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The Pebble is one of the most well-known smartwatches out there. Having raised over $10 million as a Kickstarter project, Pebble became both famous and infamous when it failed to deliver to customers on time, while at the same time stocking Best Buy with Pebbles for everyone. But that’s water under the bridge.

In the year that’s passed since this fiasco, The Pebble e-ink smartwatch has become an even bigger success story, and has sprung a younger sibling: The Pebble Steel. This fancier, more expensive version of the Pebble was first introduced on CES 2014, and is now available to order through the Pebble website.

If you have good memory, you might remember that we weren’t too excited with the original model Pebble Smartwatch Review & Giveaway Pebble Smartwatch Review & Giveaway Smartwatches are the new hottest trend in today's tech world, and the Pebble e-ink watch helped start the fire. The most successful Kickstarter project to date, the Pebble raised over $10 million during its 1-month... Read More . So will the Pebble Steel, retailing at $250, be any different? Or will it amount to nothing more than a bigger waste of money? I spent some time with the Pebble Steel to find out. Read everything about this smartwatch below, and find out how you can also win your very own Pebble Steel for free!

A Pebble Among Smartwatches

When the original Pebble first came out, smartwatches were still pretty rare. This has changed rapidly in the past year or so, but the Pebble is still pretty unique in its market due to its e-ink display and its complete lack of anything to do with fitness or life tracking. It’s “just” a watch that comes with different watchfaces and apps.

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The Pebble Steel is $100 more expensive than the original version. So what are the differences between the two? First and foremost: looks.

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While The original Pebble looks like a prototype — almost like a toy, in fact — the Pebble Steel is a serious-looking watch made of stainless steel. The strap is leather or stainless steel instead of rubber or silicone, and the glass on the Steel is Gorilla Glass. While wearing the original Pebble feels a little bit like a gimmick, the Pebble Steel looks and feels like an actual watch, and one you can wear anywhere, even to business meetings.

Looks aside, both Pebbles run on the same software, so both are fully compatible with the Pebble app store and all apps. The Pebble Steel does have more storage, so you can have 8 different apps and watchfaces on it at the same time, compared to only 4 on the original Pebble.

The Pebble Steel is considerably heavier than the original Pebble (59 grams or 99 grams depending on which strap you use versus 38 grams for the original), which is no surprise considering the difference in materials. The leather strap is much lighter, but not waterproof. The Pebble Steel is just a bit smaller and thinner than the original Pebble, but this is not really noticeable unless you look for it.

What you do lose with the Pebble Steel are the fun colors of the Pebble. The original Pebble is still available in five different colors (black, grey, white, orange and red), each going for $150 on the Pebble website.

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The Pebble Steel comes in only two different color choices: matte black or brushed stainless. You can choose either a leather or stainless steel strap to go with it (but if you win it through us, you get both!).

On the surface, it looks like you’ll be paying $100 extra for looks and some extra storage if you go for the Steel, but is this really all this watch has to offer?

What’s In The Box?

Unlike the original Pebble, which (at the time) came in a weird cardboard box that looked more like a keyboard box, the Steel comes in a much fancier package.

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The watch itself is packed around a nice cushion as fits a $250 watch, making you feel as if you’re really unboxing a good, expensive watch. Which, in a way, you are.

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The Pebble Steel comes with a magnetic USB charging cable (different from the one that ships with the original Pebble) which you will need to charge your Pebble every 5-7 days. In our case, we also got an extra stainless steel strap for the watch, and instructions on how to change it whenever we want to. Some quick-start guides complete the pack, which is all stacked together nicely into the fancy box.

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Getting To Know The Pebble Steel

If you know the original Pebble, you won’t find a lot of surprises here. The Pebble Steel has four stainless steel buttons in all, three on one side and one on the other. The buttons are very tactile and extremely nice to use — a huge improvement over the plastic ones found on the original Pebble.

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The charging port is a magnetic one, so you can only use the cable that came with the Pebble. While the port is magnetic, it’s a pretty powerful one. I expected the watch to fall off the cable easily, but once attached, it hangs in there quite well. The charging process itself is pretty fast — while connected to my laptop for about an hour, the Pebble went from completely discharged to 60% full.

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The Pebble Steel is waterproof up to 5 ATM (with the stainless steel strap), so you can shower, swim, exercise, and even do some shallow diving with it.

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Another new element in the Pebble Steel is the RGB LED on the bottom left corner. I initially expected this LED to flash for notifications such as new email, new text or a phone call, but the only times I’ve seen it on is when the Pebble is connected and charging. If the LED is supposed to come on as a notification light, I haven’t seen this option working yet. It might be implemented in future updates.

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Playing With The Pebble Steel

As already mentioned, the Pebble Steel is identical to the Pebble when it comes to software. If you know the original Pebble, this is more of the same (if you don’t, you can read more about it in our original Pebble review Pebble Smartwatch Review & Giveaway Pebble Smartwatch Review & Giveaway Smartwatches are the new hottest trend in today's tech world, and the Pebble e-ink watch helped start the fire. The most successful Kickstarter project to date, the Pebble raised over $10 million during its 1-month... Read More ). The huge improvement comes in the form of the mobile app, and the relatively new Pebble app store. The app is available for either Android (4.0+) or iOS (6.0+), and includes everything you need to pair your Pebble, keep it up do date and load it with fun watchfaces and apps.

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Unlike the previous version of the app, which I tried about a year ago, the pairing process here is easy, quick, and almost entirely automatic. The app will even turn on your device’s Bluetooth for you. Once paired, the app will check for updates, and if this is the first time you’re using it, you’re probably going to get a firmware update. Don’t worry, though, it’s not going to take forever like it used to with the older app.

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Another neat setup feature is the ability to send test notifications to your Pebble to see if they work right and what they look like. You can send a fake text message, a phone call or an email to your Pebble with a tap.

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You’re now set to start browsing the Pebble app store, where you can find hundreds of different watchfaces and apps for your Pebble. These apps include games, productivity apps, music controllers, and much more. Some apps need companion apps on your phone in order to work, and this is clearly specified in the app store.

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The app store is really easy to use. When you add an app, it’s automatically loaded onto your Pebble, and even launches itself on your watch. This is the case as long as you have less than 8 apps and watchfaces loaded on your Pebble. When you reach 8 apps, the Pebble runs out of room, and any app you add will be place in your app locker. This is where you can keep apps you like but don’t have room for. When you want to switch, simply unload an app or watchface from the Pebble, and load a new app from the app locker.

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The Pebble Steel itself is surprisingly responsive, and the variety of apps and games available make its abilities shine. If you’re thinking of an e-ink screen as something slow to respond and with a very low refresh rate, think again. The Pebble Steel runs games such as Flappy Bird, Tetris, Asteroids and car racing as if it was meant for it. It’s not like playing on your phone, but it’s a surprisingly fun experience.

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While the Pebble app really is a huge improvement over the older version, it’s still a bit problematic. How so? It’s slow. I’m using a Nexus 5 running Android 4.4.2. Nothing is ever slow on this device, except for the Pebble app. It’s simply not responsive. I tap a button, and have to wait several seconds for something to happen. This is not just a one-time thing, and continued even after the recent update to Pebble 2.0.

Speaking of this update, it happened while I was already using the Pebble, and caused very weird behavior on my device. The Pebble app started crashing every time I did certain actions on my phone, but promptly launched itself again, only to crash again the next time. When I tried using the Pebble again after the update, the app simply didn’t load, but crashed every time. I had to uninstall and reinstall it in order to get things to work.

