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).


Reply to Call with SMS

Reply to incoming calls on Android with a SMS. Send a voice note, emoji, or custom message instead of answering the phone.


Send SMS app

Start conversations from your Time-series watch with a new Send Text app for Android.


MMS on Pebble

Incoming MMS notifications now show descriptive icons and any text included with them.


Watch-Only Mode

Kicking in when your battery is critically low, Watch-Only Mode sports a new look and gives you more time to get charged up.

Enjoy the updates, Pebblers!


Pebble Time Firmware 3.9 Release Notes

  • Pebble Health tracking is now more accurate and can show distance in kilometers. Toggle settings from the Pebble Time smartphone app.
  • Support for apps and watchfaces showing activity data from the Pebble Health API.
  • Incoming MMS messages now show descriptive icons and any text included.
  • Speed improvements for Pebble Time and Time Steel, including snappier animations from Pebble Time Round.
  • Improved Watch-Only Mode: keep your Pebble functioning as a watch for a few more hours when the battery is critically low. Alarms, the backlight, and softer vibration remain while Bluetooth and activity tracking shut off to save power.
  • Improved low battery warnings based on time left with power instead of percentage remaining.
  • Ура, дождались! Cyrillic characters are now supported in notifications and alerts. Enable from the Pebble Time smartphone app: Menu » Settings » Watch Language » Selected Language.
  • Under-the-hood fixes and stability improvements.
  • To update to the latest firmware, select Menu » Support » Update Your Pebble from the Pebble Time smartphone app.

Pebble Time App for iPhone 3.6 Release Notes

  • NEW Custom Text Replies: Send custom responses to received iOS Messages. Works on Pebble watches with text replies enabled from a compatible carrier.
  • NEW Toggle Pebble Health settings between miles or kilometers (requires a Time-series watch running Firmware 3.9 or higher).
  • Under-the-hood fixes and stability improvements.
  • Download 3.6 from the iTunes App Store.

Pebble Time App for Android 3.9.0 Release Notes

  • NEW Reply to call with SMS: Can’t answer? No problemo. Send a voice note, emoji, or custom message instead.
  • NEW Send Text App for Time-series watches: Start a convo from your wrist! Send a voice note, emoji, or custom message to recent or favorite contacts.
  • NEW Toggle Pebble Health settings between miles or kilometers (requires a Time-series watch running Firmware 3.9 or higher).
    Under-the-hood fixes and stability improvements.
  • Download 3.9.0 from the Google Play Store.