Pebble Steel, the latest model of the popular smartwatch Pebble, will be available at their very first retail partner, Best Buy this coming June 15. Even better, the newest version with its stainless steel and glass body, will be sold at a reduced price of $229 while the original Pebble will be available in a new color for $149.
From the time it launched in January of this year at the Consumer Electronic Show, the Pebble Steel has become one of the most popular smartwatches around. Just like its original incarnation, it is also water-resistant, simple, easy to use, employs rich notifications and the battery lasts for almost a week. For now, it only has two types of finishes: Brushed Stainless and Black Matte with both having a black leather strap. For those who want their watch face and bands to match, you can purchase the respective watchbands as a separate accessory.
Best Buy spokesperson Carly Charlson said that one of the reasons why they’re partnering with Pebble once again, being the first to sell it in their stores, is that this is a product which people have to experience it firsthand before deciding whether or not to buy it. Pebble has also started a hashtag #TinyMomentsofAwesome so people can share their personal stories on how the smartwatch has enhanced their digital mobile experience.
Pebble has also added a new color, Arctic White, to its original variants of Cherry Red and Jet Black. The Pebble smartwatches will be available at Best Buy retail stores, Best Buy Mobile and their online store as well. The devices can also be bought through the Pebble website, getpebble.com, also at reduced prices.