New Delhi: Pebble Technology Corporation has put up a countdown on its website for a new announcement that is speculated to reveal a major update to the smartwatch's hardware and software.
The company behind the Pebble smartwatch is going to make the announcement at 10 AM on February 24, but there is no detail on the website about what exactly it will be introducing.
If rumours are to be believed, the updated Pebble smartwatch will have a slightly wider, e-paper-like display in colour which will have an improved backlight. It will also be encased in an overall thinner design but will not be touch-enabled like the Apple Watch, a report in 9to5Mac stated.
The speculated updates also include battery life specifications in line with the current models along with an addition of a microphone and Nuance- voice recognition software.
The updated Pebble smartwatch will have the charging and data transfer pins at the bottom, which now has a which now sports a plastic body with aluminum edges.
It is also said that the new version will have an updated Pebble watch OS, which will feature a timeline view that records a list of recent notifications and the entire UI features will have many new animations. Third-party applications will not go away, but the operating system will turn its focus to alerts and notifications for future calendar events.
The Pebble watch will run on a faster Cortex M4 processor with a 6-axis gyroscope and it is expected that the price of the updated watch will be close to the price of the Pebble Steel model, which sells at $199.
It is also speculated that the new Pebble will not be sold via the official website initially but through Kickstarter, which is a funding platform for creative projects.