Pebble Launches Update With Streamlined Interface, Redesigned ‘Pebble Health’ Feature

by

Pebble today announced the launch of a major software update for its line of Pebble smart watches, introducing new health features and interface tweaks designed to streamline the "glance and go" process of getting information and acting on it.

An updated Timeline with a new Quick View setting lets users see what events and activities are planned for the current day and up to three days in the future, while a new Launcher menu displays more items at once.

App Glances, a new feature, offers up information from apps before they're opened, and a 4-button Quick Launch feature lets users assign their favorite apps to the Up, Down, Back, and Select buttons.

pebblehealth
The Pebble Health feature built into the Pebble app has a new look with clearer, easier to understand Activity and Sleep graphs, plus it's easier to access.

Press Up from your watchface for quick glances at your step and sleep performance with the redesigned activity cards. Press Right from each activity to dive deeper and compare how you're currently doing with your typical performance from the past week.

For iOS users, there's a "Sneak Peek" feature that lets a Pebble watch paired with an iOS device manage emails, an option that was previously limited to Android users. With iOS Email Actions, it's possible to Delete, Archive, Mark as Read, Reply All, and Star emails received from Gmail accounts.

The new features are available for the Pebble Time, Time Steel, and Time Round and can be downloaded from the Pebble app. Older Pebble watches, including the Pebble and Pebble Steel, will see an updated look and feel and performance and reliability improvements with today's update.

The updated Pebble app will be available today from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Tag: Pebble

Top Rated Comments

(View all)
Avatar
54 months ago
I loved my Pebble, my Pebble Time, my current Time Steel and I can't wait to get my hands on a Time 2.

I really don't understand all the hate they get on MacRumors - competition that drives the Apple Watch to improve is surely welcome - and currently the Pebble trounces the Watch for battery life, waterproofing & its always on display.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
54 months ago
Oh neat! I fear it's too little too late, though. I had a KS Pebble since day 1 but I recently switched to Apple Watch. While it does take some getting used to in terms of having to charge it every night, and it's no longer swim-proof, the AW is quite good.
[doublepost=1472585581][/doublepost]

I loved my Pebble, my Pebble Time, my current Time Steel and I can't wait to get my hands on a Time 2.

I really don't understand all the hate they get on MacRumors - competition that drives the Apple Watch to improve is surely welcome - and currently the Pebble trounces the Watch for battery life, waterproofing & its always on display.

By far the weakest part of Macrumors. A fear of rival products. I *wish* my Apple Watch was as water resistant and had the same battery life as my Pebble! Hopefully Apple push on and improve their watch in time.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
54 months ago
I have a Pebble time and it's been fantastic, it's taken an absolute pounding, it's been down filthy drains (my job for a water co) and it lasts a week between charges.

It has an always on easy to glance at screen, I can see notifications, I can control my tunes, and it tracks my activity and sleep and feeds it back to Apple health, I don't see what else I need on my wrist.

For me a £100-£150 Pebble is a no brainier compared to a £300 Apple Watch which would have broken if I'd have subjected it to half what the Pebble has taken.

If you are all about flashy features and ordering pizza from your wrist then get an Apple Watch but don't bash the Pebble because it's not as flashy as your beloved Apple Watch.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
54 months ago
Pebble isn't going to last much longer.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
54 months ago

Maybe jealousy is part of the hate? But why would anyone try to feel jealous on behalf of a multibillion dollar company?

It's especially ridiculous given that these smartwatches are just freaking smartphone peripherals! Yeah the Apple Watch is often talked about like it is its own independent platform, but it really isn't. You can't do anything with it until its linked to an iPhone. This is like complaining that someone uses a Logitech mouse with their iMac instead of a Magic Mouse.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
54 months ago
I own and use the Pebble Time. I think for folks who don't care about more advanced features/gimmicks and just want a digital watch with basic tracking, notifications, alerts, etc., the Pebble is tough to beat. I'm probably in the minority, but basic features and long battery life is all I care about. Paying twice as much for an Apple Watch is not something I'm interested in.

I do worry about the long term health of the company for a few reasons, including the fact that it seems like they overproduced for the last holiday season and there were a lot of deals running in January and February just to unload the things.

