Earlier today we reported about spotting a countdown timer on Pebble’s official website. The company hasn’t revealed what it is counting down to, that remains a mystery right now, but according to the rumor mill we’ll be treated to a new Pebble smartwatch on February 24th. It is said that the upcoming smartwatch might bring something that many Pebble fans want the next-gen wearable device to have.

9to5Mac hears from multiple sources that the company has planned a major upgrade for both the hardware and software. These changes will reportedly be shown off next week once the countdown timer runs out on February 24th.

The next-gen Pebble is said to have a slightly wider color “e-paper like” display which will be set in a slightly thinner design. Pebble may be aiming to keep the battery life similar to its current models, and may have also added a microphone to the next-gen model.

A new operating system is rumored as well redesigned from some members of the webOS team and the new smartwatch may not have a touchscreen display, a feature that’s present in almost all of its rivals like the Android Wear crowd and the Apple Watch.

Pebble itself has hinted in the past that new hardware and software is on the cards for 2015. Looks like we’re in for both next week.

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