Pebble smartwatch
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For the last few weeks, Pebble has been teasing the announcement of something special come 24 February.  However, the secret hasn't been that well-maintained with the tech community almost instantly jumping into the conclusion of a new smartwatch. And as it seems, a new leak now solidifies the claims.

Thanks to an image hosted on Pebble's own servers (of all the places), interested users and bloggers got a look at a smartwatch with a physical appearance matching the device that was earlier described. The device appears to sport a larger bezel, apart from buttons that are smaller compared to its predecessor.

Pebble Technology Corporation recently put up a pixelated countdown watch on its website for a new announcement. At that time, it was being speculated that the company will reveal a major update to the smartwatch's hardware and software. But there was always more into it than it actually seems.

According to a 9to5Mac report, a picture uploaded to Pebble's own servers showed off the next-generation intelligent watch. The leak also suggested that Pebble is preparing to unveil a new smartwatch model that may have a colour screen. Also, as it seems, the next-generation watch is going to be thinner than the current generation one.

"On the inside, the next Pebble is going to have a Cortex M4 processor and a 6-axis gyroscope. Unlike the Apple Watch, the new Pebble won't have a touch screen, and its resolution is definitely on the low side compared to Apple's upcoming device," 9To5Mac wrote.

The report also states that the device's operating system has been entirely revamped by the team behind WebOS. It now features a timeline view that shows a list of recent notifications, while the whole user interface for the watch features many new animations and appearance tweaks.

The price of the updated watch is also said to be close to the price of the Pebble Steel model, which sells at $199. Stay tuned for more updates.