approach still works.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Pebble Steel review:

 

Once again, I've come back to the Pebble Steel.

A classic, sharp-looking design; works with iPhones and Android phones; screen readable in bright daylight; swim- and shower-friendly; built-in pedometer for persistent fitness tracking; wide variety of quirky apps.

Older technology compared to competition; onboard storage limited to eight apps at a time; still requires charging twice a week; lacks heart-rate monitor or more advanced fitness features.

The competition is advancing fast, but the geeky-cool, functional, and affordable Pebble Steel's conservative approach still works.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: matthew miller (zdnet.com)

Pebble Steel: Shopping for a decent watch? Might as well be smart

 

Hands-on review: The new Pebble Steel -- attractive, functional and well-supported -- is clearly the best smartwatch now available. But competition's on the way.

It seems that more and more people are using watches today, both for the function and for fashion. Many of these higher end watches run $300, $500, or more. Thus, if you are looking for a high quality and fashionable watch, the Pebble Steel is actually...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

Pebble Steel Review

 

The Pebble Steel boasts an easy-to-use app store and premium design, making it the best smartwatch yet.

Attractive premium design ; Waterproof; Intuitive appstore; Easy to view all recent notifications; Impressive new apps

A bit pricey; Annoying 8-app limit

The Pebble Steel boasts an easy-to-use app store and premium design, making it the best smartwatch yet.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Nilay Patel (theverge.com)

Pebble Steel review: business class

 

It's hard to imagine, but the best smartwatch you can buy isn't from Apple, or Google, or Microsoft, or Samsung. It's from tiny Pebble, a hardware startup that so captured the hearts and minds...

Looks like a regular watch ; Notifications and apps work well ; Simple to use

Apps could be better integrated ; All-or-nothing notifications on iOS

“A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion.”

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Christina Bonnington (wired.com)

Review: Pebble Steel

 

The second-generation Pebble Steel performs the same basic tricks as the original, but with a new look and broader, more useful functions.

Slick new look says “I’m a technology professional” rather than “I’m an early adopter dork.” More apps means greater utility, which means you might actually consider wearing a smartwatch. Waterproof to 5 ATM, same as the original

0 price tag is a bit much for a glorified smartphone remote. We wish it had touchscreen display instead of buttons

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Pebble Steel Review

 

Pebble might not agree that 2014 is set to be the year of wearables: the smartwatch startup closed out last year with one of the most compelling devices in its category, taking the original Pebble from Kickstarter hit to shipping product and finally...

No ecosystem is an island. Even the companies generally accused of being the most closed have demonstrated that, these days, if you want your platform to succeed you need to embrace outsiders: developers, enthusiasts, third-party accessory...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Brian K. (phonearena.com)

Pebble Steel Review

 

By most metrics Pebble has been a bonafide indie success, the poster child for successful crowdfunding campaigns and the darling of the quickly emerging smartwatch market. While Pebble has been generally well received it is not without criticism, the...

Premium materials make it appropriate for dressier occasions ; Gorilla Glass and 5ATM waterproofing make it tough enough for everyday use

Price may be too high ; Non-standard watch band

We’ve been using Pebble as our daily watch since we first reviewed it nearly a year ago, but there were times when we’d have to slip our Seiko back on because Pebble just didn’t fit the occasion. While the Seiko is a very nice watch, we immediately...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Will Shanklin (gizmag.com)

Review: Pebble Steel smartwatch (updated)

 

When companies release follow-ups to their existing devices, they usually bring some upgrades to the table. Bigger screen here, faster processor there and maybe some fun new features. Pebble's latest watch, though, is all new on the outside, but...

, a familiar idea that's wrapped in a stylish new package.

Jun, 2014