We’re still over three weeks out from the end of Pebble’s latest record-smashing Kickstarter campaign, but this week at Mobile World Congress, the company revealed a premium model of its Pebble Time smartwatch… and it looks suspiciously familiar.
The Pebble Time Steel is the company’s all-metal version of the upcoming wearable, with a stainless steel bezel, steel buttons and a metal strap. Interestingly, it seems to shares a whole lot in common with another upcoming wearable:
Compare that image to the header image. Notice any similarities?
The Time Steel comes in three finishes: silver, gunmetal black and gold. Ordering a Time Steel will net you an additional leather band as well.
The Time Steel is now available on Kickstarter for $250 (with a regular retail price of $299), but you’re getting more than a premium build for your extra cash. The steel version of the smartwatch features a 10-day battery life as opposed to the 7-day battery of the traditional Pebble Time.
If you’re already a backer, but you’d rather upgrade to the Steel, Kickstarter has made the process exceedingly easy — just click on the big, blue “Manage” button next to your pledge amount and pick a new tier. If you want to bring home the steel model in addition to the standard model, there’s a combo tier for that as well.
It’s also worth noting that although early bird backers are expected to receive the Pebble Time in May, the Time Steel won’t ship until July, so you’ll have to wait a little longer for the metal watch.