Getting Notifications

One of the best parts of the Pebble is the ability to get notifications from your phone straight to your watch. To set up these notifications, access the settings on the Pebble app, and choose which notifications you’d like to get. These include calls, text messages, calendar events, emails, Google Hangouts, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Google Voice.

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The process wasn’t completely smooth — the app tended to get stuck while logging into my Gmail accounts, and no amount of waiting for it to finish ever helped. At the end, pushing the back button my phone ended the vicious cycle, and I found myself logged in with everything working right. This seems to have been solved with the recent version of the app, but don’t be surprised if it happens to you too.

A new notification will cause your Pebble to vibrate, and will automatically show up on the screen. If you get several notifications before viewing them, you can browse through them using the Pebble’s buttons. Most notifications, such as text or email, will show you the sender and the content of the message (or a snippet of it). WhatsApp, which is still a beta feature after more than a year, only shows you the sender’s name, no message content.

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Living With The Pebble Steel

You’d think the Pebble Steel, which seems to be only a cosmetic improvement, would not get a much more positive review than the original Pebble. Somehow, this is not the case. The good looks, the tactile buttons, the abundance of good apps, all these make the Pebble Steel into an excellent smartwatch. One that feels good on your wrist, is as useful as a smartwatch can get, and manages it all without looking or feeling tacky.

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Whether you’re using it to get notifications, control your music, play games, or simply tell the time in a unique way, you’re going to enjoy the Pebble. Yes, it will cost you more than most other smartwatches out there, but if you’ve already decided to spend $200 on a watch, $50 more won’t hurt you, and will get you one of the best smartwatches in the market today.

Should You Buy The Pebble Steel Smartwatch?

If you’re in the market for a smartwatch, the answer is a simple, resounding yes. The Pebble Steel is an awesome watch.

Our verdict of the Pebble Steel:
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  1. Morrison
    June 14, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Who wouldn't? ;)

  2. Morrison
    June 14, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Who wouldn't? ;)

  3. Carolyn B
    June 14, 2014 at 12:05 am

    of course.

  4. Jane K
    June 13, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    yes I would definitely buy one , I love it

  5. Daniel G
    June 13, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Definitely YES!

  6. Vasudevan M
    June 13, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Maybe if I had an extra $250 and I didn't know what to do with it..

  7. Lennart Becker
    June 13, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    yes definitely

  8. Adrian Catalin
    June 12, 2014 at 4:56 am

    Yes, I like the concept

  9. Anand
    June 12, 2014 at 4:42 am

    Yup... definitely... would get a Pebble if it is available in India...

  10. Becky Downey
    June 12, 2014 at 4:23 am

    I'd probably buy a classic one, but with another $250 I'd buy this!

  11. Stephen W.
    June 12, 2014 at 12:37 am

    I'd most likely save my money and buy a regular watch, then try to win a smartwatch via a sweepstakes.

  12. Cathy B
    June 11, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    If I had $250 to spend on a watch I would definitely try this one.

  13. Francesco Fiorino
    June 11, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    No, I prefer to buy a classic watch with that money

  14. Xan
    June 11, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Yes, I would buy a sturdy and cool smart watch!

  15. LadyDi
    June 11, 2014 at 3:18 am

    If I had $250 I'd probably buy any smart watch that comes in purple or can be changed to purple. It needs to match my persona. But I need the UI to be large too.

    PS - I never get YouTube credits for watching entire vids.

  16. Samuel Vincent
    June 11, 2014 at 1:01 am

    Absolutely

  17. MIKE
    June 10, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    OF COURSE!

  18. Gheorghe
    June 10, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    I don't buy

  19. Emilie P. Udasco
    June 10, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    If I have to spend $250 on a watch, I would definitely buy a smart watch because based on your review, this is such an amazing and cool gadget! ;)

  20. Nero T
    June 10, 2014 at 11:21 am

    If I had $250, I would definitely buy a Pebble watch.

  21. VC
    June 9, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    It would make my work easier, I could get notifications & updates without getting out my phone.

  22. Darren
    June 9, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    If I had the cash and had to spend it on a watch I'd get a smartwatch - my phone acts as my watch at the moment anyway!

  23. Kok Kee Yap
    June 9, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Truthfully speaking, if the smartwatch is does what it's supposed to do in a very decent way, I wouldn't mind paying that much.

  24. Jakub
    June 9, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Not really... 250$ if a lot of money...for a student:D

  25. Helena
    June 9, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Yes I f I had the chance to win, I would spend it for such a beautiful watch;

  26. Vince
    June 9, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Yes, I would buy a smart watch for $250.. Amazing

  27. Scott H
    June 9, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Yes, I would by a smart watch if I had $250.

  28. Laura B
    June 9, 2014 at 4:42 am

    I don't know, I would have to be more convinced.

  29. damien
    June 9, 2014 at 4:34 am

    yes I would

  30. prateek
    June 8, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    yes i would have bought a smart watch for 250$

  31. Zoran
    June 8, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Yes

  32. Jeanette J
    June 8, 2014 at 1:00 am

    I would so I could give it to my husband

  33. Sanchay
    June 7, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Yes I would spend that much on a smartwatch

  34. Sam K
    June 7, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Yes, I would buy a smart watch for $250

  35. Rory
    June 7, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    I think 250 for JUST a watch is overpriced but these are much more than just watches

  36. Henry Matic
    June 7, 2014 at 10:35 am

    I'm not sure because smart watch depreciates in time

  37. wally D wombat
    June 7, 2014 at 5:37 am

    I need a watch to shame all my fake Rolex's and this may be it.

  38. Isaac R
    June 7, 2014 at 4:49 am

    Would have to check the specs first.

  39. makila wheatley
    June 7, 2014 at 12:15 am

    im not sure...id have to look into it a little more

  40. RcRon7
    June 6, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    250 seems like a lot for a Smart watch, but it's no more or less than many of the normal watches on the market. So to have one that can integrate with a phone sounds like it would be cool.

    • John
      June 9, 2014 at 9:19 am

      Yes I guess

    • John
      June 9, 2014 at 9:20 am

      yes

  41. Dee S
    June 6, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    I'm not really sure if I would or not! I'm still on the fence on this one :)

  42. Aaron
    June 6, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    With 250 dollars I would probably buy a good mechanical watch. Smartwatches just don't have the look that mechanical ones, do, they're so elegant.

  43. kernow
    June 6, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Call me gadgetman! I want one!

  44. Ben H
    June 6, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    I would buy a smartwatch because I can only imagine that it would feel like living in the future

  45. Mark Messinger
    June 6, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    I would buy a smart watch if it was attractive, not too fragile, and useful. The Pebble is a good start. And watches with Android in them might be better.

  46. Terry M
    June 6, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    I'd rather pay $250 for a watch with more function than just a brand name, so yep.

  47. Andrew
    June 6, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    At $250 it's too expensive. The original at $60 (which I bought it for through a special) is a lot closer to a fairer price ($75 is my absolute limit for the original).

  48. Davey
    June 6, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Hell yeah!

  49. Mandip D
    June 6, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    I am not very sure but probably not....

  50. John P
    June 6, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    I'm still leaning toward the galaxy Gear

  51. laurelnev
    June 6, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Probably not.

