CES 2014: Pebble

Pebble announced Pebble Steel. As the name suggests the chassis has been upgraded from plastic to steel. A few notables: The incredibly thick display bezels remain. Pebble decide to adorn the bottom of the front face with its logo, a massive one. The result? A butt-ugly smartwatch. It’s also an ugly watch, period. Here are some tips:

  • Make it a square.
  • Make it flat.
  • Make it thinner.
  • Reduce the display bezel. None would be best.
  • Get rid of any logos from the front face of the watch.

At least Pebble did one thing right: The e-paper display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.