The creators, designers and developers behind the Pebble Smartwatch have already managed to propel the intelligent wrist wear to the top of the wearable technology charts. After gaining life through an insanely successful Kickstarter campaign, Pebble has gone from strength-to-strength and managed to see out the end of 2013 in style with a plethora of improvement announcements as well as a developer facing SDK upgrade. To most companies that would seem like enough, but Pebble is keen to keep striking when the iron is hot with an official press release announcing that they will be bringing "something special" to this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
The annual Consumer Electronics Show is all set to descend on Las Vegas, Nevada once again, with doors opening on January 7th for companies to show off their innovations and new products. Eric Migicovsky, the Chief Executive Office at Pebble, has penciled in a pre-show media announcement that will take place on January 6th. It’s not unusual for technology companies to drum up a bit of hype by releasing a statement of this nature and following it up with a more detailed announcement prior to the actual event.
The Pebble keynote presentation will begin at 11AM Pacific time where Migicovsky’s announcement will be live streamed directly through the company’s getpebble.com website. As things stand at the moment, we don’t have any inside indication on what the announcement will focus on. However, we do live in the age of the internet, which means that there will always be rife speculation when a company in the limelight teases something new. Pebble’s announcements always seem to generate a great deal of interest, with speculation suggesting that this year’s CES could see the official introduction of a second-generation watch from the company.
If a new Pebble watch offering is on the agenda, then it’s likely to feature a capacitive touch-screen and pave the way for the dedicated Pebble app store that will be landing later on in the year.
One of the biggest appeals of the Pebble smartwatch is the ability to extend the default functionality by accessing and installing third-party apps designed specifically for the wrist wear. The rumored integration of a touch enabled display should set the scene for a new generation of powerful apps. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on this one.