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Pebble Has “Something Special” to Announce at CES Next Week

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According to Pebble’s official blog, the smartwatch maker has “something special” to announce at next week’s Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. On January 6 at 11am PST, the company will take the stage to possibly unveil next-gen hardware, given that the original design is nearing its first birthday. Although, if it’s not hardware, it could be along the lines of the opening of their new app store. Pebble fans will just have to wait and see. 

Pebble will be streaming the announcement, so tune in live right here at 11am PST on January 6.

Any ideas as to what we should expect? Pebble 2?

Via: Pebble
  • Ray

    Just picked one up today, I’m hoping its the 2.0 SDK. It’s an awesome tool, especially at work.

  • turdbogls

    they need to make a round screened pebble and they would have my interest. I am just not hipster, or fashionable enough to sport a square watch :P

  • Mark Seymour

    My money is on the Pebble App store and an official release of PebbleOS v2.

  • teejaycard

    One of their biggest selling points was that it was future proof. They said there wouldn’t be a “Pebble 2″, at least not for a very long time. So I wouldn’t put any money on them announcing a Pebble 2.

  • Ryan

    “According to Pebble’s official blog” most people that write content link to the actual blog article source.
    Not some stupid tag promoting within your blog. You won’t lose traffic because of it.

    • Ray

      Link’s are always in the bottom right corner, don’t see a huge problem,

      • Ryan

        In 11px font at the far right like they are trying to hide it. I’m a UI designer by career. This is bad and a usability issue.

  • yankeesusa

    I almost purchased the sony sw2 from best buy at the $159 price but I guess I’ll hold on. Maybe it will go down even more after pebble announces theirs.

  • yankeesusa

    Nope. Because not everyone is in that 2 year cycle. So there are plenty of people who have had their current phone for 2 years already and are ready for something new. If your not in the market for any new tech then just don’t buy it unless your the person that needs something new every couple months. That is the retail market for you.

  • Richard Jackson

    As someone who as a pebble it kinda keeps me from buying a Moto X. I like getting my notices on my wrist and active notification on the X is redundant at this stage.

    • Travis Walls

      Nope… Different uses for different situations. If I’m driving, my phone reads text messages to me so I keep my eyes on the road. If I’m in a meeting, I can sneak a glance at what just popped up on my phone without my phone ever leaving my pocket. They both shut up when I’m asleep, based on times I specify. As I’m getting ready for work, I can quickly glance at my phone on the counter to see what’s up (before I’ve put my watch on). I find my Moto X and Pebble compliment each other quite well.

  • Brent Cooper

    I’d like one. It’s still got to be $150 or less for me for any smart watch.

  • Reginald Jefferson

    Pebble Color?

  • Kyle Brabender

    Eric has said that they are not focusing on Hardware at the moment. They have hardware inside that isnt being used. I think maybe it will be the app store or some other software update.

  • busta

    They’re announcing a non-scratch screen?. I wish my pebble was somewhat more scratch proof!

    • turdbogls

      that would be my main worry….do they make screen/face protectors for the phone? I know some places have Skins, but they leave the screen open

      • CoreRooted

        I have a ZAGG protector on mine. Virtually invisible and no scratches. :)

  • Derek Gelinas

    I’ve been wanting a pebble, but wanted to wait for version 2. So this would be awesome.

  • Maxim∑

    I hope its hardware not software.I also hope its not the price of a Nexus 5 or Moto X…

  • DanielMena9

    I just bought my Pebble, better not be a new one, it better just be 2.0 SDK

    This thing would be perfect with GPS (battery life staying the same or longer) [larger battery/more efficient]. Need GPS for me leave my phone at home and just go running without the need of reliance to RunKeeper’s app (phone’s GPS).

    • Jordan

      I wish it had a microphone and speaker. Not for phone calls, but Moto X style voice commands. That is what it would take for me to put down money on a brand new one.

      • michael arazan

        Hope they put a music player in it too like the sony smart watch 2. The main point people want a smart watch is so they can leave their phone behind, especially when doing physical activities.

