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:

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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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Unlock Your Best Health, Quick Looks, and Fast Actions with Pebble 4.0 Apps and Firmware

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This post has been updated to include details about Pebble Firmware 4.0.1, released on Tuesday, 6 September.

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Team Pebble is proud to share the latest big update to our software and mobile apps. Version 4.0 is all about maximizing  your ability to “glance and go.” We worked hard to make sure your Pebble helps you get information quickly and act faster than ever before.

Pebble Health 4.0

All current users can update their Pebble apps to 4.0 from Google Play or the iTunes App Store. Pebble Time, Time Steel, and Time Round users can update their watches to 4.0 from the Pebble app: Menu » Support » Update Your Pebble. For more help with Pebble’s 4.0 software and app updates, visit our Support page (full release notes below).

Step Up to Smarter Health

Pebble Health is now faster, easier to find, and more informative from the wrist.

Pebble Health 4.0
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Enjoy Verizon Text Replies, Improved Sleep, and New Vibrations in Our Latest Updates

Spring has sprung, and we’ve got a fresh round of watch and app updates to enjoy.

iOS Text Reply

iOS Text Reply bypasses current messaging limitations in Apple’s operating system.

Version 3.11 of our firmware and apps expands iOS Text Reply to Verizon customers, upgrades Pebble Health’s sleep tracking, introduces new customization options, and more.

Dive in for what’s new and how to update your watch and Pebble apps. As always, keep us posted about what you love and want to see next.

iOS Text Reply for Verizon

A great chance.

Today!

As you wish!

Verizon Wireless is now a compatible carrier for iOS Text Reply, expanding Pebble’s reach as the first non-Apple smartwatches with working actionable message replies for iPhone.

Verizon Text Reply setup

Pebblers in the US with a Verizon contract can use iOS Text Reply from any Pebble smartwatch. After getting set up, incoming iOS and Verizon Messages can be responded to with a voice note (Time-Series watches only), emoji, or custom text reply.

Verizon Text Reply setup

With Verizon and AT&T on board as compatible carriers for iOS Text Reply, actionable message capabilities for Pebble users on iPhone continues to expand. We are working to get more carriers and services on board in response to your feedback.

For full details about iOS Text Reply, review our Support page.

New Features in 3.11 Firmware and Apps

3.11 Software Updates

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Pebble Updates 3-Feb

Kicking Pebble Health, Messages, and More Up a Notch

Pebble Health

We’re happy to share a healthy dose of features and improvements bundled in with today’s Pebble software updates. From a better Pebble Health experience to expanded messaging options, there’s something special for every smartwatch in the Pebble family.

Snag what’s new by downloading the latest Pebble Time smartphone app (v3.6 for iPhone or v3.9 for Android) and updating your Pebble watch to Firmware v3.9.

Pebble Health(ier) in Firmware 3.9 ?

Pebble Health

Pebble Health, our seamless step and sleep tracker, just got better.

Apps and watchfaces featuring Pebble Health stats are now possible, thanks to a new API released today. Starting with Stride (pictured above), Health-enabled watchfaces will be live soon on the Pebble appstore. Visit our Developer page to learn more about building with the Health API.

Roger that, Ian! Pebble Health is now more accurate overall and includes the option to show step distance in kilometers.

Pebble Health in km

Beyond Pebble Health, today’s updates deliver plenty to smile about. Check the full rundown below and keep in touch about what you’re down to see next. Full release notes below.

iOS Text Reply

iOS: Send custom responses to received Messages (works on watches with text replies enabled from a compatible carrier).

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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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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 »

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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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