Celebrate Mom with Pebble Time Round Special Editions

 

Pebble Time Round Mother's Day

Show mom love this Mother’s Day with something smart and lovely—just like her. The 14mm Pebble Time Round Special Edition available today comes in Rose Gold and Silver, with coordinating double-wrap leather bands.

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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th, so mark those calendars! Those who enjoy the white-knuckle rush of last-minute shopping can order these Special Editions with Free Expedited Shipping.

Pebble Time Round with double wrap bands are available exclusively at pebble.com for US customers. Happy Pebbling!

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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New Pebble Prices

Be Happier and Healthier with New Pebble Prices

Consistently improving the Pebble experience over time is what makes us tick. Our unique approach to technology comes to life with every new feature, update, and delighted user. Driven by the pursuit of awesome, we work 24-7 to keep the Pebble community happy, healthy, and growing. While others have entered the field since we pioneered the modern smartwatch on Kickstarter, it’s still Pebble that remains the “Best Smartwatch Overall.”

Today, we’re celebrating the success of Pebble Health and the Time-series watches it works with. New prices in USD for Pebble Time ($149.99) and Pebble Time Round ($199.99)—combined with improved European and UK prices for our entire lineup—make joining the Pebble community or upgrading to the latest models easier than ever.


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To Your Health

Well loved and widely acclaimed, Pebble Health is the latest super power to land on users’ wrists. Since launching in December, nearly everyone who can use our seamless step and sleep tracking has installed it and enjoys it regularly. Over 90% of Time-series watches in the wild have activated Pebble health, and about two-thirds use it at least weekly.
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Pebble Time Smartstraps We Love

If our Time-Series watches were peanut butter, then smartstraps are the jelly: sweet extras that make things more awesome. Smartstrap accessories give Pebble Time new powers with technology embedded in the band.

Check out two emerging projects we’re supporting on Kickstarter.

Pagaré: Secure, Wireless Payments

Your watch becomes your wallet with Pagaré by FitPay. The wireless payment smartstrap is secure, fast, and easy. Pay with a wave and go. Works with Pebble Time, Time Steel, and Time Round (20mm).

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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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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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Introducing iOS Text Reply to the Pebble Time Lineup (Release Notes)

iOS Text Reply

Text Reply on iOS sends messages directly via your carrier, replies do not appear in the Messages app.

Pebble is excited to introduce Text Reply for iOS, a beta feature making us the first non-Apple smartwatch to bring voice and text replies to our iPhone users.

Starting today, Pebblers in the U.S. on a post-paid AT&T account can test drive iOS Text Reply using their Pebble Time, Time Steel, or Time Round. After setting things up, users can respond with a voice reply or pre-defined text to incoming items from the iOS Messages app.

Expanding voice capabilities to Pebblers with iPhones continues to be a big focus of ours. We are working to enable additional carriers and services to provide actionable notifications to more and more iPhone users. For full details about iOS Text Replies, review the FAQ below or on our Support page.

To get started with iOS Text Reply, follow these steps:

  1. Update your Pebble Time iPhone app to version 3.4 or higher.
  2. After updating the iPhone app, update your Pebble Time’s firmware to version 3.7 or higher. Select Menu » Support » Update Your Pebble if you aren’t prompted automatically.
  3. From the iOS app, navigate to Menu » Settings » Actionable Notifications to set up Text Replies for the first time.
  4. Follow the setup instructions.
  5. After successful setup, notifications received from the Messages app will have the option to reply with voice or a list of pre-defined responses.
  6. Note: Successfully sent Pebble replies will NOT appear in the iOS Messages app. The reply is sent as an SMS through AT&T directly, and not the Messages app.

Setting up iOS Text Reply

For full details about iOS Message Replies, review the FAQ on our Support page. Full release notes for Pebble Time Firmware 3.7, iOS 3.4, and Android 3.7 below.

 

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Pebble Time Round

Pebble Time Round Lands in Retail and Starts Shipping November 8th

Pebble Time Round

Remember, remember the 8th of November. Pebble Time Round is making moves!

This Sunday marks the debut of the world’s lightest and thinnest smartwatch at Best Buy and Target stores in the US, giving customers a chance to see and feel Pebble Time Round in-person. Pebble Time Round will also be available online at Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Target.com, and Pebble.com.

Pebble Time Round

On top of new retail and online availability, shipments for those who pre-ordered Pebble Time Round after our launch announcement in September will start on the 8th as well.

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Metal Bands Ready

Metal Bands Are Ready to Rock

Adding a metal band is a great way to customize your Pebble and give it a dressier, more premium look and feel. Metal bands for Pebble Time Steel and Pebble Time Round are now available to order at pebble.com.

Pebble Time Metal Bands

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These bands start shipping in about 6-8 weeks, after we finish sending metal bands to our Pebble Time Steel Kickstarter backers and pre-order customers.

The Pebble Time Round bands available include a mesh style for the 14mm models and a link style for the 20mm ones.

Pebble Time Round

Metal band options for Pebble Time Round

The Pebble Time Steel bands are a 22mm-wide link style and comes in three finishes: Gunmetal Black, Silver, and Gold. In addition to fitting Pebble Time Steel, these 22mm bands also fit great with Pebble Classic and Pebble Time.

View the full lineup of available Pebble accessories »

FAQs

When will metal band orders place on pebble.com ship?

6-8 weeks. We are shipping Pebble Time Steel bands for our Kickstarter backers and pre-order customers first. When those are complete, other metal band orders will start shipping.

I have an existing order in place for a Pebble Time Steel or Pebble Time Round with a leather band only. How can I add a metal band?

Simply place a separate order for the metal band of your choice. This ensures that your watch order will ship as soon as possible. Enjoy your watch with a leather band until your metal band arrives!

How does this affect the Pebble Time Steel Exchange Program?

The terms remain the same! Pebble Time Steel Kickstarter backers are eligible to pre-order any Pebble Time Round for a $50 discount (full details here). Eligible backers may order Pebble Time Round with a leather band or with both the leather and metal band and receive $50 off their order. Those who already ordered Pebble Time Round with leather and want to add a metal band should place a separate order for the metal band. There is no effective price difference for ordering the band separately.

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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