Pebble Update Introduces Custom Messages, Health Improvements

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    Pebble today announced multiple updates for its line of Pebble smart watches, introducing new messaging options and new health features for Pebble owners.

    Pebble owners who use iOS devices are now able to reply to incoming text messages with custom messages instead of the standard canned responses. Custom text replies are available to all iOS users who have text replies enabled from a compatible carrier.

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    Pebble Health, the fitness tracking app Pebble introduced in December for Pebble Time watches, has a new API that lets Pebble Health stats be added to apps and watch faces. The health tracking feature is also more accurate and is able to show distance in kilometers or miles.

    New Pebble Time Firmware 3.9 introduces incoming MMS messages with descriptive icons and text, and it introduces speed improvements for Pebble Time and Time Steel. There's also an improved Watch-Only mode, which introduces better power saving options when the watch battery is critically low.

    The update is available through the Pebble Time iOS app, available from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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    Wow, I didn't think the Pebble could get any uglier but man, that just doesn't do it for me.
     
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    I love my Pebble Classic, looking forward to getting a Pebble Time sometime. I do know that because of the limitations of iOS they have to send messages through the carrier, it would be nice if they could send iMessages :l I use it with my iPad so I can't reply to messages at all. Oh well, that's part of the cost of the walled ecosystem.

    That being said, I still love my Pebble, it does everything I need and still lasts like 5 days on a charge :)
     
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    I upgraded to the new firmware, but I don't see the canned responses section in the Pebble Time app. Where is it? Why can't I see it? Is it only available on GSM carriers?

    Update: I just found out that only AT&T customers get the canned responses: https://blog.getpebble.com/2015/11/23/iosreply/ Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 4.02.17 PM.jpg
     
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    Pebble on iOS sucks.

    If you want a Smartwatch for iOS, do yourself a favor and just get an Apple Watch. The Pebble is only good on Android IMO. Has about the same functionality as an Apple Watch when used with Android.
     
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    I can't believe they're still updating the original Kickstarter Pebble. Just got the update notification earlier today, can't say I've noticed any new features in my day-to-day use but good to see support!
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    Sure I'll just go swimming with my Apple Watch, heh.
     
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  10. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    I know my Pebble is more limited on iOS, but it does most of the things I want. No way in **** I'm getting an Apple Watch unless they drastically improve the battery life.
     
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    The pebble round is arguably better looking than the Apple Watch
     
  12. sevoneone macrumors 6502

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    I have to really hand it to Pebble, they really are living up to their promise of regular updates. The updates have been pretty solid so far too. I still think they would cleanup in the wider smart watch market if they dropped their prices on the Time by $50.
     
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    I disagree, I've not seen any pebble that I would consider good looking, or would want on my wrist.
     
  14. Merode macrumors 6502

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    Pebble user and Apple Watch user are completly different people.

    Apple Watch is foremost a fashion item. People buy it because it's Apple and it looks arguably good.

    Pebble is targeted towards geeks and script kiddies. You can write your own watch faces and so on. Battery life is great and it's great toy in my opionion.

    Apple Watch has extremely limited capabilities and API. The only thing that is better about it is that it looks more polished.

    No executive or CEO (99%) is going to wear Pebble during meeting. On the other hand, these people can afford much better looking watches than Apple Watch. Apple Watch was designed for averege people to feel special and to motivate tham a little to leave coffee shop and go running.

    I'm using MacBook Pro and iPhone so don't tell me I'm hatin' Apple. All I said is true from my point of view. I'm wearing Timex.
     

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