Pebble is relying on a brand new interface to guard its smartwatch gross sales
Pebble was one of many first smartwatch makers to seek out success (it chalked up its millionth sale late final yr), however there is no query that it is dealing with plenty of strain. Between Android Put on and the approaching Apple Watch, it isn’t clear that cheap e-paper watches have a wholesome future. Nevertheless, the fledgling wearable agency thinks it has a few aces up its sleeve. The corporate’s Eric Migicovsky tells The Verge that 2015 Pebble watches will use a brand new interface “framework” (designed by the former webOS TV group) that will get away from the extra app-centric fashions you see from Apple and Google. Apps will nonetheless play an essential position — they only will not be the centerpiece.
As for the watches themselves? You will have to attend some time to see these, sadly, and it isn’t clear the place the corporate is headed when it comes to general design. Pebble’s focus up to now has been on easy, lengthy-lasting smartwatches that undercut the competitors. Nevertheless, its largest rivals are more and more betting on costlier fashions with touchscreens, well being sensors and different particular tips — the query is whether or not or not Pebble will keep within the price range realm or go upscale to struggle these challengers on their very own turf.