Pebble, makers of what many consider to be the best smartwatch around, have something to announce at CES next week. They’re being coy about what’s in store, but it must be pretty big for them. The natural assumption is hardware changes, but it could be much more than that.
If nothing else, it just might be time for a second iteration. It was late January of 2013 when the first Pebble’s started shipping, so it could be time for the team to announce what’s next. We can speculate all day long, but our guess is a color screen. We don’t think it will be fancy, but an off-the-cuff remark on the blog about founder Eric Migicovsky being “color correct” was a bit odd.
It was at CES 2013 that Pebble first announced their release date, too, so a new hardware iteration would make sense. It could also be a smoother UI, or perhaps a hardware partner. They recently announced their app store, putting them on the same scale as some bigger players in the world of mobile. For us, a color screen is the one thing really holding them from prominence, and on our ‘want’ list for Pebble.
At the end of the day, we just don’t know. We know they are broadcasting it on their blog January 6th at 11am PST, so be sure to check it out if you’re interested. We’ll be live at CES to bring you all the information as well, so be sure to check back often!