Pebble has announced that the Pebble Time Steel will begin production this week, and will begin shipping out to backers at the end of July. Backers who ordered their Steel a little later in the campaign should expect their tracking numbers at some point in August.
The Pebble Time Steel will ship out to some backers with both leather and steel bands, though due to limited availability, some backers will receive their metal bands later as a separate shipment. The metal band will not be included in retail units of the Pebble Time Steel, but will be sold as a separate accessory.
Pebble began shipping out the standard Pebble Time to backers in May, and everyone else can currently pre-order the watch from Best Buy right now.