Despite being mostly happy with my Moto 360 and the Android Wear platform, I still chose to back the Pebble Time Steel on Kickstarter this past summer, lured by promises of amazing battery life, great water resistance, and a revised Pebble OS based on a timeline concept.
Now that I’ve been wearing it for a week, here is my review of the Pebble Time Steel, and a comparison between the Pebble and Android Wear platforms.
Pebble Time Steel: What Is It?
The Pebble Time Steel is the successor to Pebble’s original Pebble Steel, and like that watch, it is compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones. It is worth noting, however, that as with Android Wear on iOS, Apple has limited the Pebble’s functionality in iOS compared to the Apple Watch.
The Time Steel is the fancier sibling to the recently released Pebble Time, which contains mostly the same guts, but has a plastic case and synthetic band. The Steel also has a more clearly visible screen and longer battery life.