Pebble Updates 3-Feb

Kicking Pebble Health, Messages, and More Up a Notch

Pebble Health

We’re happy to share a healthy dose of features and improvements bundled in with today’s Pebble software updates. From a better Pebble Health experience to expanded messaging options, there’s something special for every smartwatch in the Pebble family.

Snag what’s new by downloading the latest Pebble Time smartphone app (v3.6 for iPhone or v3.9 for Android) and updating your Pebble watch to Firmware v3.9.

Pebble Health(ier) in Firmware 3.9 💪

Pebble Health

Pebble Health, our seamless step and sleep tracker, just got better.

Apps and watchfaces featuring Pebble Health stats are now possible, thanks to a new API released today. Starting with Stride (pictured above), Health-enabled watchfaces will be live soon on the Pebble appstore. Visit our Developer page to learn more about building with the Health API.

Roger that, Ian! Pebble Health is now more accurate overall and includes the option to show step distance in kilometers.

Pebble Health in km

Beyond Pebble Health, today’s updates deliver plenty to smile about. Check the full rundown below and keep in touch about what you’re down to see next. Full release notes below.

iOS Text Reply

iOS: Send custom responses to received Messages (works on watches with text replies enabled from a compatible carrier).

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Pebble Time Smartstraps We Love

If our Time-Series watches were peanut butter, then smartstraps are the jelly: sweet extras that make things more awesome. Smartstrap accessories give Pebble Time new powers with technology embedded in the band.

Check out two emerging projects we’re supporting on Kickstarter.

Pagaré: Secure, Wireless Payments

Your watch becomes your wallet with Pagaré by FitPay. The wireless payment smartstrap is secure, fast, and easy. Pay with a wave and go. Works with Pebble Time, Time Steel, and Time Round (20mm).

Support Pagaré on Kickstarter »

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Celebrate The Big Game + Win a #PebbleTimeCapsule!

Whether you’re a football fanatic or just love an excuse to kick back with a house full of friends, snacks, and drinks, this Sunday is prime time for fun.

Pebble Super Bowl

We’ve huddled up “TIL-worthy” facts, game-time tips, and must-have Pebble apps to get the most out of The Big Game and avoid any party fouls. Check the full infographic out below.

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#PebbleTimeCapsule Challenge

With football fans from all over the world in town for The Big Game this Sunday, we thought it would be fun to hide a Pebble Time prize somewhere in the Bay Area each day for one lucky, plucky winner to find.

Find clues each day about where the Pebble Time Capsule is hiding on our #PebbleTimeCapsule Pinterest board. Correctly guessing the riddles will get you closer and closer to the Pebble Time Capsule. First one to find it, keeps it!
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A Gift for Every Pebbler: Introducing Pebble Health and Firmware 3.8 (Release Notes)

Pebble Health

We’re thrilled to share some fantastic updates to Pebble’s software and smartphone apps today, with something for every Pebbler to enjoy. On top of bringing timeline to Pebble Classic and Steel, Pebble Health makes its debut on our Pebble Time lineup. It’s a brand new, fully native activity tracking experience with timeline integration.

Pebble Health: A Friendly, Seamless Approach to Fitness Tracking

Pebble health

Developed in collaboration with researchers at Stanford University, Pebble Health tracks your daily activity and automatically detects your sleep phases. Its seamless integration with timeline makes your day’s stats and insights conveniently glanceable and accessible. Wake up to a timeline pin reviewing how much you slept. Wrap up the day with a report of your step count. Getting started with Pebble Health is a breeze. Simply update your Pebble smartphone app and watch to the latest versions and you’re good to go!

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Timeline for Classic Pebbles Is Coming! Accepting Android Beta Testers Now

UPDATE: Pebble Firmware v3.8 with timeline support for Classic Pebbles is now publicly available all users. Simply download the Pebble Time app for iOS (v3.5) or Android (v3.8.1) to migrate your watch.

