Pebble Steel – Wearable Tech Never Looked So Good

No, seriously… most smart watches and other wearable tech look like absolute garbage.

I’m not saying that to be mean, it’s just the absolute truth. I don’t know why, but even one of my favorite pieces of wearable tech – the Neptune Pine – looks a bit, well… let’s just say they need a bit of help in the style department.

Watches are a waste of time…

If you ask me, watches are now a complete waste of time. They’re a single function device that costs a lot of money, they’re often clunky, heavy, and well… I would rather use my cell phone. The only problem is that they’re so unnatural.

Ever seen someone trying to surreptitiously peek under the table at their phone while having a conversation with someone else? Sure you have. In fact, you’re probably one of those assholes yourself. It’s frustrating for both parties, really. Maybe you just wanted to check the time? Who knows.

In any case, you’re probably wondering where the hell I’m going with this.

Well, I’m here to tell you that I believe we’re either there, or right on the verge, of a wearable tech revolution. Check out this promo video for the Pebble Steel.

Notice something different? Yeah, unlike the original version that went up on Kickstarter a ways back, the Pebble Steel actually looks, dare I say, pretty good. It’s taking the useful functionality of the original (no single function device here), but putting it into a sleeker, sexier body.

The trouble with wearable tech is that it just didn’t have a killer app… a killer feature. There’s been so little to attract people, and that’s before you even factor in how ugly many of the devices are. Now that we appear to have one that’s half decent looking, maybe we’ll finally get the whole package?

I sure hope so, because I could certainly stand to look at my smart phone a little less.




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Chad is the co-founder of Unfinished Man, a leading men's lifestyle site. He provides straightforward advice on fashion, tech, and relationships based on his own experiences and product tests. Chad's relaxed flair makes him the site's accessible expert for savvy young professionals seeking trustworthy recommendations on living well.

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