Win sweet music gear for your next work meeting or dance party in our #GOVEING video contest!

When we heard British Prime Minister David Cameron had to give MP Michael Gove a bollocking for accidentally blasting Beyoncé on his phone using his Pebble, we were all:

"Oh lawd."

“Oh lawd.”

As awkward as a dressing down from your head of government is for “accidental Pebbling,” we can make lemonade with these lemons! We’re calling on Pebblers to help make #GOVEING a thing, with a chance to win some sweet music prizes from us and our friends at Pandora, SOL REPUBLIC, and Ultimate Ears.

Simply post a video of yourself using Pebble to play your favorite song somewhere random and fun with the #GOVEING hashtag, then submit your entry to our contest page (full details below).

Happy #GOVEING! Can’t wait to hear your favorite songs and see your sweet moves.

<3, Team Pebble

Muah.

Pebble loves you like XO.

Prizes

5 Winners (for Best Videos) will receive:

  • 1 Pebble in Jet Black, Arctic White, or Cherry Red
  • 1 Year of Pandora One*
  • 1 Ultimate Ears (UE) Boom Speaker

1 Winner (Random Drawing) will receive:

  • 1 Pebble in Jet Black, Arctic White, or Cherry Red
  • 1 Year of Pandora One*
  • 1 SOL REPUBLIC Punk Speaker

Everyone who posts a video and enters the contest will receive a sweet Pebble sticker!**

Enter on Facebook

  1. Share Pebble’s #GOVEING video in a post.
  2. Make and share your own video, with the #GOVEING hashtag included.
  3. Submit your entry to our contest page.

Enter on Instagram

  1. Like Pebble’s #GOVEING video on Instagram.
  2. Make and share your own video, with the #GOVEING hashtag included.
  3. Submit your entry to our contest page.

Enter on Twitter

  1. Share Pebble’s #GOVEING video in a tweet.
  2. Make and share your own video, with the #GOVEING hashtag included.
  3. Submit your entry to our contest page.

Enter on YouTube

  1. Like Pebble’s #GOVEING video on YouTube.
  2. Make and share your own video, with the #GOVEING hashtag included.
  3. Submit your entry to our contest page.

*Prize winners outside of the US, Australia, or New Zealand will receive 12 months of Spotify Premium in lieu of one year of Pandora One.

**Entries will be accepted until midnight (Pacific Time) on Saturday, 7 Feb 2015. Winners will be announced on Monday, 9 Feb 2015. Prizes will be delivered by Monday, 23 Feb 2015.

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If you (or a friend) develop for Android or iOS, are passionate about bringing wearables to the masses, want to push Pebble to the next level, and love working with an awesome team at an innovative company, check out our Jobs page to get in touch! As a side perk, blasting Beyoncé during meetings is never looked down upon 🙂

Beyoncé during a meeting is never an accident.

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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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Love Pebble back? Join our Team!

If you (or a friend) develop for Android or iOS, are passionate about bringing wearables to the masses, want to push Pebble to the next level, and love working with an awesome team at an innovative company, check out our Jobs page to get in touch!

Software Roundup: New iOS App + Android Beta App (Release Notes)

Ahoy, Pebblers! We’re two weeks into 2015 and have a couple updates for you while getting into the swing of a brand new year. 

Pebble Android App v2.3 BETA 2

Awww yisss…custom replies in Android 2.3 (BETA 2).

Our 2.6.2 update to the Pebble iOS app includes the latest JavaScript apps on the Pebble appstore, plus bug fixes. For the Androiders out there, we’ve released a new version of the 2.3 Beta app, which gives your Pebble the power to respond to Android Wear notifications with your own custom replies. Pretty sweet, right?

Full release notes below.

Pebble Android app 2.3 BETA 2

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Cheers to the Pebble #AppsOfTheYear

It’s the last day of the year and Team Pebble’s ready to ring in 2015 in style. It’s been great looking back on the amazing moments 2014 brought to the world of Pebble apps. We’re looking forward to an even bigger, sweeter, awesome-er 2015…with Pebblers sitting shotgun the whole way through 🙂

Happy New Year!

Our week-long countdown ends today as we celebrate and toast the Pebble Apps of the Year. Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve, Pebblers! See you on the flip side.

Missed a previous day in the countdown? Recap here:

Pebble Apps of the Year

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Pebble #AppsOfTheYear Countdown: Day 6 (Health & Fitness)

We’re closing in on the finish line of our Apps of the Year countdown. Since many of us will be making fitness-related resolutions in a day or so, we’re featuring the best Health & Fitness apps.

Do more with Pebble apps

After breaking a sweat with today’s selections, come back tomorrow for the big show: The Pebble Apps of the Year.

Missed a previous day in the countdown? Recap here:

Health & Fitness Apps of the Year

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Pebble #AppsOfTheYear Countdown: Day 5 (Daily, Games)

Happy Monday! Day 5 of our 2014 roundup features the best Daily apps. We’re building up to New Year’s Eve, when we present The Pebble Apps of the Year. 

Should be fun.

After taking these picks for a spin, come back tomorrow for the next Best Of category: Health & Fitness. 

Missed a previous day in the countdown? Recap here:

Daily Apps of the Year

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Pebble #AppsOfTheYear Countdown: Day 4 (Notifications, Remotes)

Day 4 of our 2014 roundup is a double-whammy of categories: the best apps in Notifications and in Remotes. We’re ramping up to New Year’s Eve, when we present The Pebble Apps of the Year.

Windsurfing with Pebble

Pebbler Willem Olding windsurfing with his Pebble and GoPro.

Give these awesome apps a try then come back tomorrow for the next Best Of categories: Daily and Games!

Missed a previous day in the countdown? Recap here:

Notification Apps of the Year

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Pebble #AppsOfTheYear Countdown: Day 3 (Tools & Utilities)

Day 3 of our 2014 roundup brings together the best Tools & Utilities on the Pebble appstore. The countdown culminates on New Year’s Eve, when we present The Pebble Apps of the Year.

NightScout for Pebble

Turn your Pebble into a Swiss Army knife of usefulness today, and check back tomorrow for the next Best Of categories: Notifications and Remotes. 

Missed a previous day in the countdown? Recap here:

Tools & Utilities of the Year

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Pebble #AppsOfTheYear Countdown: Day 2 (Watchfaces)

It’s Boxing Day, a big shopping day in many parts of the world. Here on the Pebble Blog, it’s Watchface Day, featuring the faces that really delighted Pebblers’ wrists this year. Our multi-day countdown culminates on New Year’s Eve, when we present The 2014 Pebble Apps of the Year.

How I Pebble

After swagging out your Pebble with some of the year’s best watchfaces, check back tomorrow for the next Best Of category: Tools & Utilities! 

Missed a previous day in the countdown? Recap here:

Watchfaces of the Year

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Merry Christmas, New Pebblers! Countdown to the Pebble #AppsOfTheYear (Team Picks)

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our Pebble family to yours. We hope you’re enjoying a fun and relaxing time with loved ones. Judging by what we’re seeing online, lots of new Pebblers are joining our ranks today as presents got unwrapped.

#AppsOfTheYear Day 1

It’s a perfect time to share our favorite Pebble apps of 2014. The Pebble appstore’s got something for everyone and it’s a great place to start your new Pebble journey! We kick off this multi-day series with Team Pebble’s personal favorites, counting down to 2014’s Apps of the Year on New Year’s Eve.

Give the selections below a spin on the Pebble appstore, then check back tomorrow for the next installment of awesome: Watchfaces!

Team Pebble Picks of the Year

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