What’s New in Pebble’s 4.3 Firmware and Apps

Greetings from the Pebble North offices in Canada! The winds of winter are blowing strongly up here, but our latest firmware and app updates are hot off the presses and ready for your wrist.

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Kickstart Your Day

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Kickstart, a new watchface designed for 2-Series and Time-Series watches, is included with today’s updates. View time, step count, step progress for the day, and heart rate (2-Series only) at a glance. Find it in the Watchfaces tab of the Pebble app after updating your watch and mobile app to 4.3.

All current users can update their Pebble apps to version 4.3 from Google Play or the iTunes App Store. 2-Series and Time-Series users should update their watches from the Pebble app: Menu » Support » Update Your Pebble.

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Full release notes below.

Pebble Firmware 4.3 Release Notes

Firmware 4.0+ is built for speed. Press Up for Pebble Health. Press Select for the Launcher with App Glances. Press Down for your personal Timeline. Get info quickly. Act faster than ever. Glance and go! To update your watch, select Menu » Support » Update Your Pebble from the Pebble smartphone app.

For all watches compatible with Firmware 4.3:

  • Reminders for iOS. Jog your memory with voice reminders that save to your Timeline and sync seamlessly with the iOS Reminders app. Reminders created on the watch will show in your default Reminders list on the phone. Marking items done on the watch will sync to your phone, and vice versa. Enable this Sneak Peek feature in the Pebble app » Settings » Actionable Notifications. For now, works with English-speaking users rocking Pebbles paired with iPhones.
  • Kickstart your day. Hop to it with Kickstart, a new default design in the Watchfaces tab of the mobile app.
  • For Developers. Get the full rundown at developer.pebble.com.
  • Compatibility. Pebble Firmware 4.3 works with 2-Series (Pebble 2) and Time-Series (Pebble Time, Time Steel, Time Round) Pebble watches. Version 3.12.3—released today—is the most current firmware for Classic-Series (Pebble Classic, Pebble Steel) models at this time.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

For 2-Series watches:

  • Heart Rate Zones. Enjoy weekly charts on-wrist and in-app, tallying how much time your body’s spent in Fat Burn, Endurance, and Performance heart rate zones.
  • Heart Rate Over Bluetooth. Third-party phone apps can now use Pebble’s heart rate monitoring to capture, sync, and visualize pulse info during activities. Try it out today with Runkeeper!
  • Workouts with Heart Rate. Fitness apps that automagically send live workout data to your wrist can now include heart rate data from the watch in their visualizations.
  • Improved Heart Rate Monitoring. Gotta <3 that!

Pebble Firmware 3.12.3 Release Notes

  • Time zone bug fixes and stability improvements.
  • Works with Classic-Series (Pebble Classic, Pebble Steel) models.

Pebble App for iPhone 4.3 Release Notes

For watches compatible with Firmware 4.3 and up:

  • Hop to it with Kickstart, a new default design in the Watchfaces tab of the mobile app.
  • Reminders Sneak Peek. Jog your memory with voice reminders that save to your Timeline and sync seamlessly with the iOS Reminders app. Reminders created on the watch will show in your default Reminders list on the phone. Marking items Done on the watch will sync to your phone, and vice versa. Enable this Sneak Peek feature in Settings » Actionable Notifications. Works with English-speaking users rocking Pebbles paired with iPhones for now.

For 2-Series watches running Firmware 4.3 and up:

  • Heart Rate Zones. See your Weekly Intensity Zones in the Health tab and on your watch. Tally how much time your body’s spent in Fat Burn, Endurance, and Performance.

For all watches (including Pebble, Pebble Steel) running Firmware 3.12 and up:

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • Download 4.3 from the iTunes App Store.

Pebble App for Android 4.3.0 Release Notes

For watches running Firmware 4.3 and up:

  • Hop to it with Kickstart, a new default design in the Watchfaces tab of the mobile app.

For 2-Series watches running Firmware 4.3 and up:

  • Heart Rate Zones. See your Weekly Intensity Zones in the Health tab. Tally how much time your body’s spent in Fat Burn, Endurance, and Performance.

For all watches running Firmware 3.12 and up:

Update to iOS 10.1 for Apple-Flavored Bluetooth Fixes

Hey friends, just checking in with a PSA for any Pebblers paired with iPhones.

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iOS 10 introduced a ton of cool new goodies for your devices, but also introduced some critical Bluetooth bugs that kept third-party accessories like Pebble 2 + Heart Rate from pairing properly with the new iPhone 7.

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Pebble 2: Fit & Smart

Pebble 2, the most complete wearable experience we’ve ever developed, is ready for your wrist!

Meet the Pebble 2 + Heart Rate family.