  52. Steve Radabaugh
    June 6, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Yes!

  53. harish
    June 6, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    actually i do have 250$ to spend and i would love to buy the pebble steel and its gonna never be available in my country until i own a credit card and my birthday is coming up i thought itd make a good self gift but well :/ but it'll be great if i got it from here :D

  54. Alan Andrew Parker
    June 6, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    yes indeed! Gotta have it

  55. Jeevan
    June 6, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I would definitely try to buy a smartwatch if I had 250$

  56. Brendan Flattery
    June 6, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    $250 is pretty steep, so I'd want a reasonable expectation that my life would become more convenient for having it in addition to a smartphone. Quicker notifications of events I can easily find out about might not be worth it.

  57. Suzanne G
    June 6, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    No I would not spend an extra $250 on a smart watch.

  58. Wessie
    June 6, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    If I had 250 Dollars to spend on a watch I would probably buy a smart-watch no question about it. I've always been intrigued about smart watches, the only thing that I would worry about is charging my watch. My current watch is a solar powered watch, whose only claim to fame is being nearly indestructible and syncs to the nearest Atomic Tower every night. I would probably only use this watch at work or in personal life, and save my current watch for Hiking or National Guard stuff.

  59. Ryan
    June 6, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Yes

  60. Duane
    June 6, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    If I had the cash? Absolutely. I pull my phone out of my pocket dozens of times a day. I can think of plenty of ways a smartwatch would save me me time.

  61. Steve Friedman
    June 6, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    YES!

  62. Fatima
    June 6, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    yes ofcourse!! if i had 250$ as watch budget then hell yes a smart watch it is =]

  63. Chris K
    June 6, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    If I could afford a watch like this I may consider it. Though I may want to try more than the one. This does look cool. I really like the design (thus far)

  64. Carlo M
    June 6, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Yes, why not. Perhaps I would wait for the new ones coming this year. With more competitors and more experience, I expect that smartwatch will progress real quickly, hopefully becoming more of a useful device rather than a gadget

  65. Jay Jay
    June 6, 2014 at 3:07 am

    it's nice choice other than samsung gadget.

  66. Zak
    June 6, 2014 at 2:01 am

    If I had $250 to spend on a watch, I'd probably buy a trendy cool, classic watch instead of a smartwatch.

  67. Oleksii
    June 5, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Yes. Up to me it is a good choice.

  68. Stephen
    June 5, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    I would definitely get a smartwatch (if I had the money to spend on the watch, of course)

  69. djw
    June 5, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    yes

  70. Ramona
    June 5, 2014 at 9:36 am

    I don't think so, is a expensive gadget.

  71. Heather Curtis
    June 5, 2014 at 5:41 am

    If I had $250 at my disposal, I'd absolutely spend it on a smartwatch!! I've been drooling over the concept for a couple of years now. What a convenient and nifty concept! Plus, it'd be awesome being able to talk into my wrist all "Go go Gadget" like and not get weird looks anymore. :P

  72. Larry
    June 5, 2014 at 12:08 am

    probably not.

  73. Darrell Bowman
    June 4, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    If I had the money to spend? Yes, I would consider buying, in particular, the Pebble.

  74. Minta B
    June 4, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Sure, they sound awesome!

  75. Jayendran
    June 4, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Absolutely, a smart watch it will be

  76. Daniel Ooi
    June 4, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Yes I would if the smartwatch is water proof.

  77. David
    June 4, 2014 at 1:53 am

    Yes, I would buy a smartwatch.

  78. greg
    June 3, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    not sure, i would have to research it a lot and find out if it would be something i'd use on a daily basis

  79. Emh-el Leonor
    June 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Yes and I will buy Pebble steel cute design :)

  80. Emh-el L
    June 3, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Yes and i will buy pebble steel its a nice smartwatch cute design :) btw question is this an international giveaway?

  81. John A
    June 3, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Sure, I will spend it.

  82. ita9080
    June 3, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Of course I would buy it, I find super useful

  83. Raghavender Rao
    June 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I would love one too! :)

  84. Alex
    June 2, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Yes I think a smartwatch is pretty useful, but the biggest problem right now is the battery.

    • Robin Lynn C
      June 2, 2014 at 3:14 pm

      I would definitely try a smart watch after reading your review. They are very cool!

  85. Nirmal
    June 2, 2014 at 7:48 am

    I would buy a smartwatch, if it's smart enough, no need to spend that much money on just a fancy watch.

  86. Magnolia B
    June 2, 2014 at 7:20 am

    I tend to wait for prices to drop and the 'kinks' to get worked out of new gadgets before buying.

  87. Paul
    June 1, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    it really depends on how it looks - smart watches still look a bit too much like toys

  88. Mrar A
    June 1, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Yes. I would buy one with that price but the smartwatch must be intelligent enough.

  89. Jon T
    June 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    No not yet. I'd wait a bit longer.

  90. Mallocarray
    May 31, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    I would certainly buy a smartwatch. no need to spend that much money on a watch and not have it be a smartwatch.

  91. Florentin
    May 31, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    I'll waiting some time, isnt a priority.

  92. Subhojoy K
    May 31, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Yeah I would buy a smart watch. I hate analog anyway.

  93. Igor S
    May 31, 2014 at 5:18 am

    Of course I would

  94. Aaron
    May 31, 2014 at 3:46 am

    Yes, but only if it worked with phones universally (unlike the Gear).

  95. Michael
    May 31, 2014 at 1:29 am

    These days 250 for a smart watch is a pretty good price. So if I was going to buy a etch for 250 I think a smart watch would be it.

  96. Katie C
    May 30, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    I would def buy a smart watch. I miss the days of wearing a watch plus it does so much!

  97. Keith W
    May 30, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    No, not yet anyway.

  98. Zemfra
    May 30, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    good luck

  99. Michael Hurt
    May 30, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    If you got the money, might as well just buy a smartwatch!

  100. Michael Hurt
    May 30, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    If you got the money, might as well spend it on a smartwatch!

  101. Ryan B
    May 30, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Of course I would, fashion AND function

  102. Helen
    May 30, 2014 at 9:48 am

    I would definitely buy a smartwatch - a versatile and useful product with future developer potential!

  103. Tony G
    May 30, 2014 at 8:21 am

    yes i would buy a smartwatch if i had to pay $250 for it

  104. Darwin
    May 30, 2014 at 4:36 am

    Yes! I wear my watch everyday.

  105. William C.
    May 30, 2014 at 4:10 am

    probably, after checking the features.

  106. Bill Fleet
    May 30, 2014 at 3:00 am

    Probably not. It's an immature market, and the role of a smartwatch has a lot of defining yet to do. As we figure what we want them to do for us, cost will eventually drop as well.

  107. Wes Hovorka
    May 29, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    I would definitely buy a smartwatch for 250 dollars.

  108. Mary Agloro
    May 29, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    I'm not sure but I certainly think about it!

  109. Kiril Golov
    May 29, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I would definitely buy a smartwatch if I had those money available to me only for the purpose of actually BUYING a watch. However, if I had them in reality to do whatever I wanted, I would save them in order to buy the LG G3 soon :D

  110. Brian K
    May 29, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    They're still too new, I'd wait

  111. Alexander
    May 29, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    I would save that money

  112. Nikki R
    May 29, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    yes depending on features available

  113. Zsolt J
    May 29, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I would never spend $250 on a dumbwatch, so yeah, smartwatch would be the way to go.

  114. Dmitriy S
    May 29, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Maybe

  115. Alfred Chan
    May 29, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    I would probably spend it on other thing else. :)

  116. Julian A.
    May 29, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Yes, if the product had enough features and guaranteed updates to warrant the price.

  117. Mark Hansen
    May 29, 2014 at 4:23 am

    I feel smartwatches still has a ways to go design-wise, so no.

