updated 09:26 am EST, Mon January 6, 2014
Should be announced later today
Just ahead of a planned announcement later today, Pebble's new watch -- the Steel -- has reportedly leaked to the public. Its name stems from a switch from a plastic housing to metal. Two colors options are expected: one using brushed stainless steel, and another painted matte black.
The Steel should retain the waterproofing of its plastic counterpart, and also gain Corning's Gorilla Glass, improving the durability of its e-ink screen. Buyers are expected to have a choice between metal and leather straps. Pricing for the Steel is said to be $240, a full $100 more than the original Pebble. A launch is anticipated by the end of January.