For the last six months, a small team at Pebble has worked in secret to create a watch that looks as good as it works – thus Pebble Steel. It does exactly the same things as the original Pebble, but looks far nicer on the wrist while doing them.
As with Pebble before, there was no shortage of early concepts. The concept above shows the smartwatch encased in metal with a matte finish.
In the end, only two concepts were good enough for final consideration, with the more traditional of the two getting the nod according to Pebble’s Steven Johns, lead industrial designer responsible for Pebble and Steel. Click through this gallery for a look at more early Steel concepts.
Some of the watches offered a curiously and distinctly widescreen look, though most offered more traditional layouts.