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Pebble teases several CES surprises

Pebble has teased several surprises for its fans over CES 2014 next week.

The Kickstarter-funded e-paper Pebble smartwatch could be getting an update during CES 2014 as the company has hinted it will have several announcements to make.

In a blog post on the official blog, Pebble community manager Joseph Kristoffer has suggested the company will launch “something special” at CES 2014.

“Help us kick off CES, The Consumer Electronics Show, in style.  Join us Monday, 6 January at 11AM Pacific [7pm BST] for an announcement by CEO Eric Migicovsky, streaming on getpebble.com. Pebblers who were part of our CES announcement last year can tell you: you won’t want to miss the news (Eric will be colour-correct this year, promise)!”

The event will be live streamed via the Pebble website, with a potential colour screen alternative model tipped to make an appearance.

However, Myriam Joire, Product Evangelist at Pebble, has also added some additional fuel to fire via Twitter.

Responding to one Pebble fan on Twitter asking about new hardware launches for CES, she said:

“There are many things.”

TrustedReviews will be on hand to bring you all the Pebble news at CES 2014.

Pebble Smartwatch Features

Compatible with iOS and Android smartphones, the Pebble smartwatch is capable of displaying texts and other notifications, is waterproof and has a wide array of useable apps.

The Pebble smartwatch has a battery life or around 5 – 7 days, which is far better than the colour screen alternatives like the Android-only Samsung Galaxy Gear and Sony SmartWatch 2.

Pebble has also built in a vibrate mode into the smartwatch for very personal alerts, and the e-paper display has a built-in backlight for night time viewing.

Charged by USB cable, the Pebble smartwatch connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0 LE.

It has a 1.26-inch 144 x 168p resolution e-paper display running on an 80MHz ARM Cortex-M3 processor and offers a 3D accelerometer, an ambient light sensor and will soon be e-compass capable.

Read more: Samsung Galaxy Gear vs Sony SmartWatch 2

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