Pebble to Launch Appstore for Its Smartwatch
Pebble today announced the forthcoming launch of an appstore for the Pebble smartwatch. The appstore, which should go live early next year, will let Pebble owners browser through various categories, such as games, notifications, tools, utilities, remotes, and more, for applications that can run on their device. Pebble recently gave developers access to version 2.0 of its SDK. Developers can use the tools in the SDK to prep their apps for the Pebble appstore. The Pebble Developer Portal is open and accepting apps beginning today.
Pebble Expands Its Wearables' Features with Fresh Firmware
Pebble today improved its smartwatch platform with more health and fitness features. The expanded toolset is being made available through a firmware update for the Pebble Time-series watches as well as the accompanying Pebble app for Android and iOS smartphones.
Latest Pebble System Update Improves Health and Weather
Pebble has tweaked the performance of its health app and introduced a brand new weather app in a system update for Pebble smartwatches. Pebble OS version 3.13 takes steps to improve the accuracy of Pebble Health, which now accounts for movements during sleep and prevents them from being logged as steps.
Pebble Reveals Two New Watches and 3G Connected Button
Pebble today announced the Pebble 2 and Time 2 smartwatches, as well as the Core connected button. The two wearables target fitness users and include heart rate monitors for tracking workouts and monitoring sleep.
FitBit Says Pebble Owners Will Get Service Through June 30
FitBit today extended the life cycle of the Pebble smartwatch by six months. In December 2016, when FitBit acquired certain assets from Pebble, it said it would support Pebble smartwatches through the end of 2017.
Pebble Gives Its Watch Another Go 'Round
Pebble today announced the Pebble Time Round, a round variation of its stainless steel smartwatch. The Pebble Time Round runs the latest operating system, with features such as Timeline and third-party apps, and is compatible with Android (4.3) and iOS (8.0) smartphones.
Poor attempt by Apple to make it seem like their device has a watch comparable to the Galaxy Gear.