  118. Aj
    May 29, 2014 at 4:16 am

    Why NOT?

  119. Junil M
    May 29, 2014 at 4:07 am

    May be, depends on the type of smartwatch and the support the company gives.

  120. Piggo B
    May 28, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    yes

  121. Mic B
    May 28, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I would never spend $250 on any watch.

  122. Patrick
    May 28, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    I would save that money.

  123. Jean Martel
    May 28, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    I watched the video before filling the entry and will not spend my time to watch it again.

  124. Nair.arjun47
    May 28, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    If I had $250, I would buy a smartwatch, but ones like the Pebble Steel that is actually a reliable and good smartwatch that I would want to use everyday.

  125. Brent Church
    May 28, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Probably not since I don't have a phone that could send notifications to it. It would really depend on the kind of watch though.

  126. Mark
    May 28, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Watches were always jewelry in the first place, and for $250 to have functionality too, I would buy it.

  127. Simeon
    May 28, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    I would wait for the Moto 360

  128. nitin hassija
    May 28, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I would definitely get this one. It has every thing one could expect from a smart watch.

  129. Johnna Rhodus
    May 28, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    If I had the money possibly,but since I don't no. It would be nice to win one though!

  130. TaniaM
    May 28, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Definately YES!

  131. Michael P
    May 28, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Yes, If I had to spend $250 on a watch, it better be more than just a timepiece.

  132. Leoner G
    May 28, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Maybe. It depends if I get this one...

  133. Sean
    May 28, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Yes. Smart watches are a great new direction for watches.

  134. Janice C
    May 28, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Love Technology, so I probably would if I had the 250. to spend.

  135. Varun Narula
    May 28, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    I would buy it around $150 or thereabouts, 250 is on the higher side for a smart watch

  136. Davide Lombardo
    May 28, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Yes, but I think I would wait for the upcomings smartwatches with Android Wear like the gorgeous Moto One

  137. Fuzzy
    May 28, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    I think I'd be interested in a smart watch around $99

  138. Svetlana L
    May 28, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    I'd buy one... I love to try aomething new :)

  139. Isis B
    May 28, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Maybe. It'll be cool to have one.

  140. Chris Taylor
    May 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    If money was no object yes.

  141. Matt
    May 28, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Yes I would

  142. Haryo Indrasmoro
    May 28, 2014 at 11:40 am

    No, i am not sure...

  143. kath g
    May 28, 2014 at 11:25 am

    yes, i would absolutely buy one...it's so much more than a watch. i would love having all it's 'services' on my wrist.

  144. vimmm
    May 28, 2014 at 10:39 am

    I would if it could significantly reduce the screentime on my smartphone

  145. Dave C
    May 28, 2014 at 8:17 am

    If I had to buy a watch, it'd be a smart watch

  146. Adrian0E
    May 28, 2014 at 8:13 am

    I would spend them on a smartwatch if I had them. I would buy the Moto 360 smartwatch or the upcoming LG G Watch.

  147. Darci P
    May 28, 2014 at 7:28 am

    I would love a smart watch yes, I would buy one if I had the funds

  148. professandobey
    May 28, 2014 at 7:12 am

    I definitely would if the Moto 360 turns out to be too expensive.

  149. Kelly N
    May 28, 2014 at 7:01 am

    i like sports watches..running time mostly..thanks

  150. jose benavides
    May 28, 2014 at 6:30 am

    I would most surely spend 250 dollars on a smart watch.. I like the features and style..

  151. D.Petch
    May 28, 2014 at 5:59 am

    I am not sure. Depends on the watch!

  152. Philip Y
    May 28, 2014 at 5:57 am

    $250 for a watch, smart or not is a bit steep. Unless it is a giveaway :D

  153. Alan Hemmingson
    May 28, 2014 at 5:46 am

    Like most, I would like to try a smartwatch, but don't think the technology is quite there yet.

  154. clovis olga
    May 28, 2014 at 5:40 am

    No!

  155. Bill
    May 28, 2014 at 4:24 am

    ehhh, maybe.

  156. Avisha Beeharreea
    May 28, 2014 at 4:23 am

    If I have an extra 250 dollars then yes i would! But it isn't a priority!

  157. Ronda R
    May 28, 2014 at 4:03 am

    If I had the money, I probably would. The money is the biggest part.

  158. Nena S
    May 28, 2014 at 3:57 am

    If I had $250 to spend, I would definitely love to buy a smart watch!

  159. Luis Z
    May 28, 2014 at 3:13 am

    Probably not. I think I'd rather get a Daniel Wellington.

  160. Maegan Morin
    May 28, 2014 at 3:04 am

    I personally wouldnt spend 250.00 on myself for a watch but I know that my husband would definately spend that much or more on a smart watch. He really wants one.

  161. Mary M.
    May 28, 2014 at 2:53 am

    No. It is a very interesting watch, but I prefer a more traditional watch.

  162. G
    May 28, 2014 at 2:38 am

    Yes Yes and YESS!

  163. Grace s.
    May 28, 2014 at 2:21 am

    I think a smartwatch would be fantastic. If I had an extra $250 however I probably would use it for something practical like "food".

  164. Wayne M
    May 28, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Why not get what very few will have for a long time.

  165. Angela H
    May 28, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Yes

  166. Dave W
    May 28, 2014 at 1:24 am

    Yes.

  167. David Yang
    May 28, 2014 at 12:38 am

    If I had to spend that much, yes I would.

  168. TxdoHaek
    May 28, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Possibly, if the rumors of the Moto 360 being $250 are true...

  169. Ira
    May 27, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Yes, I would buy.

  170. Jarred S
    May 27, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    I probably would not spend the money for a smart watch

  171. Martin W
    May 27, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    If I had to spend that much on a watch I don't think I would choose a smartwatch just yet. If I had to spend a grand on watches a smartwatch might be among my choices.

  172. Joanna K
    May 27, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    If I won $25 for a watch, yes I would buy a smartwatch. Because it would be very neat to own one and learn how it works.

  173. NK
    May 27, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    If I had the money, then hell yeas I would buy one!

  174. Steve
    May 27, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    I easily spend near that on a GOOD watch, for dress. Most of my Work watches are in the $100 range. $250 isn't to bad for a watch "and" a toy.

  175. k p
    May 27, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    I wouldn't buy one.

  176. lp
    May 27, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    probably not at this time. later maybe

  177. Rick
    May 27, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    No, I probably would not spend that much on the current batch of Smart Watches.

  178. Jitendra A
    May 27, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Ofcourse!

  179. Miguel E
    May 27, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    I would. Y not get functionality for the money.

  180. Bogdan
    May 27, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Sure!!!

  181. Alex
    May 27, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Yes i would buy a smartwatch

  182. Lucian C
    May 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    yes i would buy a smartwatch if i had to pay $250 for it

  183. diane
    May 27, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    yes

  184. Jacob
    May 27, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Yes because I have been waiting for this ever since I saw Dick Tracy's watch as a child!

  185. Giuseppe P
    May 27, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    no I don't like smartwach in this moment.. I'll wait for better devices

  186. David S
    May 27, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    I would definitely buy a smartwatch. I like the features and if you are spending that much on a watch, might as well have it be able to do something besides tell time.

  187. Hunter
    May 27, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    To be honest, I would not buy a smart watch. I actually have a watch collection, about 20 pieces strong. I prefer having watches that stand out, aside from general tech trends. Sundial, LED, etc. While a smart watch is "different", I feel that buying something almost identical to my smart phone is just a flash of my money to others.. and it will increasingly become common. I enjoy looking at automatic movements, having conversation pieces, and preserving traditional timekeeping.