    • Derek Gelinas

      Why? Would they owe you something for updating their product? The pebble has been out for about a year now, so I would expect a new model anytime now.

      • Ian Case

        Not a year. A coworker of mine who got in on the kick starter in Feb 13 didn’t receive his Pebble until October. They only started shipping in July and most didn’t receive their watched until August.

  • Kevin

    i dont have a pebble, but they interest me. a new hardware iteration might make me throw some money down.

    • Joe Cross

      I just got one about 4 weeks ago and it’s well worth the price.

      • Kevin

        well i’m going to wait until CES just in case haha.

        • Ray

          Just got one today, if they announce new hardware I’m definitely returning it!

    • racemartin

      One other tech company offering an innovative smart watch is Smart Devices, which introduced the world’s first tablet with a built-in DLP projector – winning a prestigious 2013 CTIA E-Tech Award; and now its Smart Q Z-watch is gaining notice for its features and design and compares to the Pebble but with better specs and features more on par with Samsung’s high-end Galaxy watch, and nearly half the price. Smart Devices also launches its own App store in January, after accepting hundreds of App developer submissions in November.

      The SmartQ Z-Watch ($155) offers a full color touch-screen display with one of the highest resolution screens of any smart watch on the market, and features a powerful 1Ghz processor, along with twice the battery power of most other models; and also offers both Bluetooth 4.0 with low energy use & WiFi connection.

      The SmartQ Z-Watch works with Android smartphones to handle phone calls and sync and display messages, contacts, and schedule; plus features an MP3 Player & Voice Recorder, a walking/ jogging pedometer and sleep analyzer; a SmartQ App store is also expected in late January — along with a software update to work with Apple iOS devices as well.

      One source for the new SmartQ Z-Watch is — Tab l et Sp r i nt — which also adds in a premium earphone set and extra watch band strap as part of an introductory promotion.

    • Ken Harms

      Another tech-company offering an innovative smartwatch is Smart Devices, which introduced the world’s first tablet with a built in DLP projector – winning a prestigious 2013 CTIA E-Tech Award; and now its Smart Q Z-watch is gaining notice for its features and design and compares to the Pebble smartwatch but with features more on par with Samsung’s Galaxy watch at nearly half the price.

      The SmartQ Z-Watch ($155) launched earlier this month and offers a full color touch screen display with one of the highest resolutions currently available, and features a powerful 1Ghz processor, along with twice the battery power of most other models on the market; plus Bluetooth 4.0 with low energy use & WiFi connection–

      The SmartQ Z-Watch works with Android smartphones to handle phone calls and sync and display messages, contacts, and schedule; plus features an MP3 Player & Voice Recorder, a walking/ jogging pedometer and sleep analyzer, and world Weather forecast — a software update is expected January for the watch to work with Apple iOS devices as well.

      • racemartin

        Tab l e t Sp r i nt — is one of the first resellers offering the SmartQ Z-Watch and also adds in premium earphones and an extra watch band strap as part of an introductory promotion.

  • noc007

    Perhaps an announcement when firmware 2.x will be released, their app store, and the new capabilities with 2.x. The SDK has already been released and beta firmware is obtainable. More than likely it’s their app store. It’ll be annoying that they would have been working on the next hardware version already based on what they’ve been doing since Kickstarter. They spent a lot of time trying to get the hardware sorted out and claimed that they’ll be working exclusively on hardware since the hardware release. Obviously they still had some bugs to work out on the hardware a little, but they’ve supposedly been spending a majority of their time on software from firmware to framework. Supposedly there’re is a couple more features to enable in the hardware that’s just waiting on the software.

    The only thing I’d like to see improvements on hardware is longer battery (I average 8 days on mine) and more durable shell to withstand life better.

  • George264

    i will get the pebble 2 as soon as it’s up for grabs love my pebble. would be even better if they built in a fitness tracker, then i wouldn’t have a jawbone and a pebble on my wrist. looking foward to this :)