Left: Pebble Steel. right: original plastic Pebble

Left: Pebble Steel. right: original plastic Pebble

If you like the functionality of the Pebble smartwatch but are less keen on the plastic finish, it looks like you won’t have long to wait for a metal version. We’ve seen a couple of leaks of the Pebble Steel, seemingly the exact same innards as the existing Pebble watch but with a stainless steel casing and Gorilla Glass.

There are said to be two versions, one in brushed stainless steel (shown alongside the original plastic version above) and a matte black one (shown below the fold) … 

Matte black version

Matte black version

The Pebble Steel is expected to come with a choice of metal and leather straps, and to retain the waterproofing of the plastic model.

We’re guessing it will be officially unveiled sometime this week at CES. It is said to be priced at $240 – a hundred bucks more than the original – and to be available from the end of the month.

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