  188. curiouskit10
    May 27, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    I would probably buy a nicer watch than I can get in a smartwatch for the money (though the fact that this thing has good high water resistance is one of my first criteria).

  189. Carol Diane Cross
    May 27, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I probably would!

  190. Paul-kristjan A
    May 27, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    I would buy a smartwatch with my 250 dollars if I have all other necessities.

  191. ken
    May 27, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    200

  192. Emma Rina
    May 27, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    I would buy a smartwatch!

  193. Spencer Rosengarten
    May 27, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    If I had the $250 to spend, yes I would buy a smartwatch. Would I buy a pebble? That depends on how good the LG watch (which should debut today) and the Moto 360 are in terms of power & coolness per dollar comparison to the Pebble.

  194. David Haug
    May 27, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Probably wouldn't buy one yet. Phone seems to fill the bill right now. But if I win one, I would use it.

  195. Janos
    May 27, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    I woul buy a smartwatch, if they'd prove to be durable enough, and would prefer a circular design

  196. Reshard
    May 27, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    I would absolutely buy a smartwatch! I am very excited to have this technology finally reach the consumer. It will likely revolutionize the way we do things, similar to how the cell phone has affected our world.

  197. Jason P
    May 27, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I wouldn't mind a smartwatch, so yeah I should buy one.

  198. Steve Montgomery
    May 27, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    I'd definitely pick up one of these if I had $250 to spend on a new watch. I like the features on the Pebble Steel as well as the clean, quality look to the device.

  199. Alona Y
    May 27, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    I would definitely get a smartwatch if I had to spend $250 on a watch, it would be amazing to have that technology on your wrist!

  200. Ravi M
    May 27, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    No, but 100$ sounds good to me

  201. Benedikt Falke
    May 27, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Well, if i had 250$ to spend on a watchm sure i would buy me a smart watch.

  202. Jonas Eikeland
    May 27, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Yes

  203. Mary Beth E
    May 27, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    I'd need to think about that--if the money was specifically for a watch, then Yes!

  204. Josh G
    May 27, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    I have a Sony SmartWatch (1), proprietary cable to charge, only lasts a day or two on a charge, kind of a pain.

    I want a watch that's not too big, does everything (heartrate, GPS, clock, timer, stopwatch, etc) that doesn't need to be charged all the time.

  205. Joseph G
    May 27, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    If said smartwatch looked like this or the moto360 and was just as responsive and well designed, I'd definitely purchase one. The Pebble Steel had me at 'stainless steel.' Call me a timepiece purist but I like smartwatches to look like watches (currently own a Citizen Eco-Drive) first and show off their technical features second. It's 2014. No reason why the two can't coexist and I feel like we've finally arrived.

  206. Ria A
    May 27, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Yes, i would if the smartwatch are reliable!

  207. Xenios
    May 27, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Ofcourse I would !!!

  208. Tom S
    May 27, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    No, no one HAS to spend $250 on a watch. Especially ones that have to be recharged so often.

  209. Renee D
    May 27, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    yes, if the smart watch met lots of criteria and was proven reliable and effective

  210. Luc S
    May 27, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    $250 for a smartwatch? yup, count me in!

  211. peter
    May 27, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Positutley

  212. Tina F
    May 27, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    yes I definately would I have wanted one since they come out They are so cool and would come in so handy.It would be ideal for when Im in meetings and I get notified.

  213. Carol C
    May 27, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    If it had the style of a "dress" watch and still retained "smart" functionality with little hassle for the user, then yes. I think the technology still has a way to go before we'll see a watch like that though.

  214. May
    May 27, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Yes, I would buy it because it is so neat!

  215. Rebecca P
    May 27, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    I would now that I know they're that cheap! I assumed they were super expensive.

  216. Denis K
    May 27, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    No, the price is quite high

  217. John
    May 27, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Yes I would buy a smartwatch that was reliable.

  218. Boet
    May 27, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I'm already saving up for the Pebble Steel

  219. Aeon
    May 27, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Yessir.

  220. Mike
    May 27, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Most definitely!

  221. devin
    May 27, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Been looking at picking one up. The steel looks pretty nice. Top of my list now.

  222. Tony V
    May 27, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Until there are standalone watches that do not need to pair with a phone, I find the price to be a bit high.

  223. Zinoviya Obizuyk
    May 27, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Yes i would! I’d buy this Pebble

  224. Richard B
    May 27, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Maybe.

  225. UbuntuBhoy
    May 27, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    I didn't used to think I would but after using a Metwatch for a short while I love the convenience that a smartwatch gives.

  226. Wally Krasiy
    May 27, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Yeah, but only if it look like a "serious" watch you can wear with a suit

  227. Victor Obizuyk
    May 27, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Yes, I would like to try

  228. Mukola Obizuyk
    May 27, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Yes, I would like to try

  229. Diego Espinosa
    May 27, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Yes I would

  230. Mikhail
    May 27, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    I would buy it only for 150$ and in black case

  231. Crax P
    May 27, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Yes i would! I'd buy this Pebble beauty, i'm in love!

  232. Cheryl Chere
    May 27, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Sure...if I had an extra $250 to spend on a watch, this one looks good :)

  233. Aaron Myers
    May 27, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I probably wouldn't. Lots of things higher up my list would make the cut. Of course, if it truly added to the usefulness of my phone, it might be worth it.

  234. Michael
    May 27, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    A smartwatch indeed for that amount of dough.

  235. Carl D
    May 27, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Not sure i'll buy one, but seems nice!

  236. Tate S
    May 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    I think not, I'd save up for a little bit more and buy One Plus ONE smartphone when it comes out

  237. Dmitriy
    May 27, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Would. Definitely would.

  238. Rick H
    May 27, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    not sure if I would as there are many other gadgets I would want first.

  239. Natalie
    May 27, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    I would consider buying a smart watch if it meets my needs.

  240. BlessedTA
    May 27, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    No.

  241. Brit McKay
    May 27, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    If I had $250 to burn, absolutely.

  242. Isaac C
    May 27, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Yes, I would like to try

  243. tonygreene113
    May 27, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    No, I would buy two weeks of food instead.

  244. Stephen L
    May 27, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Oh yes indeedy!

  245. Justin
    May 27, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Absolutely

  246. Greg Haller
    May 27, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Can't say if I would buy one or not. Really not sure.

  247. Rahul
    May 27, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Ofcourse Yes..

  248. Alessio A
    May 27, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Yeah! I love technology and smartwatch :)

  249. Ron Ablang
    May 27, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    If I had $250, I would most definitely NOT spend it on a smartwatch. I'd wait for them to come down in price.

  250. zaid Merchant
    May 27, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    No i would rather save it to buy the next flagship smartphone!!

  251. Dror
    May 27, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Of course I would! :)

  252. Jason M
    May 27, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Yea, they're starting to look pretty useful!

  253. Teresa
    May 27, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Oh yes!

  254. David V
    May 27, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Yes. I certainly would.

  255. John G
    May 27, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    I think I would.

  256. Cass
    May 27, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Yes I would!

  257. Pranav G
    May 27, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    this is one hell of a gadget...

  258. Nicholas S
    May 27, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    I'd certainly buy a smartwatch for $250 especially if it looked like a real watch.

  259. Colin Hong
    May 27, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Pebble is an awesome watch that I would die for...