The Pebble Time Kickstarter project brought more than just color, voice, and ergonomic design to our family of smartwatches. The campaign also introduced a focused and delightful new operating system with Pebble Firmware 3.0. Featuring the timeline interface to organize your past, present, and future, 3.0 is all about delivering the best ways to get things done from your wrist.

During the campaign, we promised to bring support for Pebble Time’s 3.0 operating system to the rest of our lineup as well. We’re happy to announce that timeline, unlimited apps, and more are on their way to Pebble Classic and Pebble Steel this month.

Timeline on Classic

We’re inviting a few Android users to help field test the new firmware now, with the full public release of 3.8 coming soon after. Due to restrictions within the iTunes App Store, we can only extend invitations to beta test Pebble firmware to Android users at this time. Pebblers on iOS will have full access to Firmware 3.8 when it is out of beta and publicly available later this month.

timeline

To beta test Firmware 3.8 on Pebble Classic or Pebble Steel (Android Only):

UPDATE: The 3.8 Beta program is now closed. Firmware 3.8 is now publicly available for download.

  1. Request to join the Timeline for Pebble Classic Beta Group here »
  2. If your request is accepted, you will receive a beta version of the Pebble Time Android app (v3.8.0), downloadable from the Google Play Store. Invitations will be sent on a rolling basis and increase over time. Don’t worry if you aren’t immediately invited to be a beta tester.
  3. Migrate your Pebble Classic or Pebble Steel to Firmware 3.8 using the instructions on our Help page »

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Introducing iOS Text Reply to the Pebble Time Lineup (Release Notes)

iOS Text Reply

Text Reply on iOS sends messages directly via your carrier, replies do not appear in the Messages app.

Pebble is excited to introduce Text Reply for iOS, a beta feature making us the first non-Apple smartwatch to bring voice and text replies to our iPhone users.

Starting today, Pebblers in the U.S. on a post-paid AT&T account can test drive iOS Text Reply using their Pebble Time, Time Steel, or Time Round. After setting things up, users can respond with a voice reply or pre-defined text to incoming items from the iOS Messages app.

Expanding voice capabilities to Pebblers with iPhones continues to be a big focus of ours. We are working to enable additional carriers and services to provide actionable notifications to more and more iPhone users. For full details about iOS Text Replies, review the FAQ below or on our Support page.

To get started with iOS Text Reply, follow these steps:

  1. Update your Pebble Time iPhone app to version 3.4 or higher.
  2. After updating the iPhone app, update your Pebble Time’s firmware to version 3.7 or higher. Select Menu » Support » Update Your Pebble if you aren’t prompted automatically.
  3. From the iOS app, navigate to Menu » Settings » Actionable Notifications to set up Text Replies for the first time.
  4. Follow the setup instructions.
  5. After successful setup, notifications received from the Messages app will have the option to reply with voice or a list of pre-defined responses.
  6. Note: Successfully sent Pebble replies will NOT appear in the iOS Messages app. The reply is sent as an SMS through AT&T directly, and not the Messages app.

Setting up iOS Text Reply

For full details about iOS Message Replies, review the FAQ on our Support page. Full release notes for Pebble Time Firmware 3.7, iOS 3.4, and Android 3.7 below.

 

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Pebble Time Round

Pebble Time Round Lands in Retail and Starts Shipping November 8th

Pebble Time Round

Remember, remember the 8th of November. Pebble Time Round is making moves!

This Sunday marks the debut of the world’s lightest and thinnest smartwatch at Best Buy and Target stores in the US, giving customers a chance to see and feel Pebble Time Round in-person. Pebble Time Round will also be available online at Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Target.com, and Pebble.com.

Pebble Time Round

On top of new retail and online availability, shipments for those who pre-ordered Pebble Time Round after our launch announcement in September will start on the 8th as well.

Shop Pebble Time Round »

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Halloween Tricks and Treats for Your Pebble

It’s that time of year where ghouls, goblins, and everything spooky takes over. Keep your Pebble festive with watchfaces to ring in Halloween right.

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Halloween

Keep an eye on every spooky Halloween moment!


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Calavera

Great for both Halloween and Dia de los Muertos through the weekend, sport a traditional and colorful skull design.

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