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Pebble 2.0 With Watch Appstore Finally Released on Android

Pebble finally released version 2.0 of their app to Android this morning, bringing with it the watchapp directory, a listing of prior notifications to your device, a watchapp locker, and a completely revamped app interface. This is the big update we have been waiting for that developers have been testing in beta for some time. 

You’ll find apps for Foursquare, Yelp, eBay, Plex, Runtastic Pro, and more. The new watch store shows you categories for essential apps to have , brings you the top watchfaces, and makes it all 1-click installable.

Keep in mind that when you find apps from the directory, clicking “Add” only puts them in your locker. To move them to your device, you’ll need to jump to your My Pebble page, tap on the specific app, and then select “Load.”

What’s New

  • New Features in 2.0.12 (requires Android 4.0 or newer):
    • Pebble watchapp directory: browse, find and install the latest watchapps for Pebble.
    • List of prior notifications now stored on your Pebble.
    • Watchapp locker: keep track of your favorite apps and manage the apps on your Pebble.
    • Completely revamped and improved user interface design.

Play Link

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Cheers Justin and Grayson!
  • rajnish94
  • Brian Roth

    This app was not ready at all. Way too many bugs, hugely disappointing and difficult to work with. Won’t be using this until an update

    • Travis Hendricks

      They have already released an update, about two days after the initial release, that fixed all location issues. Not sure what else it fixed.

  • Nick Floria

    My issue is that it updated my pebble watch fine, but every time i open the pebble app it loads about updates to my watch apps then displaying “starting installation” of pebble sdk and sits there. I can’t get to the pebble appstore since it just freezes there. No movement, nothing.

  • mcdonsco

    Seems I’ve already got that installed? Strange if it was released this morning?

    • You may have been using the beta.

      • mcdonsco

        it was beta, but the play link from here showed “installed” . . . clicked on it anyway and sent to my g2 and it downloaded and installed…even though it showed installed…maybe it’s a play store glitch?

        • NexusMan

          When you’re a beta tester for an app, it shows “Installed,” in the Play Store. For every update that is released after that, it will usually still say “Installed,” instead of “Update,” when you click it to push updates to your device, until you leave the beta.

  • Robles

    Does it fix the bluetooth disconnecting issues?? probably not….

  • Bill Anderson

    Me thinks I’ll wait a couple days before pulling the trigger and listen to reports…

    • Grayson

      Initial Impressions? Terrible. I updated the app and have been trying to get through the update and reconnection process for a good 20 minutes. A normal user will never get through this.

      • blarz

        Same boat here, still haven’t made it past the updating current apps/downloading the new ones. Stuck on the screen that has a cloud with a refresh logo… Installing 4 of 11.


        • mcdonsco

          had this issue with beta 10…had to go back to 9…11 resolved it, and now this new one today seemed to work ok for me too…seems hit or miss with pebble.

      • Bill Anderson

        Thanks. They haven’t done a good job on the onboarding. I had to reset things several times with the old software. I’m stable right now, so might wait for the next rev…

        • mcdonsco

          what exactly is onboarding and do I want to skip it?

          • Bill Anderson

            That’s just the initial connection process. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t…

      • It’s definitely struggling.

    • Grayson

      Also, browsing the App Store is really slow. The app runs like a heavy webpage even on my Nexus 5. Definitely doesn’t feel native.

      • normmcgarry

        Yeah I agree. This doesn’t feel native at all which is super annoying. Really lags. Clicking the CONTINUE button in the setup freezes the UI momentarily, which is just unacceptable. Ugh.

      • ceejw

        The app is definitely just a wrapper around the HTML app store. The iOS app is the same way but seems scroll a lot smoother than the Android app. Not sure if the app is coded poorly or if iOS just better at rendering HTML pages within an app wrapper.