The Pebble smartwatch was originally to be equipped with Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity, but now its creators Pebble Technology has revealed that the Pebble smart watch will also support Bluetooth 4.0, via a software update that will be rolled out once the Pebble watch has been manufactured.
Even after the software upgrade the Pebble watch will still remain backwards compatible with 2.1 but the upgrade to Bluetooth 4.0 will bring added benefits to all. Including in the future support for wireless sensors, as well as requiring less power to function, enabling your smartphone batteries to last a little longer once connoted to your Pebble smart watch. Pebble Technology explains:
“Please note that we’ve been planning this addition to Pebble for a while. We made sure that the Bluetooth module that we’re using had a ‘drop-in’ upgrade option to BT 4.0. We’ve already placed a large order for the 4.0-enabled module, and it will have no effect on our timeline (hint: that’s what Update 9 was 1/2 about!).”
With just 9 days left of its Kickstarter campaign the Pebble smart watch is edging closer to passing a massive $10 million in funding.
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