If you go to the official Pebble website right now, you will see a counter that counts down the time until the announcement of a new smart watch from the most successful company in this market. The big event will take place 24 February and competitors can already begin to be afraid, although this is unlikely to apply to the Apple Watch. On the other hand, the price decides.
Who is in the tank, let me remind you that Pebble was one of the first to enter the smartwatch market, starting its journey with Kickstarter. The company immediately put huge potential into the device (support for iOS and Android, a week of battery life, an API for creating applications) and is still reaping the benefits, having sold more than a million devices and releasing a steel model. By comparison, since the release of Android Wear watches last year, only 720,000 have been sold. By the way, with the latest update, Pebble added support for Android Wear notifications.
It is worth noting that Pebble itself has not yet made any statements, but only launched a counter, but sources insist on the announcement of a new generation of Pebble Time smart watches. In particular, the device will receive larger display (slightly wider than previous models) based on color e-paper with improved backlight. Wherein the body of the device will become thinner. Those who are waiting for touch control in Peble will be disappointed. According to the source, the company intends to leave mechanical buttons.
In terms of autonomy, the novelty should be at the level of current models, and this is a week of work without recharging. Also mentioned is the built-in microphone, which will seriously expand the functionality of the device using third-party applications. From other hardware chips, pay attention to the new processor Cortex M4 and 6 axis gyroscope.
All of this beauty will be powered by the all-new Pebble operating system, built almost from scratch by the team behind the revolutionary webOS in many ways. An improved system for viewing notifications is promised, and in general, the software will get a more beautiful and high-quality animated interface. [9To5Mac]