  260. Sharon S
    May 27, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    would love to wear one and enjoy the comments of other people on the style and look of the watch thanks for giveaway

  261. Simone
    May 27, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Probably yes, but maybe less than 250$

  262. Laureen M
    May 27, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Definitely! Its fun and its stylish plus its efficient.

  263. Brandon Young
    May 27, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Yes I would it would make life easier and allow for better communication in daily and work life

  264. Paul T
    May 27, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I love Pebble it's amazing and i really buy one! ... <3

  265. S Ahmed
    May 27, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Yes, for sure!

  266. Dave
    May 27, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Yes, but probably on the moto360

  267. lorraine clayton
    May 27, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Is it more of a gimmick than status symbol? I want to give it a try

  268. Helcio J
    May 27, 2014 at 11:25 am

    I'd definetely get one. ;)

  269. Linda Peavy
    May 27, 2014 at 11:23 am

    I would love to buy a Pebble!

  270. ?????? ?
    May 27, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Yes.

  271. Jedrzej
    May 27, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Yes, definitely. It is the high time to unleash the power of wearable technology.

  272. Vedran M
    May 27, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Absolutely, I have watch all the time, and a smartwatch would be nice addition.

  273. Miguel Almeida
    May 27, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Yes, for sure!

  274. Stacey D
    May 27, 2014 at 11:14 am

    I most definatley would buy a smart watch I have been looking into these and they are very cool

  275. Jonathan S
    May 27, 2014 at 11:13 am

    No! I would buy a classic watch.

  276. Colin
    May 27, 2014 at 11:11 am

    probably not

  277. Wesley Files
    May 27, 2014 at 11:06 am

    I'm not into mechanical watches enough to spend $250 on those, so yes it would definitely be a smartwatch!

  278. Candice MOntgomery
    May 27, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Probably not, I rarely wear a watch these days.

  279. Kelly Rivett
    May 27, 2014 at 10:42 am

    With that much money I would get a watch that I know will work, a quality watch with style that I know will last a while. One that could let me keep track of time in two places so I can know what time of the day my heart is beating on the other side of the world. If technology is sound I know its safe and works I would consider a smartwatch. I'm all for multitasking and keeping on top of things. With this watch I could keep track of emails even in the classroom and the kids wouldnt know a thing.

  280. raymond crisostomo
    May 27, 2014 at 10:37 am

    of course and i would definitely buy pebble!

  281. Brenda Penton
    May 27, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Yes, I would. I'm not a big fan of watches, so if I was going to be buying one I'd want something I would find useful.

  282. Mai Tran
    May 27, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I'd rather invest in a Suunto watch.

  283. JeffC
    May 27, 2014 at 9:52 am

    No, I probably wouldn't.

  284. Nadine Bongio
    May 27, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Yes, I would buy this watch if I had $250.00 to spend!

  285. Stan Papusa
    May 27, 2014 at 9:42 am

    If i had the $250 to spare then hell yeah - i would buy a smartwatch and seeing your review i'd probably go for the Pebble! :)

  286. Tanvir C
    May 27, 2014 at 9:32 am

    If I had to buy I would buy the Pebble Smartwatch

  287. Beh H
    May 27, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Yes, definitely.

  288. Nabil Z
    May 27, 2014 at 9:18 am

    250 $ it's too much money to spend on a gadget

  289. Emil
    May 27, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Yes, I would!

  290. Effie
    May 27, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Yes, I would buy the Pebble, since it's waterproof, I wouldn't have to take it off on every occasion.

  291. Sisyphia
    May 27, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Yes I would buy a smartwatch

  292. Tomas P
    May 27, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Yes, definitely

  293. Graipher
    May 27, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Would definitely buy it. Even more so if it had backlight...

  294. Vic L
    May 27, 2014 at 8:07 am

    If 250 bucks will be allotted to my budget, I will definitely buy one.

  295. David S
    May 27, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Yes because a good ordinary watch costs about the same as a Pebble Steel! So I might as well get a Pebble Steel...or in this case, win a Pebble Steel!

  296. Vašek L
    May 27, 2014 at 7:34 am

    definitely, preferably peeble

  297. Nikša T
    May 27, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Yes I would buy a smarthwatch

  298. Irving R
    May 27, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Yes I would!

  299. Eric R
    May 27, 2014 at 7:22 am

    No because Inlive on a fixed income

  300. Kristof P
    May 27, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Yes off course I would!

  301. jack
    May 27, 2014 at 6:49 am

    Rather unlikely, but who knows if I ever find myself spending $250 on a watch.

  302. Kin Song Chan
    May 27, 2014 at 6:48 am

    To be frank (in view of so many posts by supporters of a smart watch), I won't. Nowadays we can buy a smartphone or even a tablet with superior quality at less than $250 (think Xiaomi). And a smart watch just... doesn't seem to have much valid functionalities besides being an accessory to wow friends and win a few conversations. Perhaps it's still at its infant stage, and I don't see what 'real' good can it do yet. So no -- I won't buy a smart watch with $250. If the price drops in the future, I will consider again. :)

  303. Juan Herrera
    May 27, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Of course I would, it's one of my dreams

  304. John D
    May 27, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Yeah, sure, like it!

  305. Stephanie
    May 27, 2014 at 6:10 am

    Yes, I definitely would get a smart watch. They are pretty cool!

  306. Prince
    May 27, 2014 at 6:06 am

    Yes of course i would buy this job … but I prefer getting this giveway :)

  307. Anand P
    May 27, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Of Course Yes, a Regular Premium Watches only provide time and Some other Ordinary features.
    But Buying a Smart Watch is a Smart Decision.
    Smart Watch Provides more features and functionality compare to a regular one.

  308. Adly A
    May 27, 2014 at 5:36 am

    No, maybe not.

  309. Peter W
    May 27, 2014 at 5:35 am

    No. If I had $250 to spend on a watch (smartwatch or other) I would put the money into savings. Now that isn't to say that if I were to WIN it or get it as a gift I wouldn't use it and sing MakeUseOf in praise to the heavens above but...

  310. Ismael R
    May 27, 2014 at 5:20 am

    $250 for a smart watch? Yes...but I'd likely choose one with more features, space, and a sleeker UI. I'm not all that big a fan of all the buttons.

  311. Geovanna Toliver
    May 27, 2014 at 5:05 am

    Truthfully, right now, I can't see myself spending $250 on a smartwatch.

  312. Shane H
    May 27, 2014 at 4:44 am

    I would definitely buy a smartwatch, im a tech head all the way and a smartwatch would make it that much easier!

  313. Huku
    May 27, 2014 at 4:38 am

    Definitely!

  314. Harish A
    May 27, 2014 at 4:28 am

    I am on the urge of buying a smartwatch but i don't have $250 but rather $150 i was going to buy the pebble when i came across that it's build quality is not that good so if i had $250 yes i would spend it on a smart watch and it will be the pebble steel

  315. Thomas Stachelski
    May 27, 2014 at 4:17 am

    Yes, I would.

  316. Misel
    May 27, 2014 at 4:09 am

    Of course I would... but I prefer getting this one :-P

  317. Abhishek
    May 27, 2014 at 3:37 am

    Awesome smart watch

  318. Victor
    May 27, 2014 at 3:06 am

    Yes, I would spend that much on a watch.

  319. Bill McGovern
    May 27, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Buying a smartwatch would be the only option for ever wearing a watch again.

