It’s an exciting day for Chinese-reading Pebblers and fans. Starting now, Pebble’s operating system and notifications will feature simplified and traditional Chinese language support, thanks to the Beta program going live today.
Activating Chinese language support for any Pebble is easy:
- Make sure your Pebble’s firmware has been updated to version 2.9.
- Have the Pebble Android app (v2.3+) or the Pebble iOS app (v2.5+) installed on your smartphone.
- Set your Pebble’s language to Chinese (Simplified or Traditional) on your Pebble app in Menu » Settings » Current Language » Selected Language.
- For more help updating your Pebble or Pebble apps for Chinese language integration, visit our help page here.
Make the Beta Better!
The Pebble Chinese language beta provides both support for incoming Chinese notifications and Chinese localization of the Pebble operating system. The Pebble appstore and Pebble’s mobile apps will still display in English. We plan to expand Chinese support in the coming months, and are looking for Pebblers’ help on that front! Chinese-speaking Pebblers can assist right now by visiting our Translations Corrections Page.
We may not be bringing about world peace, but getting Pebble to display more languages and characters has been an important goal, starting with localization for French, German, and Spanish back in December. Expect even more languages and character sets to be added in the future. One of the things we love most about the Pebble community is that it’s a global family of users, developers, fans, and friends, united in making awesome happen. Let’s do it again for our Chinese-speaking friends!
It’s a great day for Chinese fans to get excited for native language support on Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel. Only a few days left on our Kickstarter campaign, so let them know the good news!
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