Meta M1 stylish smartwatch available to pre-order

First demoed at CES, the premium looking LCD smartwatch costs from $249
Meta M1: pre-orders open

The much anticipated Meta M1 smartwatch is now available to pre-order. First shown off at CES back in January, the stylish-looking device will set you back at least $249.

That’s the base price for the black rubber Core version although, if you’re looking to slap a Meta M1 on your wrist, we’re guessing you’re looking at being a little more chic.

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If that is the case, we’d suggest the M1 Limited Brown Leather variation may be more up your street. That’s $399, $50 less the M1 Black Stainless top of the line model.

Meta (or MetaWatch as it was originally called) was in the smartwatch game before Pebble and the gang even hit Kickstarter – the first generation of MetaWatch watches went into development in 2011 and went on sale a year later.

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Designed by Frank Nuovo of Nokia and Vertu fame, and described by founder and CEO Bill Geiser as "a collection of premium timepieces that just happen to be smart", the slick looking Meta M1 range offers the usual array of notification updates and smartphone functions including music and alarm controls.

We’re told that you’ll get between five and seven days of battery life from a two hour charge which is pretty impressive – although we’ll reserve judgement on that claim until we’ve fully reviewed an M1.

The 1.3-inch LCD display is “daylight readable” and there’s a backlight for when the sun’s not shining. You can choose what display is on show using the companion Meta smartphone app.

We’re looking forward to getting our hands on the Meta M1 – it made a big impression at CES and is certainly a big rival to the Pebble Steel, albeit with a bit more wallet damage.

Pre-orders are open now, you can check out the range at

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