The first image of thenext-generation Pebble smart watch has made an appearance online. The image, which was first uncovered by 9to5Mac, appears on Pebbles servers and leaksjust a day before the company is expected to officially announce its next wearable device.
As you can see by the image below, the new Pebble watch is likely to have a larger bezel and smaller buttons, when compared to its predecessor. It also appears to have a colored e-paper display for the first time.
According to 9to5Mac:
On the inside, the next Pebble is going to have a Cortex M4 processor and a 6-axis gyroscope. Unlike the Apple Watch, the new Pebble wont have a touch screen, and its resolution is definitely on the low side compared to Apples upcoming device.
Back in January, Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky announced that the company has sold more than 1 million smart watches. He also promised that new software and hardware would be unveiled sometime in 2015.
The first-generation Pebble arrived after a successful Kickstarter project in 2013. One year later, the Pebble Steel launched. Both feature a black and white e-paper display, a programmable CPU, memory, storage, Bluetooth, a magnetometer, an ambient light sensor, and an accelerometer.
It will be interesting to see what the next Pebble turns out to be. With the Apple Watch launch just weeks away, a refresh was certainly necessary.
Currently, you can purchase the original Pebble for $99. The higher-end Pebble Steel is $199.