  320. Ari B.
    May 27, 2014 at 2:43 am

    I'm torn between a smartwatch and a fitness monitor like thr Nike Fuelband

  321. Ajarn D
    May 27, 2014 at 1:51 am

    This is really Awesome. I would love to win this. I do not need the games but I need any business apps that this smart watch has.

  322. MikeB
    May 27, 2014 at 1:47 am

    If I had $250 to spend on a watch, I might.

  323. Warren B
    May 27, 2014 at 1:41 am

    Yes I would, It would be kinda cool because I could move some of the functions of my phone to my watch, and it would be far more convenient in many aspects to keep track of things.

  324. Ciprian H
    May 27, 2014 at 1:29 am

    There's no doubt about it!

  325. paulie
    May 27, 2014 at 1:18 am

    dont know as im not a watch guy, but im wanting a smart watch

  326. Toby
    May 27, 2014 at 1:12 am

    Definitely. I've got my Seiko for going out. But a Pebble would be awesome for day to day.

  327. Charlita M
    May 27, 2014 at 1:03 am

    I pay off a bill. Lots of other devices do almost the same things.

  328. Corry F
    May 27, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Being a watch fanatic, if I had $250 I would definitely buy a smartwatch, and based on my internet research and word of mouth reviews I would be looking at getting the pebble steel.

  329. Joel
    May 27, 2014 at 12:49 am

    With $250, I would wait for the Moto 360!

  330. Joel
    May 27, 2014 at 12:49 am

    With $250, I would wait for the Moto 360!

  331. Juan M
    May 27, 2014 at 12:44 am

    yes i would get a smart watch rather than a standard watch

  332. Yusef H
    May 27, 2014 at 12:35 am

    If I spent a lot of money for a watch, it'd be either a smartwatch like the Pebble Steel, or a watch that'll become a family heirloom. Either way, once and done for my life. I don't have money to waste.

  333. Josh Hudson
    May 27, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Yes, I believe that I would!

  334. crt
    May 27, 2014 at 12:24 am

    I collect watches and would certainly get a smartwatch for $250

  335. Wei Lian L
    May 27, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Yes. I have never tried a smart watch before. Would definitely give it a try.

  336. Sonny David Huab
    May 27, 2014 at 12:21 am

    definitely yes :)

  337. Jim Morgan
    May 27, 2014 at 12:20 am

    I wouldn't normally spend that much on a watch ( Timex and Casio watches still keep perfectly good time).

  338. Brady W
    May 27, 2014 at 12:16 am

    I would spend it on a wireless router.

  339. Anthony Russo
    May 27, 2014 at 12:06 am

    I'd buy a Pebble.

  340. Jose Barron
    May 26, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Yes I would. =)

  341. Denis K.
    May 26, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Nope, better save for a new graphics card :)

  342. Cutler C
    May 26, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    I would get one if I had !250 to burn on a watch, just because I'm not a watch guy, and getting a smart watch is a nice start!

  343. András K
    May 26, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    probably not

  344. Kim M
    May 26, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Yes I would.

  345. Manny
    May 26, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    I own the original Pebble, and I love it. However, I don;t love it to the tune of $250

  346. Nicholas T
    May 26, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    no, i wouldn't buy a smartwatch yet. I'd put it towards a new TV instead.

  347. Anthony
    May 26, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    sure, I'd pay $250 if the watch were smart

  348. Hugh Glenn
    May 26, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Let me cut to the chase: Pebble is a pretty piece of plastic that serves as a watch (as long as it is FREQUENTLY charged). Purchasing a Pebble was a huge disappointment: My Pebble arrived DOA. At this point the bad news began.

    There is no access to tech support at Pebble via telephone. You must depend upon multiple e-mails. Count on a couple of days before receiving a reply. Moreover, the support you receive is WORTHLESS. Your e-mail will direct you to You Tube and web pages, which you already viewed and read trying to get the watch to work. Eventually, if you are lucky, you will receive an "invitation" to return the watch and receive a replacement--not a new watch but a refurbished one.

    I rejected the invitation and asked for a refund. This message was ignored FOUR times. I contacted my credit card company and filed a dispute. It was only AFTER I filed the dispute that I received the "invitation" to receive a replacement, which I declined and returned the watch.

    Conclusion: To know the time by looking at a pretty piece of plastic, you may like Pebble. But if your watch does not work properly, you will need divine intervention to receive any useful technical support or to find out how to return the watch for a refund. I found nothing to recommend this company or its product. If you want a Smartwatch, I'd wait for the iWatch from Apple.

  349. Jón Bjarnason
    May 26, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    nope

  350. Brian
    May 26, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Sounds Like a lot of fun!

  351. Andrew
    May 26, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    If I was spending $250 on a watch, I'd probably get a smartwatch, but I probably wouldn't spend that much on a watch in the first place.

  352. Daniel V
    May 26, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    I wouldn't. I really couldn't imagine myself enjoying & living day-to-day with a watch.

  353. Mike Bisceglia
    May 26, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    If I had the cash to throw at a smartwatch I absolutely would!

  354. Ken
    May 26, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I wear watches all the time. I'd wear one just for the geek value!

  355. Zivar R
    May 26, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    sure why not

  356. addy
    May 26, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Not sure I'd spend all that money on a watch, but if I were shopping specifically for smartwacthes, I'd definitely go for a Pebble. My goal: girlfriend of the year!

  357. Simon
    May 26, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Yes I would.

  358. robert
    May 26, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    no way

  359. Alexandru S
    May 26, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Absolutely yes!

  360. Endracion
    May 26, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    100% yes, if I'm spending that kind of money, I'm looking for features and a smartwatch is the only kind that will fit the bill.

  361. Jared Turner
    May 26, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    If I also had a smartphone

  362. Thomas Nguyen
    May 26, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I haven't worn a watch in years and considering how neat the Pebble Steel is, I would definitely buy it.

  363. Abraham Carrasco
    May 26, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I would definitely buy a smartwatch if I had the $250. I suffer from hectic college days and oftentimes, especially in full buses, I just can't pick up my phone, even though I want to check my message or control my music. There are also plenty of situations where pulling out a phone is frowned upon. This watch would certainly facilitate that.

  364. Jo-anne P
    May 26, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    I would never spend $250 on a watch but on a smartwatch hell ya. I am such a tech whore I cannot help myself.

  365. Ronald C
    May 26, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    I doubt it. I would be more likely to spend it on a chronograph and leave the smartwatch functions to my phone.

  366. Andrea Beneventi
    May 26, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Actually not

  367. mklopez
    May 26, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    YES!

  368. Phil
    May 26, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    If I had the money I would definitely buy a smartwatch.

  369. Eric M
    May 26, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    I guess if I had $250 laying around and nothing better to spend it on, I would buy a smart watch. Right now I do not wear a watch and use my phone when I need to see the time.

  370. Carol O
    May 26, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    If I had $250 to spend on a Pebble smart watch I would buy it if I had a smartphone, at the moment I do not.

  371. Bernadette Barter
    May 26, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    You betcha! Boy that would make sooo many things so much easier and cut down on all those extra devices by combining a lot of it in one little teeny watch that looks very stylish too btw. Thanks for the chance!

  372. Jeremy F
    May 26, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I probably wouldn't. But I'll take a free one....

  373. Scott M
    May 26, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    I'd have to wait on this tech, but I do think it's neat!

  374. Guillermo
    May 26, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Yes. I would.

  375. Debbie Bashford
    May 26, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    I think I would if I had the money to spend on it

  376. Tehuel T
    May 26, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    I would definitely buy one if i had the money. The pebble It's an awesome little device

  377. Arena Thompson
    May 26, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Yup! I love multitaskers, and love tech so it would be a perfect match :)

  378. moorandro
    May 26, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    I'd definitely bouy a smart one!