I will also never understand the desire by some for companies to go out of business. If you don't like a particular company or product, then don't buy it. More options for consumers is a good thing and helps drive competition. Unless there is some moral issue with Pebble I'm not aware of, I don't get it.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

New Photos Offer Better Look at iPhone 12 Color Options

Tuesday October 20, 2020 2:34 am PDT by
As we wait for the iPhone 12 review embargo to lift later today, more pictures are circulating of the devices in real-world lighting conditions, providing a better look at the different colors available. Leaker DuanRui has shared images on Twitter of the iPhone 12 in white, black, blue, green, and (PRODUCT)RED. The black and white colors are similar to the iPhone 11 colors, but the other...

iPhone 12 Pro in Graphite and iPhone 12 in Blue Shown Off in Unboxing Videos

Monday October 19, 2020 8:20 am PDT by
While the iPhone 12 Pro does not launch until Friday, we now have an early unboxing video of the device courtesy of Twitter account DuanRui, providing a closer look at the shiny new flat-edge design and sleek Graphite color option. Ben Geskin re-uploaded the unboxing video to YouTube, which we've embedded below: Geskin has also uploaded an unboxing video of the iPhone 12 in Blue: ...

Apple Releases iPadOS and iOS 14.1 With Multiple Bug Fixes Ahead of iPhone 12 Launch

Tuesday October 20, 2020 10:06 am PDT by
Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 14.1, the first major updates to the iOS and iPadOS 14 operating system updates that were released in September. iOS and iPadOS 14.1 come a week after Apple released the golden master versions of the updates to developers. The iOS 14.1 update can be downloaded for free and it is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access...

Watch: iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Unboxing Videos and First Impressions

Tuesday October 20, 2020 6:05 am PDT by
Apple's embargo has lifted for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro reviews. In addition to our detailed review roundups for each device, we've rounded up over a dozen unboxing videos and first impressions below. iPhone 12 in Blue on left and iPhone 12 Pro in Pacific Blue on right via Engadget Key new features of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro include a flat-edge design, 5G support, a much faster A14 ...

Gold Version of iPhone 12 Pro Apparently Has a More Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel Frame

Tuesday October 20, 2020 11:56 am PDT by
iPhone 12 Pro reviews hit the web today, and one of the more interesting tidbits came from TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino, who revealed that the Gold version of the device apparently has a more fingerprint resistant coating applied to the stainless steel frame. From his review:Most of the iPhone 12 Pro finishes still use a physical vapor deposition process for edge coating. But the new gold...

Photographer Austin Mann Tests the iPhone 12 Pro's Camera

Wednesday October 21, 2020 4:14 am PDT by
Travel photographer Austin Mann usually performs an in-depth review of new iPhone models to test their camera performance in real-world scenarios. To test Apple's new iPhone 12 Pro, Mann traveled to Glacier National Park, Montana. Mann focused on some of the biggest camera upgrades with the iPhone 12 Pro, including the upgraded Wide lens, Ultra Wide Night mode, and LiDAR autofocus, across a...

iPhone 12 Pro Max Has Smaller 3,687 mAh Battery According to Regulatory Filing

Tuesday October 20, 2020 8:48 pm PDT by
Apple's new iPhone 12 Pro Max is equipped with a 3,687 mAh battery, which is around 7% less capacity than the 3,969 mAh battery in the iPhone 11 Pro Max, according to a regulatory filing published by TENAA, the Chinese equivalent of the FCC. The regulatory filing, spotted by MacRumors, also lists the iPhone 12 Pro Max with 6GB of RAM as seen in benchmark results last week. Apple has filed ...

5G Drains iPhone 12 Battery 20% Faster Than 4G in Benchmark

Wednesday October 21, 2020 3:17 am PDT by
After the first reviews for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro emerged yesterday, a new report by Tom's Guide reveals the extent of battery life reductions when using 5G. The report outlines a test wherein the iPhone surfs the web continuously at 150 nits of screen brightness, launching a new site every 30 seconds until the battery drains. Interestingly, the test was run on an iPhone 12 and...

Hands-On With Apple's iPhone 12 and 12 Pro MagSafe Cases

Tuesday October 20, 2020 1:33 pm PDT by
Apple's iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are launching this Friday, and ahead of that release date, Apple is shipping out various accessories like the MagSafe charger and MagSafe cases. Yesterday we took a look at the MagSafe charger, and today our MagSafe case came in the mail, so we thought we'd take another look at the charger to see how it works with the case and just how strong the case magnets are. S ...

Reliable Leaker Suggests AirTags 'Coming Soon' in Two Different Sizes

Tuesday October 20, 2020 1:53 am PDT by
Apple's rumored AirTags Bluetooth tracking devices could launch imminently and will be available in two size options, based on new tweets from cryptic-but-reliable leaker L0vetodream. In typical enigmatic style, the leaker first tweeted this morning that a "big one" and a "small one" are "coming soon," but withheld what they were referring to. However that was followed an hour later with the ...