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Pebble Steel (401BLR, 401SLR)

Pebble Steel (401BLR, 401SLR)
alaScore 90

381 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 381 reviews of Pebble Steel (401BLR, 401SLR). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the Pebble Steel (401BLR, 401SLR) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Pebble Steel (401BLR, 401SLR) from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Smart Watches on

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pebble Steel Smart Watch - Brushed Stainless SteelPebble Steel Smart Watch - Brushed Stainless Steel

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Damien McFerran (

Pebble Steel


Is Pebble's metal smartwatch the one you need around your wrist?

Works with Android and iOS ; Excellent battery life ; Easy to use

Monochrome design ; Only Cosmetically different from cheaper Pebble

The only downside of this system is that if you happen to lose this cable, you have no means of recharging the watch unless you purchase another; in the past, we've seen Sony's smartwatches use the now-ubiquitous Micro-USB port, which is a better...

Oct, 2014

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Pebble Steel review


Is the Pebble Steel the best smartwatch to buy?

iPhone & Android support ; Professional design ; Always-on display

Limited functions ; No killer feature ; No touchscreen

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

Pebble Steel review


Pebble has followed up the launch of its original smartwatch with the Pebble Steel, a smartwatch for grown-ups which, as the name suggests, is crafted from stainless steel rather than plastic. As a piece of technology the Pebble Steel is fantastic. It...

Premium design, metal and leather straps included, ease of use, expanding apps library, phone sync recognises multiple Pebble devices

Slow menu, apps don't offer much unless you can find one that really makes a difference for you, iOS notifications are all or nothing

As a piece of technology the Pebble Steel is fantastic. It delivers the same brilliant experience as the original Pebble in a device that looks far more premium. However with that discreet new look comes a different way of using the device - an issue...

Mar, 2014

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Pebble Steel review


Less is more with Pebble's second smartwatch - wish list wristwear doesn't come better than this

Comfortable, looks like a real watch ; Five day battery life ; iOS and Android compatible ; App store has bags of potential

More expensive than original Pebble ; Screen could be a bit bigger

Future features meet a familiar watch form - the Pebble Steel is the best smartwatch you can buy

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

Hands-on: Pebble Steel review (video) - Pocket-lint


We slip the Pebble Steel on to our wrist and it's cold. It might be because the spokeswomen from the company has just hot-footed it from the Venetian to

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : John McCann (

Pebble Steel review


An E-ink screen lost in a sea of colour

Easy to read in direct sunlight ; Waterproof ; Designer style ; 4 day battery life

Only 8 apps at a time ; Not a touchscreen ; Limited functionality

The Steel gets the core smartwatch functions right; customisable notification control, decent battery life and simple operation. It lacks features compared to the competition, but its reserved design means it'll blend into your life.

Feb, 2015

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Expert review by : David Ludlow (

Pebble Steel review


Simple, sophisticated and with iPhone and Android support, the Pebble Steel is the best smartwatch we've used

While the Pebble Steel (and any smartwatch for that matter) isn't going to replace an expensive 'real' watch as a designer piece of jewelry, it is a great everyday watch. Its simplicity and monochrome screen are its strengths, giving you a long-lasting...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

Pebble Steel review


Once again, I've come back to the Pebble Steel.

A classic, sharp-looking design; works with iPhones and Android phones; screen readable in bright daylight; swim- and shower-friendly; built-in pedometer for persistent fitness tracking; wide variety of quirky apps.

Older technology compared to competition; onboard storage limited to eight apps at a time; still requires charging twice a week; lacks heart-rate monitor or more advanced fitness features.

The competition is advancing fast, but the geeky-cool, functional, and affordable Pebble Steel's conservative approach still works.

Nov, 2014

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Expert review by : Chris Martin (

Pebble Steel smartwatch review


The Pebble Steel is a stylish alternative to Android Wear smartwaches which has good functionality and even better battery life. Here's our Pebble Steel review. See: The best smartwatches 2014 UK.

The Pebble Steel may not have a high-res and colourful screen and the square design may not be for everyone, but we think it's stylish and the display has a retro charm which also provides excellent battery life. A good alternative to Android Wear if...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : David Court (

Pebble Steel smartwatch hands-on review


The Pebble Steel has opted to shun a touch screen, instead opting to have its users control the smartwatch via is physical buttons located on either side of the watch face. This was something we were a little surprised about, as cycling through the...

The Pebble Steel is probably the most traditionally stylish smartwatch available right now, and for us that is what separates this from its competition – its lack of a touch screen is a little disappointing, but it’s ample features set goes someway to...

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications


Band colour:Black / Stainless steel
Band material:Stainless steel
Housing colour:Black / Stainless steel
Housing material:Stainless steel
Waterproof: Yes

Other features

Protection features:Water Resistant

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: No
USB port:N


Battery Life:168
Battery technology:Li-ion Polymer

Technical Details

Band colour:Black / Stainless steel
Band material:Stainless steel
Housing colour:Black / Stainless steel
Housing material:Stainless steel
Languages support:ENG
Mobile operating systems supported:Android, iOS
Protection features:Water Resistant
RGB LED light: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.3 / 4.6
Thickness:1.03 / 1.05
Width:3.4 / 3.41