Summer is finally upon us and it’s time to start making the most of it. Ways Pebble can help you enjoy the season is #WhatsAppening this week: take your Pebble outside, get active, and enjoy the great outdoors!
When we kicked off this project, we promised the campaign would showcase the entire Pebble lineup for 2016. Letting you pick the best mix of our new wearables in one place makes total sense.
The feedback from Pebble Time Round fans has been awesome. You’re eager to see something cool for it during this project. We hear you loud and clear!
Thanks to you, we’re bringing our lightest, thinnest, and most stylish activity tracking smartwatch to Kickstarter with a pair of Pebble Time Round Special Editions.
Pebble watches are still the only non-Apple wearables that can reply to received iOS Messages. It’s part of the work we do to deliver a rich, fully-featured integration with iPhone that keeps getting better. From being able to filter which apps send notifications to your wrist to integrating Pebble Health with Apple’s HealthKit, making the Pebble iOS experience the best it can be is how we roll.
Actionable notifications like Pebble replies to texts and emails are a bit easier to implement for Android users, thanks to that operating system’s more open philosophy, but we’re always hard at work to make the Pebble experience on both mobile platforms as consistent as possible. The new features available for iOS Pebble users today have been available to Android users for some time now.
iOS Text Reply Sneak Peek for UK, Australia, The Netherlands, and T-Mobile US
“Big things have small beginnings.”
Pebble’s dedicated wellness ecosystem got its start when Pebble Health launched last year with step and sleep tracking, and we’ve worked tirelessly to evolve it further.
Today, we’re introducing our vision for a world-class suite of services for developing and nurturing healthy habits. No matter where we are in our fitness journeys, we can all use help in living healthier and happier—whether that’s by managing stress, staying active, getting the right vitamins and nutrients, or taking time for reflection.
Introducing Open Health for Healthier Habits
Health’s place in the world of wearable technology is still uncharted territory—there’s much to discover and many questions to answer. No one yet knows exactly which services will work best for people, or how to best deliver a tailored, personalized experience that goes beyond cookie-cutter “solutions.” As part of our mission to pioneer and build the best wearable experiences imaginable, we’re making the Pebble Health platform more open and collaborative than ever.
Last year, Pebble introduced built-in activity tracking as the foundation of our new Health app. But health is so much more than steps and sleep. For the past several months, we’ve been brainstorming about what’s next for Pebble Health. I’d like to share with you the results of our first internal experiment: The Happiness App.
Our motivation behind this project was to understand how our mood and energy levels fluctuated throughout the day. Was there a natural pattern or weekly cadence? Could we visualize our personalities based on these fluctuations?
In the lead-up to mass production later this year, our industrial design, mechanical, and manufacturing teams are currently in Asia visiting factories, assessing packaging mockups, reviewing pre-production watchband samples, and more.
We look forward to having them back at HQ next week, but are enjoying the sights they’re sharing from behind the scenes.
In the midst of the excitement and work going into our Kickstarter campaign for Pebble Core, Pebble 2, and Time 2, the team continues to bring regular updates to our current watches and apps.
Version 3.13 of Pebble’s firmware and mobile apps includes a clearer, more accurate Pebble Health experience; an official Weather app; a new emoji; and a fix to keep the iPhone app’s file size down.
Do you bounce out of bed happily with the morning sun, or do you hit the snooze button 5 times before zombie-walking to the shower? Asked another way… Do you think that the early bird gets the worm, or does the second mouse get the cheese? The correct answer is… It depends! It depends on your chronotype. So what is chronotype?
This is a guest post by Nathaniel Stockham, a Ph.D. student in Neuroscience at Stanford University.
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.
A major highlight of the Pebble journey so far is the friends we make along the way.
Pebble Projects We Love
Our vision for wearable technology became a foundation for others to expand upon and be inspired by. All the credit in the world goes to those who have used Pebble to improve the lives of those with lifelong conditions like diabetes and Parkinson’s; assist teachers in the classroom; start successful businesses; express their creativity; or learn to code and crowdfund their own projects.
We love doing right by the people who love us by supporting and loving them back. On that note, check out some recent projects we love. We’re excited to see these ideas coming to life.