Next-gen Pebble smartwatch appears to leak ahead of 24 February launch

Pebble is expected to launch a brand new product tomorrow, and a fresh image published on its website seems to have proven the gossipers right.

The image (below) shows off a new smartwatch, which many assume will be the successor to the original Pebble and Pebble Steel.

The picture seems to fit the brief, too, as far as the rumour mill is concerned. According to 9to5Mac, the new Pebble watch will be wider and slimmer than its predecessors, with a colour eInk display and a microphone.

It’s also said to feature long battery life and a drastically overhauled operating system, which will place a far greater focus on notifications and alerts.

Pebble CEO Erik Migicovsky earlier this month said that the new software doesn’t “look like what we have today, and it doesn’t look like what’s on your smartphone.”

As the giant countdown clock on the company’s website shows, Pebble’s new device will be unveiled at 3pm GMT on 24 February. You can sign up to the Pebble website to be notified by the company at launch.

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