  379. Stephen Saad
    May 26, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I would definitely buy a smartwatch, since they could do so much more for me than just tell time.

  380. Athena
    May 26, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I haven't worn a watch for awhile now and like it, but a smart watch might be what brings me back to wearing one.

  381. Sophia
    May 26, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    yes

  382. Rok V
    May 26, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    I would definitely rather buy a smart watch than a normal one.

  383. Aaron
    May 26, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I haven't worn a watch in many years. If I was going to buy a watch now it would definitely be a smartwatch. For me it's more about function than fashion - not that I don't find this watch to be very attractive.

  384. Ajith Sen
    May 26, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Yes, definitely.

  385. Julio Cesar R
    May 26, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Yes, I'd buy! I want a Peeble Smartwatch!

  386. Bill M
    May 26, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Normally I wouldn't spend that much on a watch but for this I might

  387. Mircea F
    May 26, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Not now. I'd wait for a few more years.

  388. Haravind kumar
    May 26, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Don't know but, if i win it that would be great.

  389. ameirah
    May 26, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    yup, for my man. he would think it''s awesome.... like i do too

  390. Ed
    May 26, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Unlikely

  391. M
    May 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Honestly, probably not. Do you know how many books I could buy with 250$? Also, the first thing I would do with the pebble is change the strap -steel's too masculin and the leather's not waterproof.

  392. Donna Cooper
    May 26, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    I definitely buy a smartwatch

  393. B. Lerner
    May 26, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    If I had $250 to spend on a watch -- Absolutely!

  394. Steve
    May 26, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I'd need serious convincing to by any watch for $250. My concerns would be durability, cost of repair, battery longevity, comfort, novelty or useful, upgradeability when it starts to feel out of date, and resell value.

  395. Dmitry
    May 26, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Yes, I'd buy! Pebble Steel Smartwatch is a great device!

  396. MarkTGT
    May 26, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Maybe in the future when it can have more apps and memory.

  397. Dan D
    May 26, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    That's a bit too expensive for me to consider a smartwatch at that price.

  398. Ryan Foster
    May 26, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    If I had $250 and was required to buy a watch with it, yes, I would buy a smart watch. A $250 regular watch seems way overpriced to me, and not nearly as cool as a smart watch :P

  399. Rick McClenthen
    May 26, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    If I could only spend it on a watch, I would by a Smart Watch to enhance my Android smart phone experience

  400. Va D
    May 26, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I don't think I would.

  401. Boris B
    May 26, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Not right now, maybe later

  402. Bjørnar B
    May 26, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    maybe

  403. Paul V
    May 26, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Not sure, but if I win one I will definitely use it.

  404. Maarten D
    May 26, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    I would buy a drone, not a smartwatch :)

  405. Harindu M
    May 26, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    This one!

  406. Lisa M
    May 26, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    not sure I'd buy a smart watch yet.... but to win one and use it for a while, that might change my mind!

  407. Debbie F
    May 26, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    No I wouldn't spend $250 on a smart watch.

  408. Raul Jara
    May 26, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Not right now, maybe later

  409. John C
    May 26, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    None yet.

  410. Travis Faulkner
    May 26, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Yeah if I could keep it away from the wife. She's just gonna spend it on diapers and food. I got other priorities.

  411. M. Adams
    May 26, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Would I spend $250 on a smartwatch? Yes. Would I have done so in 2013? Probably not. Would I do so in 2014? Probably so. The technology is coming along, and I'd be excited to be an early adopter not just for the sake of being an early adopter, but also so I could tinker with one, write apps, and so forth.

  412. Gord
    May 26, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    I would need to have one for a trial period first, before I would spend $250 FOR A SMART WATCH.

  413. Antonio Ruiz Garcia
    May 26, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    I think that there's no smartwatch yet that I would like to buy.

  414. Pat Drouillard
    May 26, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    sure would

  415. Stéphane F
    May 26, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    If I had 250$ to invest on a watch, I would consider a smartwatch, but it would not be my only choice as I am very picky and need something that is built robust enough.

  416. Jono M
    May 26, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    i dont think im ready to pay that for a watch yet...

  417. Rafael Kireyev
    May 26, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    sure

  418. Anne F
    May 26, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    I would love to give it a try!

  419. Vinay Siddapura
    May 26, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Already a kickstarter user so spending $250 for a smart watch with only change in looks needs persuading..

  420. Jack Craig
    May 26, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Nah, probably a nice mechanical Seiko. but if i were to WIN a smart-watch i'd try it out!

  421. Jerick
    May 26, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    The features are still very light but if it covers the basics like e-mail notifications, it's not half-bad, I suppose. The graphics however seem like an 8-bit downgrade but it's what makes it unique!

  422. Catherine M
    May 26, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Looks good BUT I think I would hold back spending my money for another 6-months or so. So many things change so quickly, I want to see what else is coming out.

  423. Rhonda C
    May 26, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Absolutely! Being able to play Asteroids from my wrist is totally worth every penny! Haha. Seriously though, if I *had* to spend $250 on a watch, I'd buy the Pebble.

  424. Ahmad Shawki Hasan
    May 26, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    I don't think so, I'd probably get a tablet...

  425. Brent MacLeod
    May 26, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    If I had $250 I don't think I'd buy a smartwatch yet. It would still be nice to win one.

  426. Ron
    May 26, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    I don't think so. Early adopters get bling value, but not as much content value. Wait a year or two ad one will get much more in a smart watch than is currently available.

  427. Vala
    May 26, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    yes

  428. Colleen B
    May 26, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Yes I would.

  429. Rachel K
    May 26, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    I'm not sure. I'd need to know I was going to use it properly to warrant the expense.

  430. Don
    May 26, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Nope, I'd get a nice GPS watch

  431. Darrah Bailey
    May 26, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Yes I would :)

  432. Ryan W
    May 26, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    For $250, it'd better have some smart features.

  433. Anthony
    May 26, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    I would definitely consider buying a smart watch, and possibly a Pebble - it covers the basics I'd want.

  434. Ben
    May 26, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    If I had $250 to spend on a watch, I would probably buy a smart watch since I would be able to integrate it so well with all of the other tech that I carry around with me at all times!

  435. Tejash C
    May 26, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I dont think so! I'd prefer investing in a smartphone!

  436. C Yeh
    May 26, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Yep, I'd totally buy a smart watch!

  437. Mihir C
    May 26, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Of course, yes!

  438. Emeric
    May 26, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Sure I want to give a try! And this watch has a very nice look.....It would be like Xmass in july ;)

  439. Peter
    May 26, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    I'll probably wait for another iteration ... to make them even more useful. The next gen watches will have all ther kinks ironed out.

  440. John
    May 26, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Absolutely! The benefits of notifications, remote controls, and utilities right on your wrist makes a smartwatch the best smartphone accessory. Add a bluetooth headset and now you're even more connected.

  441. Mcoi A
    May 26, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    I would definitely buy a smartwatch if I had $250.

  442. Cass
    May 26, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Yeah, if I'm spending that much money, it better be a smart watch.

  443. Nikhil N
    May 26, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    I would buy a 250$ smartwatch only if its providing me with equivalent worthy features . :-)

  444. Justin
    May 26, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Sure, I'd buy one.

  445. Lisa B
    May 26, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    No, I would buy a conventional watch

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