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…)
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…)
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. (more…)
Our Pebble Steel (in black matte) is finally in house. And yes, we unboxed it.
Announced during press day at CES in January, the Steel is Pebble’s premium finished smartwatch, targeted at those looking for something a bit classier than the original plastic unit that took the smartwatch world by storm. The functionality here is identical to the original, so the focus then becomes on the materials used, appearance, and whether or not it’s worth the extra $100. (more…)
The eagerly anticipated Pebble Appstore may have launched exclusively for iOS yesterday, but an Android version may not be far behind. Pebble announced the release of a beta for the Pebble Android app that includes the Appstore, but with a big catch: only Pebble app developers can use it for now. (more…)
Last month at CES, Pebble announced the Pebble Appstore, a place where Pebble owners would be able to find third party apps and different watch faces for their wearable device. Today, the Appstore is now live via the official Pebble application for iOS devices, but Android users should hang tight, as Pebble says the Appstore is making its way to Google Play soon. (more…)
Pebble’s new Steel smartwatch is beginning to ship as of today, according to their site. Announced during CES as the follow-up to their immensely popular original Pebble – a darling of Kickstarter – the Steel is the classier, more stylish version that includes a metal band, Gorilla Glass, and a price tag of $249.
With Steel, you are looking at two color options: Black Matte or Brushed Stainless. Each unit comes with both a metal and leather strap, so you can class it up depending on your taste. Other than the look, though, the Steel runs exactly like the original Pebble in terms of software and functionality. It’s still an extension of your smartphone, in that it can handle notifications and simple functionality through its e-paper display. (more…)