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.
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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.
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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.
Equal parts fashionable and functional, the Pebble Steel leaps to the top of the smartwatch heap, but does so by improving existing tech rather than adding something totally new.