iOS Text Reply Expands to More Users, Actionable Emails Coming Next

Pebble watches are still the only non-Apple wearables that can reply to received iOS Messages. It’s part of the work we do to deliver a rich, fully-featured integration with iPhone that keeps getting better. From being able to filter which apps send notifications to your wrist to integrating Pebble Health with Apple’s HealthKit, making the Pebble iOS experience the best it can be is how we roll.

Actionable notifications like Pebble replies to texts and emails are a bit easier to implement for Android users, thanks to that operating system’s more open philosophy, but we’re always hard at work to make the Pebble experience on both mobile platforms as consistent as possible. The new features available for iOS Pebble users today have been available to Android users for some time now.

Pebble iOS Text Replies

iOS Text Reply Sneak Peek for UK, Australia, The Netherlands, and T-Mobile US

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Open, Collaborative, Crowdsourced: Meet the Pebble Health Wellness Platform

“Big things have small beginnings.”

Pebble on Kickstarter

Pebble’s dedicated wellness ecosystem got its start when Pebble Health launched last year with step and sleep tracking, and we’ve worked tirelessly to evolve it further.

Today, we’re introducing our vision for a world-class suite of services for developing and nurturing healthy habits. No matter where we are in our fitness journeys, we can all use help in living healthier and happier—whether that’s by managing stress, staying active, getting the right vitamins and nutrients, or taking time for reflection.

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Introducing Open Health for Healthier Habits

Health’s place in the world of wearable technology is still uncharted territory—there’s much to discover and many questions to answer. No one yet knows exactly which services will work best for people, or how to best deliver a tailored, personalized experience that goes beyond cookie-cutter “solutions.” As part of our mission to pioneer and build the best wearable experiences imaginable, we’re making the Pebble Health platform more open and collaborative than ever.

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Pebble SW 3.13

Enjoy Better Health, a New Weather App, and Fire Emoji in Pebble’s v3.13 Software

In the midst of the excitement and work going into our Kickstarter campaign for Pebble Core, Pebble 2, and Time 2, the team continues to bring regular updates to our current watches and apps.

Version 3.13 of Pebble’s firmware and mobile apps includes a clearer, more accurate Pebble Health experience; an official Weather app; a new emoji; and a fix to keep the iPhone app’s file size down.

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Dive Into New Health and Text Features with Pebble’s v3.12 Software

Pebble SW 3.12

Time flies when you’re having fun. With summer around the bend, we’re excited to unleash the latest wave of goodies for your wrists. Dive into what we’ve been working on in version 3.12 of Pebble’s firmware and mobile apps.

To unlock what’s new:

  1. Update the Pebble app for iPhone or Android to version 3.12.
  2. Use the Pebble app to update your watch to Firmware 3.12 (select Menu » Support » Update Your Pebble if you aren’t automatically asked to update your Pebble).

Find Your Better Self with Pebble Health

With Pebble Health, the Time-series watches you already love wearing have evolved into a powerful platform for reaching your wellness goals. We’ve taken Pebble Health beyond daily step and sleep tracking. You can now paint a comprehensive picture of your achievements, see activity trends over time, auto-track runs and long walks, sleep smarter, and enforce healthy habits with insights and encouragement.

Pebble SW 3.12

Pebble Health now beautifully integrates with our mobile apps for iPhone and Android. Find a comprehensive overview of your activity and sleep data in the new Health section. Compare how your last day, week, or month of activity measures up against your typical performance and view your calories, step distance, and active time.

With new auto-detection of long walks and runs, Pebble Health sends an activity summary to your watch after completion and lets you dive into detailed stats for those activities on the mobile app.
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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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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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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 App for iPhone Updated to v3.3 (Release Notes)

Note: This post has been updated to include v3.3.1 of the Pebble Time iPhone app, a minor release with bug fixes and stability improvements.

Pebble TIme Round

We’ve added app support for Pebble Time Round, and more 🙂

Today’s update to the Pebble Time Watch app for iPhone includes increased weather support in timeline, preparation for upcoming firmware features, and many under-the-hood improvements and fixes. We recommend all Pebble Time users paired with iPhones to update to the latest. Full release notes below.

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