Update to Pebble adds new features, improves others

Update to Pebble adds new features, improves others
The Pebble smartwatch has gone from Kickstarter hopeful to becoming a legitimate tech product for sale at Best Buy. While not everyone walking on the street knows what the Pebble is, let's just say that it is a lot more than just a few months ago. And you can be sure that Santa will be delivering quite a few units this holiday season. After all, they really do make a great holiday gift.

The watch has received a firmware update, to version 1.14. One of the new features is a Do Not Disturb setting that blocks notifications from reaching the watch screen. The Alarm app has received an update allowing you to create multiple alarms, toggle them on and off, and edit existing alarms. You can also hit the snooze button to get an extra few minutes of rest. Go ahead! You earned it.

Notifications settings now have a dedicated menu, and you can decide which notifications are to be displayed. Speaking about notifications, those coming from an iOS device will now reach the Pebble smartwatch faster. And coming off of airplane mode, the watch will now look for an iOS signal immediately instead of waiting for a minute.

What is an update without bug fixes? This one brings a few to the watch including a fix for the never ending vibration that some experienced after dismissing or ending a call. A few deal with Bluetooth connectivity and missing Caller ID information. To get the update, open the Pebble iOS or Android app.

There are a couple of other notes.One is that beta version 3 of the Pebble SDK 2.0 is now available for developers and includes bug fixes, stability improvements and more. Finally, the Jet Black and Cherry Red Pebbles are now available (in time for the holiday) from the Pebble web site (Getpebble.com).

source: Pebble via AndroidCentral

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9 Comments

2. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Still waiting for a good and cheap standalone smart watch

3. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 915; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

You mean like the Pebble..

4. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Standalone, as in does not need to connect to your device through Bluetooth. Basically a smartphone on your wrist

5. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

well how would you get notifications?!

6. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I'm not sure if anyone understands what I am trying to say. I want a smartphone on my wrist, not a notification center

7. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

You are saying it correctly, they just don't get. However, what you want won't be available for a while. They have to be able to squeeze radio and all its components into a smaller chassis.

8. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

If I'm not mistaken, Samsung already made one a few years ago, just that it's not that popular. So smart watches have been around for a long time

9. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 915; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Cheap and standalone don't really go together as of yet.

1. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

The watch that start the smart watch crazy. Wish i have one.

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