Pebble Algorithm

Opening the Black Box: Publishing Pebble’s activity-tracking algorithms

This is a guest post by Nathaniel Stockham, a Ph.D. student in Neuroscience at Stanford University.


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When I started my study of bipolar disorder, I spent an inordinate amount of time comparing different devices, each differing in ease of use, reliability, battery life, remote access, and cost. What eventually led me to Pebble was my need to know exactly what was being calculated.

After reviewing dozens of commercial and clinical devices, I determined the most important variables to measure and designed two algorithms to capture the most salient motion characteristics. After months of validation in collaboration with Pebble and the Stanford Wearables Lab, I am making these two algorithms available to the public to encourage the use of a standard set of measures.

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Celebrate Mom with Pebble Time Round Special Editions

 

Pebble Time Round Mother's Day

Show mom love this Mother’s Day with something smart and lovely—just like her. The 14mm Pebble Time Round Special Edition available today comes in Rose Gold and Silver, with coordinating double-wrap leather bands.

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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th, so mark those calendars! Those who enjoy the white-knuckle rush of last-minute shopping can order these Special Editions with Free Expedited Shipping.

Pebble Time Round with double wrap bands are available exclusively at pebble.com for US customers. Happy Pebbling!

Celebrate The Big Game + Win a #PebbleTimeCapsule!

Whether you’re a football fanatic or just love an excuse to kick back with a house full of friends, snacks, and drinks, this Sunday is prime time for fun.

Pebble Super Bowl

We’ve huddled up “TIL-worthy” facts, game-time tips, and must-have Pebble apps to get the most out of The Big Game and avoid any party fouls. Check the full infographic out below.

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#PebbleTimeCapsule Challenge

With football fans from all over the world in town for The Big Game this Sunday, we thought it would be fun to hide a Pebble Time prize somewhere in the Bay Area each day for one lucky, plucky winner to find.

Find clues each day about where the Pebble Time Capsule is hiding on our #PebbleTimeCapsule Pinterest board. Correctly guessing the riddles will get you closer and closer to the Pebble Time Capsule. First one to find it, keeps it!
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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!

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Halloween Tricks and Treats for Your Pebble

It’s that time of year where ghouls, goblins, and everything spooky takes over. Keep your Pebble festive with watchfaces to ring in Halloween right.

Halloween | Download »

Halloween

Keep an eye on every spooky Halloween moment!


Calavera | Download »

Calavera

Great for both Halloween and Dia de los Muertos through the weekend, sport a traditional and colorful skull design.

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Metal Bands Ready

Metal Bands Are Ready to Rock

Adding a metal band is a great way to customize your Pebble and give it a dressier, more premium look and feel. Metal bands for Pebble Time Steel and Pebble Time Round are now available to order at pebble.com.

Pebble Time Metal Bands

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These bands start shipping in about 6-8 weeks, after we finish sending metal bands to our Pebble Time Steel Kickstarter backers and pre-order customers.

The Pebble Time Round bands available include a mesh style for the 14mm models and a link style for the 20mm ones.

Pebble Time Round

Metal band options for Pebble Time Round

The Pebble Time Steel bands are a 22mm-wide link style and comes in three finishes: Gunmetal Black, Silver, and Gold. In addition to fitting Pebble Time Steel, these 22mm bands also fit great with Pebble Classic and Pebble Time.

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FAQs

When will metal band orders place on pebble.com ship?

6-8 weeks. We are shipping Pebble Time Steel bands for our Kickstarter backers and pre-order customers first. When those are complete, other metal band orders will start shipping.

I have an existing order in place for a Pebble Time Steel or Pebble Time Round with a leather band only. How can I add a metal band?

Simply place a separate order for the metal band of your choice. This ensures that your watch order will ship as soon as possible. Enjoy your watch with a leather band until your metal band arrives!

How does this affect the Pebble Time Steel Exchange Program?

The terms remain the same! Pebble Time Steel Kickstarter backers are eligible to pre-order any Pebble Time Round for a $50 discount (full details here). Eligible backers may order Pebble Time Round with a leather band or with both the leather and metal band and receive $50 off their order. Those who already ordered Pebble Time Round with leather and want to add a metal band should place a separate order for the metal band. There is no effective price difference for ordering the band separately.

Pebble Time Round

A New Face for Pebble

Note: Post has been updated to include availability of Pebble Time Round metal bands for sale at pebble.com.

It Started with a Text

Seven years ago, I interrupted a morning bike ride to pull out my phone and check a text message. That moment inspired me to work on what became the original Pebble smartwatch.

Pebble has since established a lineup of uncomplicated smartwatches that enhance, simplify, and blend into our lives. Supported by amazing, die-hard users, we get to build technology that delights people every day. Our approach is simple and drives all we do: Start small. Improve constantly. Be faithful to your community. Get better with time.

Today, we are setting new standard for what smartwatches can be and who they can be for. Today, Pebble comes full circle.

Meet Pebble Time Round

Pebble Time Round

Meet the new face of smartwatches.

It’s lighter and thinner than any other, but yes, this is a smartwatch.

Pebble Time Round is faithful to timeless watch design while being a true Pebble at heart. The beautiful, always-on, e-paper display discreetly camouflages the smarts within. Summon timeline to keep tabs on your day. Leave the phone in your bag and bring notifications, messages, incoming calls, and music controls to your wrist. Pebble Time Round is the perfect companion for those who like their wearable tech a bit more incognito.

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#WhatsAppening: 7–13 Aug

What’s Appening, Pebblers?

On our end, quite a bit! Before bidding sayonara for the weekend, take some cool new apps for a spin—your smartwatch will thank you:

Stopwatch by Pebble | Download »

Stopwatch by Pebble

Welcome to the first official Pebble stopwatch, with support for recording up to 20 laps. Press Select to start/pause timing, Up to save a lap time, and Down to reset and clear recorded times.


Timer by Pebble | Download »

Create countdowns on the fly! Our new Timer app can handle up to eight saved timers and will run in the background, if you like. Watch your timers count down in either a list or watchface view, where fizzy water drains down to empty when you hit zero.


Max My Fitness Dog | Download »

Max My Fitness Dog for Pebble

Have you ever had a cuter personal trainer? Max is a Pebble Pup with pep: an all-in-one virtual pet, activity tracker, and coach. Max will count your steps and activity, encouraging you to move and shake throughout the day for goodies you can share to keep Max happy. Props to Handy Games for a great new way to keep fit with Pebble!


Give this week’s selections a try and tell us what you think. Got any other appstore faves you’d like to tell us about? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Reddit.

Until next time!

Eventbrite for Pebble

Eventbrite + Pebble = Your Ticket to Fun

There’s nothing like being live and in person, and Team Pebble loves hosting great events. Whether it’s throwing a pajama party for Pebblers in Austin or meeting talented students in Waterloo, Eventbrite has helped Team Pebble bring our community together in fun, original ways—time and time again.

Today, enjoying live Eventbrite experiences gets even more awesome with a new app for Pebble’s timeline interface. Eventbrite for Pebble is live now on the appstore, ready to get you to your next fun gathering.

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