Pebble today announced that some Pebble smartwatches owners can "test drive" their new iOS text reply feature. The new feature only works with Pebble's more current devices such as the Pebble Time, Time Steel and Time Round, and it requires a "post-paid AT&T account." Pebble smartwatch owners whose devices meet all the requirements will be able to send a "voice reply or pre-defined text to incoming items from the iOS Messages app," according to the release notes. However, the reply sent from your Pebble watch will not appear in your Messages thread on your iPhone.
Pebble Technology has announced its latest smartwatch, the Pebble Time. Besides featuring a new color e-paper display, the upgraded device will include a microphone for responding to notifications. Pebble Time will be fully compatible with over 6,500 existing Pebble apps and watchfaces.
The Pebble connects via Bluetooth to the iPhone 4s or later, and is also compatible with Android smartphones. The project was launched on Kickstarter today, and has amassed over $7 million in just 12 hours. Much like earlier incarnations of Pebble, the Pebble Time will be water resistant and feature long battery life.
Pebble announced today that its appstore with over 1,000 apps and "watchfaces" is now available for iOS devices. The Pebble appstore is broken down into six app categories (Daily, Tools & Utilities, Notifications, Remotes, Fitness, Games) to make it easier for users to find specific Pebble compatible apps. The appstore also recommends the best apps and watchfaces of the day, and saves downloaded apps so they can be easily installed to your wearable device at a later date.
Pebble users can access the new appstore through version 2.0 of the existing iOS app. The Pebble app is free to download and is compatible with all iOS devices running iOS 6 or later.
The Pebble blog notes that the Android version of the appstore is coming " very, very soon."
Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky announced last week that its customers would soon be able to receive full iOS 7 Notification Center alerts on their smartwatch. And as promised, version 1.3.0 of the Pebble IOS app is now available. Of course this means you will need an iPhone 4s or higher that is running iOS 7 or later to take advantage of the update.
The updated iOS app now allows you to receive all alerts from your device instead of just calls and text messages. This includes any apps that have access to your Notification Center like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and so on.
You can refer to help.getpebble.com if you need help managing your notifications.