Pebble has updated its Bluetooth smartwatch OS with several notable additions and bug fixes. Battery life has been improved, and push notifications requesting permission to pair appear less frequently on iOS devices. Developers now have access to the SDK for creating custom watchfaces.
Here’s the full list of changes:
- Added support for third-party watchfaces created by the watchface SDK (see the SDK release notes for more details).
- Resolved power-savings issues causing impaired battery life when connected to an iOS device.
- Improved the responsiveness and power-efficiency of several system applications.
- Improved battery indicator to be more responsive and accurate.
- Added an option to disable turning on the backlight using the accelerometer.
- Added an option to disable the vibrating motor when a notification arrives.
- Factory reset now removes all non-system applications and watchfaces.
- “Allow Pebble to communicate…” pop-ups occur much less frequently on iOS.
- Fixed a crash that occurred when an email is sent over MAP on iOS with an empty subject.
- Fixed a crash in the music app that occurred when Bluetooth was disabled.
- Fixed a crash in the music app if tracks were changed too quickly when paired with an iOS device.
- Fixed an issue where non-fullscreen apps that aren’t animated don’t render properly.
- Fixed an edge-case where Pebble would not properly connect to an iOS device.
- Fixed an issue where multiple vibration patterns would run concurrently.
The Pebble started as a Kickstarter project, and units started shipping out in waves to customers in January. You can order a Pebble in five color options for $150 online. The watch works with Android and the iPhone.
- Source Pebble Forums