Pebble's new smartwatch leaks revealing color screen and smaller buttons

Pebble's new smartwatch leaks revealing color screen and smaller buttons
An image found on Pebble's servers might reveal the new smartwatch that the company is expected to unveil tomorrow. With the countdown timer on its website telling us to expect an announcement at 10am EST Tuesday, the leaked image shows off a watch with a colorful new display and a thinner design. While the timepiece appears to have a larger bezel, the buttons are smaller (is that trade off acceptable to you?).

Inside the new Pebble Watch is supposedly a Cortex M4 processor and a 6-axis gyroscope. Reportedly, the new watch offers no improvement to the battery life of the current watch. Pebble is also expected to introduce a new OS tomorrow featuring a notifications timeline and improved animations. The team responsible for it includes developers who worked on webOS.

With smartphone manufacturers like LG, Motorola, Samsung, Huawei, Asus, Apple and others raising the stakes in the smartwatch business, Pebble cannot afford to stand still. Unfortunately for the company, it doesn't have a smartphone division generating funds it can spend on smartwatch development. As a result, Pebble needs to be proactive rather than reactive.

In less than 24 hours, we should know all of the details about Pebble's updated hardware and software. Be sure to check in tomorrow to learn all about it.

source: 9to5Mac via AndroidandMe

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23 Comments

1. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

get that bezel outta my face! let's be honest dudes, dat bezel is too big,

9. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

THIS. I can't believe that someone would buy such a ugly phone, when there are sexies like one from Motorola.

11. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

This watch lasts up to 5 days on single charge...compare that to barely one day of moto 360...you are right about looks of moto 360 though :)

14. sgodsell

Posts: 7606; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Pebble should have pushed the envelope more, especially since a number of smart watches are superior to Pebbles offering. If you really want to worry about battery life then get a regular watch instead. However I would trade battery life for more features and functionality. Pebble for instance should have made a much beefier smart watch with much more functionality, and the new one that is coming out. Its great that they added a new color display (resolution unknown), updated the MCU to a cortex-M4 instead of a M3, added a better accelerometer and a new gyroscope is better as well. But they should have added a touch display as well. The Moto 360 you mentioned has superior features and functionality that pebble can only dream about. Plus it has more sensors, ram, storage, and a much faster CPU, with a resolution that is at least 4 times that of any Pebble. You can use your voice without even touching the watch. Look at sports, news, weather, searches, actions and commands. None of which Pebble can do.

15. engineer-1701d unregistered

5 days or not my gear live lasts 2 and 1/2 days and lets face it no one is to busy to charge the watch and phone at night, the pebble is a pointless device to much hands on plus they are all ugly as hell

19. remsammi

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

And the screen isn't cut off at the bottom. And the glass bezel probably won't cause weird pixel effects. And, if it follows the last Pebble, it'll be far from the $250-300 premium you have to pay for a Google beta. And it doesn't require you run Android with Google Now enabled and Google Location tracking you and Google Play Services bloating up an extra 100MB over the watch's existence. And don't get me started on that Google Fit app...

21. sgodsell

Posts: 7606; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The pebble steel is not worth $200. Considering you are getting a stainless steel Moto 360 for $50 more. Also the Moto 360 display has 4 times the resolution of the pebble, and its a touch display, and the Moto 360 has a heart rate monitor, wireless charging, gyroscope, microphone, 512 mb of ram, 1 GHz CPU. Pebble has none of that. The Pebble has no touch screen. As far as Google location is concerned, you don't have to enable it, if you don't want to. If you do enable it, then you can easily disable it when ever you want, and at any time. Also the extra bloat you talk of is a joke, besides the Pebble doesn't even have 100 mb of storage to begin with. At least all Android Wear devices have 4 GB of storage. So even if it took 512mb of storage, then you would still have tons of storage left.

23. remsammi

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

The Samsung Galaxy Gear lasts several days, has a touchscreen, a dual core processor, etc. I got mine for $80, not $300. Oh, and the bloat I was talking about? The Google bloat is phone-side.

2. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

I'll give them 24 months.

3. maherk

Posts: 7053; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I still don't het what's the big fuss about Pebble watches. IMO, they look ugly, and they have limited function compared to Android Wear and Tizen watches.

7. sss_ddk

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

battery life

16. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Battery that lasts 7 days, very easy to use without touch screen but buttons.Huge app store that dwarfs the android wear one. Last and best. EXTREMELY cheap compared to most smart watches.

20. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

To me, they are competing in different price segment, for $99 you get a: 1) Water proof smart watch 2) 7 day battery life 3) Always on screen 4) Readable screen under direct sunlight 5) An establish smart watch apps store 6) That available on both iOS and Android mobile OS So I think the deal are sound. I just ordered a jet black to experience it myself.

4. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

It wouldn't kill to have a bigger screen.

5. surethom

Posts: 1748; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Finally colour e-paper display B&W is so boring. But less bezels & a rounder screen would be nice. Hope they release a metal version!

6. thartist

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 14, 2014

It didn't even need to be BIG. Just somewhat larger, and yes, somewhat less bezel.

8. sss_ddk

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Touch!!!! If Garmin could do it why can't they?

10. namelessxsilent

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Could this possibly just be a mockup watch to display the OS?? That watch design has no Pebble logo anywhere like they have on the Pebble Steel.

12. OmarKS

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Those amazing bezels! OMG!! Polite pass... :3

17. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Thats fine. Most of normal users don't care. Pebble outsold all android wear watches combined with its single model.

13. OmarKS

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Those amazing bezels! OMG!! Polite pass... :3

18. justttclassified

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Alot of features are missing considering what the competition is offering (except for battery life; the nailed that one)

22. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Honest question: Where are the articles about the major update for the Microsoft Band, Band SDK for apps, new Band Web Portal, new app partnerships, HealthVault integration and more? I've looked over the home page and have not seen even one article on PA.

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