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.

SW 4.3

Kickstart Your Day

Kickstart

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: