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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Timeline for Classic Pebbles Is Coming! Accepting Android Beta Testers Now

UPDATE: Pebble Firmware v3.8 with timeline support for Classic Pebbles is now publicly available all users. Simply download the Pebble Time app for iOS (v3.5) or Android (v3.8.1) to migrate your watch.

The Pebble Time Kickstarter project brought more than just color, voice, and ergonomic design to our family of smartwatches. The campaign also introduced a focused and delightful new operating system with Pebble Firmware 3.0. Featuring the timeline interface to organize your past, present, and future, 3.0 is all about delivering the best ways to get things done from your wrist.

During the campaign, we promised to bring support for Pebble Time’s 3.0 operating system to the rest of our lineup as well. We’re happy to announce that timeline, unlimited apps, and more are on their way to Pebble Classic and Pebble Steel this month.

Timeline on Classic

We’re inviting a few Android users to help field test the new firmware now, with the full public release of 3.8 coming soon after. Due to restrictions within the iTunes App Store, we can only extend invitations to beta test Pebble firmware to Android users at this time. Pebblers on iOS will have full access to Firmware 3.8 when it is out of beta and publicly available later this month.

timeline

To beta test Firmware 3.8 on Pebble Classic or Pebble Steel (Android Only):

UPDATE: The 3.8 Beta program is now closed. Firmware 3.8 is now publicly available for download.

  1. Request to join the Timeline for Pebble Classic Beta Group here »
  2. If your request is accepted, you will receive a beta version of the Pebble Time Android app (v3.8.0), downloadable from the Google Play Store. Invitations will be sent on a rolling basis and increase over time. Don’t worry if you aren’t immediately invited to be a beta tester.
  3. Migrate your Pebble Classic or Pebble Steel to Firmware 3.8 using the instructions on our Help page »

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Introducing iOS Text Reply to the Pebble Time Lineup (Release Notes)

iOS Text Reply

Text Reply on iOS sends messages directly via your carrier, replies do not appear in the Messages app.

Pebble is excited to introduce Text Reply for iOS, a beta feature making us the first non-Apple smartwatch to bring voice and text replies to our iPhone users.

Starting today, Pebblers in the U.S. on a post-paid AT&T account can test drive iOS Text Reply using their Pebble Time, Time Steel, or Time Round. After setting things up, users can respond with a voice reply or pre-defined text to incoming items from the iOS Messages app.

Expanding voice capabilities to Pebblers with iPhones continues to be a big focus of ours. We are working to enable additional carriers and services to provide actionable notifications to more and more iPhone users. For full details about iOS Text Replies, review the FAQ below or on our Support page.

To get started with iOS Text Reply, follow these steps:

  1. Update your Pebble Time iPhone app to version 3.4 or higher.
  2. After updating the iPhone app, update your Pebble Time’s firmware to version 3.7 or higher. Select Menu » Support » Update Your Pebble if you aren’t prompted automatically.
  3. From the iOS app, navigate to Menu » Settings » Actionable Notifications to set up Text Replies for the first time.
  4. Follow the setup instructions.
  5. After successful setup, notifications received from the Messages app will have the option to reply with voice or a list of pre-defined responses.
  6. Note: Successfully sent Pebble replies will NOT appear in the iOS Messages app. The reply is sent as an SMS through AT&T directly, and not the Messages app.

Setting up iOS Text Reply

For full details about iOS Message Replies, review the FAQ on our Support page. Full release notes for Pebble Time Firmware 3.7, iOS 3.4, and Android 3.7 below.

 

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Voice2Timeline app

New API and Updates Expand Nuance Voice Recognition to More Pebble Users (Release Notes)

You speak and we listen 🙂

Today, we’re giving Pebble developers the keys to unlocking awesome voice-powered apps for all Pebble Time, Time Steel, and Time Round users. Powered by Nuance, our new Dictation API makes Pebble apps that use voice recognition from the wrist possible. From keeping in touch hands-free to controlling smart homes and connected cars, the possibilities are endless. We’re excited to see what developers build with this sweet new tool.

The voice features from apps using our API can be enjoyed by all users—iPhone or Android—with a compatible Pebble smartwatch. Since Pebble Time users on Android already enjoy sending quick voice replies, we’re glad that those on iOS will soon enjoy voice-recognition apps as well.

 

Get started with the Pebble SDK and Dictation API »

Read more on the Nuance blog »
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Pebble Time App for iPhone Updated to v3.3 (Release Notes)

Note: This post has been updated to include v3.3.1 of the Pebble Time iPhone app, a minor release with bug fixes and stability improvements.

Pebble TIme Round

We’ve added app support for Pebble Time Round, and more 🙂

Today’s update to the Pebble Time Watch app for iPhone includes increased weather support in timeline, preparation for upcoming firmware features, and many under-the-hood improvements and fixes. We recommend all Pebble Time users paired with iPhones to update to the latest. Full release notes below.

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Pebble Time Software Updates

Fall for New Pebble Time Firmware, Android, and iOS Updates (Release Notes)

Today’s Pebble Time firmware release (v3.4) rounds out a trifecta of software updates that began with our Android and iPhone apps last week. The updates work together to bring some new features to the table (full release notes below).

Pebble Time Firmware 3.4

Choose between English, German, Spanish, or French with Firmware 3.4 and the Pebble Time latest smartphone apps.

Spanish, French, and German Localization

Firmware 3.4 brings full French, German, and Spanish support to Pebble Time and Time Steel. After updating the firmware and your Pebble Time smartphone app to the latest versions, set the desired display and voice languages for your watch from the Settings menu in the app.
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Android app for Pebble v3.3

Pebble Time app for Android updated to v3.3 (Release Notes)

Photo credit: @bryancollom (great Pebble Time review, Bryan!)

We’ve got a new update on deck for Pebble Time and Time Steel users who pair their watches with Android devices. Full release notes below.

Version 3.3 brings better notification syncing between your Pebble and paired device. Dismissing or acting on a notification from your phone will now automatically dismiss the notification from your watch.
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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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New Firmware and Android Updates for Pebble Time

Bigger, Brighter, Awesome-er: New Firmware and Android Updates for Pebble Time

We’re all about making the Pebble experience better over time, thanks to regular updates and feedback from the community.

New Dismiss All feature

Today, we’re happy to share updates to Pebble Time’s operating system and Android apps that bring top-requested settings and features to your wrist (full release notes below).

To update Pebble Time’s operating system/firmware, select Menu » Support » Update Your Pebble within the Pebble Time app for iOS or Android.

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