The competition is advancing fast, but the fashionable, functional, and more affordable Pebble Steel's conservative approach puts it at the top of the 2014 smartwatch heap.
It's nearly a year old, but the fashionable Steel is versatile, waterproof, and has good battery life. And now it can be a pedometer, too.
With a major software update and new app store, the original Pebble gets a new lease on life -- a less stylish but arguably better value than the newer Steel.
The Pebble and Pebble Steel get true background fitness tracking and support for apps, along with lower prices: at last, could we have a smartwatch end up being a serious fitness band replacement?
It's not the sexiest wrist-companion you can buy, but at this price, it's definitely the best.
See how Apple's smartwatch compares to the other latest wrist wearables.
Basketball, baseball, football, and other sports scores can be seen in real-time with the native ESPN app.
Three new DayGlo colors have arrived for the Pebble Watch, perfect for those who want something extra bright.
The Pebble Steel is easier to crack open and repair than the original Pebble smartwatch and has twice as much storage.
Smartwatches are cropping up everywhere, but which one is worth wearing? Right now, I still recommend Pebble, because it's the one that's found a way of sticking around on my wrist.