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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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 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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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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Pebble Time Pre-orders start 22 June

Let Pebble Time Shipping Begin! Pre-Orders Start June 22

Pebble Time Shipping Starts Today

Let’s Ship Some Watches!

Pebble Time rewards begin their journeys home as shipments to our amazing Kickstarter backers are underway:

  • With Pebble Time now at distribution centers, shipping labels and tracking numbers will start going out and ramp up quickly.
  • The first 10,000 Pebble Time rewards will ship from our five distribution centers around the world this week.
  • From there, we’ll keep on shipping! All Pebble Time backers should receive tracking numbers by mid-June.

The support and feedback from our first million Pebblers since starting this journey has carried us further and faster than we imagined. Thanks to them, we’re delivering the most focused, purpose-built smartwatch for busy people to Get. Things. Done.

Pebble Time builds on the past, focuses on the present, and welcomes the future.

For Pebble Time-ready apps and watchfaces you’ll love at first sight, check our new guide »

Ready for the World, Your Wrist, and Pre-Orders

After getting Pebble Time on backers’ wrists, let’s make it rain everywhere else. You can help us spread the love.

Pebble Time pre-orders begin on Monday, June 22

Pre-order timing was a burning question ever since wrapping our last Kickstarter campaign. With the cat out of the bag, let’s welcome more Pebblers to the Time family. To stay in the loop about pre-order day, sign up at pebble.com/pebble_time and we’ll remind you directly.

Better with Time

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Keep the Momentum Going: Pebble’s got new Android superpowers (Release Notes)

Android Wear + Pebble

Pebble is all about momentum: Get a good running start, steadily pick up the pace, and keep the party going. On top of firmware and iOS app updates, it’s an especially awesome day for Android Pebblers. Our Android actionable notifications compatibility goes from Beta to public release, giving Pebble the power to reply and act on notifications right from your wrist.

Making the magic happen is easy: simply update your Pebble to the latest firmware released last week (v2.9) and grab the latest Pebble Android app (v.2.3.0) from the Google Play Store. 

Full release notes below.

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Apps for Heroes: CommandWear Pebble app keeps first responders heads-up and hands-free

First responders have one of the toughest, most critical jobs out there. Any chance Pebble gets to show love and support to these everyday heroes is a win in our book.

Paramedic + Pebble

Today we’re proud to share news that CommandWear—a platform for using technology to keep first responders heads-up and hands-free when out in the field—now integrates with Pebble and is live in our appstore for Android devices.

We love that CommandWear, like Pebble, is purpose-built to be truly useful for those who need it. During extensive testing with police, paramedics, and other first responders, CommandWear refined their app to make the best use of Pebble’s tactile, glanceable, durable, and fast design and interface.

“At festivals, concerts and other large public events, noise levels can be at a height where you can’t hear yourself think, let alone hear radio communications,” explained Rod Salem, Director of Emergency Management Operations at BC Ambulance. “We have tried a number of different products, such as headsets similar to what pilots wear. Although they solve the noise issue, they are cumbersome and not conducive to caring for patients in the field.”

First responders found Pebble’s wrist vibration gave them the ability to detect incoming messages that they would have missed on their radios or smart phones. It’s great to see emergency workers like Rod show love for this Pebble integration already, and look forward to more feedback as CommandWear becomes part of more safety agencies’ toolkits.

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