The team over at Pebble has exciting news for Android users, as two big features have been launched inside Version 2.3 of the Pebble Beta app. After updating, Pebble users will be able to see and utilize Android Wear-like notifications, as if you owned a Moto 360 or G Watch R. For example, if you receive a message through Hangouts, a notification will appear on your Pebble, which will allow you to reply to said message via selected emojis.
In addition to enhanced notifications on your Pebble, support for Android devices running 4.0+ has been added for the beta application. Lastly, auto app updates has been built in, allowing your watch to update software while it sits idling on a charger. Clutch. (more…)
While there are probably more Black Friday 2014 deals than anyone outside of a Black Friday blog can keep track of, we will do our best to try and highlight some of the better as they go live over the next 24 hours or so. Oh, and you may be reading this on Thanksgiving, because well, “Black Friday” seems to start earlier and earlier each year as retailers battle for your attention (and dollars). That’s right, the deals have already begun before you even started eating turkey. Nice of all of our retailer friends, right?
OK, so, this post will be updated as we can get to it. Hopefully, you don’t miss out on too much while you enjoy the long holiday weekend. And, hopefully can find some decent deals on electronics you have been keeping an eye on. (more…)
An updated version of the Pebble smartwatch application has hit Google Play, which brings a major feature update for all users. That feature, of course, is full notification support. Much like we saw on previous renditions of Samsung’s watches, only select application notifications were able to be pushed to the device on your wrist. Now, finally, any app can have their notification be pushed, all decided by the wearer and not the manufacturer. (more…)
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, you already know that deals are taking place everywhere. One special deal we happened to spot was AT&T’s, which will offer a variety of good smartwatches for just $99 from November 28 through December 1. (more…)
Pebble announced big news today, starting with the lowering of prices for its devices, bringing the original Pebble to just $99, with Pebble Steel now at $199. In addition to lowering prices, Pebble also announced the addition of two new features, activity and sleep tracking. With new apps from companies such as Jawbone, Misfit, and Swim.com, users can now track specific activities they partake in, leading to a healthier you. (more…)
Pebble may no longer be the newest smartwatch on the block, but it’s inarguably the least ephemeral. That’s for good reason – it’s compatible with both iOS and Android, has few of the drawbacks (like poor battery and screen glare) from which its competitors suffer, and features a truly massive and growing library of apps. (more…)
Health tracking has long been touted as the perfect function to fit the smartwatch form, which makes it all the more surprising that Pebble lacked a true pedometer. Luckily, that shortcoming was remedied this week through a partnership with fitness company Misfit, makers of the Shine. (more…)
Pebble, makers of the eponymous Pebble smartwatch, have long self-hosted a beta version of the companion app for Android. Perhaps because the team realized how much of a pain checking a website for new APKs is, Pebble is finally embracing Google Play’s built-in beta channel feature, meaning nabbing test versions of the companion app is now as simple as signing up for a discussion board and opting in through the Play Store. (more…)