Meet the Pebble 2 + Heart Rate family.

The original Pebble put wearable technology on the map in 2012, inspiring others to follow our lead as we explored how wearable technology fits into our lives best. Pebble 2 is the ultimate expression of our approach to wearables: first-class fitness features coupled with the essential smartwatch experience we pioneered.

Pebble 2 is a long-lasting, water-resistant sports watch that’s thinner, lighter, and stronger than the original Pebble. It’s a focused, fun wearable that makes staying active, sleeping smarter, and nurturing healthy habits easier.

Pebble 2 + Heart Rate unifies the two experiences our community wants most: fitness tracking and time-saving convenience. No other band or smartwatch comes close to blending fit and smart together so beautifully for only $129.99.

Whether you’re psyched to live healthier or want to bring order to your digital life, Pebble 2 passes the test with flying colors.

Put Your Heart Into It

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Pebble 2 is shipping

Pebble 2 Kickstarter Rewards Start Shipping

It’s a good day 🙂

The first Pebble 2 rewards start shipping to backers today. We’re excited to get the ball rolling!

Flame Pebble 2

Comin’ in hot 🙂

If your Pebble 2 reward was successfully locked within the Pledge Portal earlier this month, you’re all set—no further action is needed. We will email you directly as your Pebble 2 is ready to ship and your tracking number is created. Your tracking number will be how to best monitor your parcel’s progress, culminating in arrival at your door. For backers whose rewards are going out today, check your inboxes (and spam folders) for a tracking number!

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Release Notes: Pebble Firmware (v4.1) and Mobile Apps (v4.1.1)

We invite all current Pebble users to update their Pebble apps to 4.1.1 from Google Play or the iTunes App Store. Pebble Time, Time Steel, Time Round, and Pebble 2 users can update their watches to 4.1 from the Pebble app: Menu » Support » Update Your Pebble.

For more help with Pebble’s 4.0+ software updates, visit our Support page

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Pebble Core = More Awesome with Amazon Alexa Expansion in the UK and Germany

“Alexa, is your Pebble Core integration available anywhere new?”

Today, thanks to our friends at Amazon, those in the UK and Germany can enjoy Alexa’s voice-enabled skills when Pebble Core starts shipping in 2017.

Pebble Core + Alexa

Amazon Alexa is a powerful, cloud-based service that makes everyday tasks a breeze with simple voice commands. Alexa has only gotten smarter and more useful with time, and its expansion into the UK and Germany is amazing news for folks in that region excited for Pebble Core.

Our engineering team is already building Alexa Voice Services (AVS) into Pebble Core, using Amazon’s Alexa Skill Kit (ASK). ASK makes up the tools developers use to expand what Alexa-enabled devices can do, from controlling smart home devices to telling you funny jokes.

“Voice integration has opened up countless opportunities for wearables, and it’s great to see Amazon bring the Alexa Skill Kit and Alexa Voice Services to developers in even more markets around the globe,” said Eric Migicovsky, CEO of Pebble. “At Pebble, we’re big fans of Alexa, and we’re excited to be working with Amazon to bring Alexa to Pebble Core, not only in the US, but now in the UK and Germany as well.”

Be the First to Have Pebble Core

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Unlock Your Best Health, Quick Looks, and Fast Actions with Pebble 4.0 Apps and Firmware

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This post has been updated to include details about Pebble Firmware 4.0.1, released on Tuesday, 6 September.

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Team Pebble is proud to share the latest big update to our software and mobile apps. Version 4.0 is all about maximizing  your ability to “glance and go.” We worked hard to make sure your Pebble helps you get information quickly and act faster than ever before.

Pebble Health 4.0

All current users can update their Pebble apps to 4.0 from Google Play or the iTunes App Store. Pebble Time, Time Steel, and Time Round users can update their watches to 4.0 from the Pebble app: Menu » Support » Update Your Pebble. For more help with Pebble’s 4.0 software and app updates, visit our Support page (full release notes below).

Step Up to Smarter Health

Pebble Health is now faster, easier to find, and more informative from the wrist.

Pebble Health 4.0
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The Secret to Happiness

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What makes you happy? When are you most energized and productive? We all have vague notions about the answers to these questions, but what if data could provide us deeper insights to help us be happier and more successful versions of ourselves?

This June, Pebble launched the Happiness App, an experimental app that enables users to record their mood and energy levels throughout the day. In the days following the Happiness App release, nearly 10k users installed the app and started logging their responses!

So what makes people happy?

For most people, happiness was a tank that was slowly filled throughout the day, with a happiness peak at lunchtime and then a sharp peak in the evening at 7pm. This is the hour when people are most likely to be spending quality time at home with loved ones, or hanging out with friends and decompressing from the day.

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