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It looks as though on Tuesday at 7am PT next week Pebble will announce…. something.
I’m basing that the not very subtle countdown ticker currently on Pebble’s home page. Based on the time remaining, we have five days to figure out, speculate and predict what’s happening with Pebble. But we’re not completely in the dark.
It was just a few weeks ago that Pebble CEO, Eric Migicovsky, said the company would have both new hardware and software later this year. The current Pebble watches haven’t seen a major hardware upgrade yet — at least not from an internals standpoint — so a new product with more sensors and perhaps voice command capabilities wouldn’t surprise me.
Hardware is the easy part to predict though; Migicovsky’s comments about the software for a new Pebble product are far more intriguing. “It doesn’t look like what we have today, and it doesn’t look like what’s on your smartphone,” Migicovsky told The Verge, adding that apps will be part of the product, but not the focus.
That suggests to me that some type of contextual interface along with health-tracking, but of course, that’s just an educated guess. As it stands now, with the latest software update, the current Pebble watch can interact with Android Wear notifications but it lacks many of the other features found in [company]Google[/company]’s smartwatch platform. I can perform a search or ask for my agenda by voice on the Smartwatch 3 I bought; not so on the Pebble.
Regardless, we’ll have to wait at least five more days to find out what Pebble has in store for your wrist. Let the speculation begin!