Pebble 2 hits FCC
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Although smartwatch maker Pebble had to let go a significant percentage of its workforce, the company is still struggling to survive, and the Pebble 2 wearable is apparently ready to ship. The successor of the original Pebble smartwatch comes as the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign that has ended earlier this year and, while pre-orders can still be placed, early backers will get their new wearables starting next month.
Earlier this week, the Pebble 2 smartwatch has been spotted reaching the FCC website. Unlike its predecessor, the upcoming smartwatch has a microphone, a Gorilla Glass-protected display, and a built-in heart rate monitor. Unfortunately, the screen remains black and white, although it can be easily read in plain sunlight.
Pebble 2 can be currently pre-ordered for $130 USD. The other Pebble device up for pre-order at this time is the $200 USD Pebble Time 2, but this one is only expected to ship starting in early 2017. We will probably get back to the Pebble 2 next month once it starts shipping, so stay tuned.