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!

Pebble Health

Since you are your best motivator, Pebble Health focuses on personal success. Instead of striving for an arbitrary step count, your daily progress is measured against your own personal average. At night, Pebble Health tracks how long and well you sleep, helping you make better sleep decisions. Weekly graphs of both step and sleep stats make it easy to see trends over time.

Every aspect of Pebble Health works simply, automatically, and seamlessly so that it’s fun and easy to use. Fully compatible with Google Fit and Apple HealthKit, Pebble Health paints a full picture of the fitness goals you’re working towards.

Pebble Health

Pebble Health is only available for Pebble Time, Time Steel, and Time Round smartwatches running Firmware 3.8 and above. Users with Pebble Classic and Pebble Steel may still enjoy 24/7 activity tracking from apps like Misfit and Jawbone

Developer Access to Pebble Health

Pebble Health is eager to let our Developer community in on the action. With our upcoming Health API, devs can build apps and watchfaces that turn health and activity data into beautiful visualizations and valuable new experiences. We can’t wait to see what our developer community does with these new capabilities.

Early next year, we’ll be giving developers what they need to tie health and wellness more seamlessly into the Pebble experience. Stay tuned on our Pebble Developer page for the latest progress on the Health API.

Innovation for Health and Medical Research

Pebble Health is a natural extension of our commitment to openness. To create the most accessible wearable health platform, Pebble has partnered with the Stanford Wearable Health lab to bring our technology to researchers interested in a transparent health and medical standard for wearable data collection and study.

Transparency at the algorithmic level is an essential missing piece in the progress toward making wearables valid for use in health applications. By making the right data available, Pebble Health allows us to perform proper validation studies on activity tracking for the first time. This eliminates questions about the validity of data collected using these devices, and removes barriers for researchers and clinicians. Now, methods for collection of wearable health data will be transparent, allowing health professionals to apply previous insights to new data. We’re excited to collaborate with Pebble on this approach and further our mission to lead the way for wearable health and medicine applications.Dr. Christy Lane, Stanford Wearable Health Lab.

The vision for Pebble Health goes beyond just steps and sleep. We’re truly excited about how Pebble can move health research forward. For medical and research inquires, please drop us a line.

Timeline Support for Pebble Classic and Steel

During the Pebble Time Kickstarter campaign, we promised to bring support for Pebble Time’s 3.0 operating system to the rest of our lineup. We’re happy to announce that timeline, unlimited apps, and more are fully available today with the release of Firmware 3.8.

Thank you to all the Android Pebblers who helped us beta test this past week!

To update your classic Pebble to Firmware 3.8, download the Pebble Time app for iOS (v3.5) or Android (v3.8.0) and follow the migration steps provided. Full instructions here.

Keep on Pebbling!

Our team cares deeply about creating technology that blends seamlessly into our lives and improves over time. It’s about making Pebble watches something we love to keep on our wrists as much as possible. Battery life measured in days, always-on displays, and a steady stream of new features and updates helps every member of the Pebble watch lineup stay fresh and delightful.

Enjoy today’s updates and please keep in touch about what you love and what you want to see next.

Full release notes below.

Pebble Time App for Android 3.8.1 Release Notes

  • Resolves issues some had after upgrading to 3.8.0. This hotfix release includes the improvements from 3.8.0 detailed below.
  • Meet Pebble Health! Natively track your step and sleep activity. Receive useful fitness insights both in the app and on your timeline.
  • Support for Pebble Classic and Pebble Steel: Upgrades non-Time Pebble watches to 3.8 firmware and adds support for timeline and unlimited apps.
  • New universal search: Find your apps, notification settings, and the Pebble appstore right from the home screen.
  • Improvements to Music Control and Facebook Messenger notifications.
  • Watches running Firmware 3.8 or higher can now be operated in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, or Portuguese. Select the language in Settings » Watch Language.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements to version 3.7.0.
  • Download 3.8.0 from the Google Play Store.

Pebble Time App for iPhone 3.5 Release Notes

  • Meet Pebble Health! Natively track your step and sleep activity. Receive useful fitness insights both in the app and on your timeline.
  • Support for Pebble Classic and Pebble Steel: Upgrades non-Time Pebble watches to 3.8 firmware and adds support for timeline and unlimited apps.
  • Add New Watch: A new menu item to connect another Pebble watch while one is already paired.
  • Watches running Firmware 3.8 or higher can now be operated in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, or Portuguese. Select the language in Settings » Watch Language.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements to version 3.4.
  • Download 3.5 from the iTunes App Store.

Pebble Time Firmware 3.8 Release Notes

  • NEW Pebble Health: natively track steps and sleep, get health insights during the day, and review milestones in your timeline. Available on Time series watches only.
  • Added support for Pebble Classic and and Pebble Steel, including timeline, unlimited apps, and an optimized interface for classic watches.
  • Watches can now be operated in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, or Portuguese. Select the language in the Pebble Time app » Settings » Watch Language.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements to version 3.7.
  • To update to the latest firmware, select Menu » Support » Update Your Pebble within the Pebble Time app for iOS or Android.