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:

Pebble 2: Fit & Smart

Pebble 2, the most complete wearable experience we’ve ever developed, is ready for your wrist!

Meet the Pebble 2 + Heart Rate family.

Meet the Pebble 2 + Heart Rate family.

The original Pebble put wearable technology on the map in 2012, inspiring others to follow our lead as we explored how wearable technology fits into our lives best. Pebble 2 is the ultimate expression of our approach to wearables: first-class fitness features coupled with the essential smartwatch experience we pioneered.

Pebble 2 is a long-lasting, water-resistant sports watch that’s thinner, lighter, and stronger than the original Pebble. It’s a focused, fun wearable that makes staying active, sleeping smarter, and nurturing healthy habits easier.

Pebble 2 + Heart Rate unifies the two experiences our community wants most: fitness tracking and time-saving convenience. No other band or smartwatch comes close to blending fit and smart together so beautifully for only $129.99.

Whether you’re psyched to live healthier or want to bring order to your digital life, Pebble 2 passes the test with flying colors.

Put Your Heart Into It

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Pebble 2 on Kickstarter

Release Notes: Pebble Firmware (v4.1) and Mobile Apps (v4.1.1)

We invite all current Pebble users to update their Pebble apps to 4.1.1 from Google Play or the iTunes App Store. Pebble Time, Time Steel, Time Round, and Pebble 2 users can update their watches to 4.1 from the Pebble app: Menu » Support » Update Your Pebble.

For more help with Pebble’s 4.0+ software updates, visit our Support page

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#WhatsAppening: July 4–17

Pebble’s all about keeping you on the go, saving you time by taking your phone out less. In this installment of #WhatsAppening we’re highlighting some apps to help you keep the phone in your pocket and still get things done.

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Happiness App

How to be Happy: Experiments in tracking mood and energy

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?

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