Pebble updates firmware and apps

Pebble is on of the most widely used smart watches nowadays. It has been one of the first devices available and it currently has an undisputed fraction of the smart watches market. There is a strong community supporting it, and now the company has announced a big step forward.

One of the reasons for its success is the compatibility with both iOS and Android devices, although the respective apps had still some issues. If you have a Pebble, you can now update not only its firmware but also the Android and iOS apps.

Regarding the firmware, the new version 2.8 brings “full character support for the broadest set of languages to date”. So, there will be no more unknown character boxes on the screen, and you will be able to write the characters used in over 80 different languages.

In addition, the new version also fixes some bugs and bring stability improvements.

To install it, you need to open the Pebble smartphone app from your phone and select “Support”. The update should begin automatically, but if not, you can “Update your Pebble” in the menu.

On the other hand, the new version of the app will receive a major update, bringing full notification support to the Pebble. That means that we are going to push any notification to the smart watch, regardless the manufacturer. The update will be rolling out gradually, so try to get it on your watch and start enjoying it!

The new version requires a device running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or higher, although compatibility with older versions will appear latter.


Here you can find the full release notes:

Pebble Firmware 2.8 Release Notes

NEW: Expanded language support for notifications. Receive and view messages on your Pebble in the following languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Asu, Basque, Bemba, Bena, Bosnian, Catalan, Chiga, Congo Swahili, Cornish, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Embu, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, Ganda, German, Gusii, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Jola-Fonyi, Kabuverdianu, Kalaallisut, Kalenjin, Kamba, Kikuyu, Kinyarwanda, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luo, Luyia, Machame, Makhuwa-Meetto, Makonde, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Manx, Maori, Meru, Morisyen, North Ndebele, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Nyankole, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Rombo, Rundi, Rwa, Samburu, Sango, Sangu, Sena, Shambala, Shona, Slovak, Slovenian, Soga, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Swiss German, Taita, Teso, Vunjo, Zulu.
Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Pebble Android App 2.1.0 Release Notes

NEW: Full notification support.
NEW: End calls in-progress.
Rewritten from the ground-up, this version contains many improvements to reliability, performance, and user experience.

Pebble iOS App 2.5.2 Release Notes

Adds the latest JavaScript Pebble apps available for iOS users in the Pebble appstore.
Bug fixes and stability improvements.
No major changes from version 2.5.

More information at Pebble blog.

Source: Gigaom.