+ Tuesday October 15th, 2019

Launched for Pebble users on the Beta track back in December, Pebble’s Android Wear support goes live for all Android users as of today with the latest update to the Pebble app for Android.

The new update which is now rolling out to Pebble users through Google Play, brings actionable notifications, pre-defined responses (up to five) and the ability to reply from your Pebble to most SMS apps. These helpful new features are only possible thanks to ‘the open approach Google built into Android’s notification system’ according to Pebble, with Pebble taking a dig at iOS saying ‘We hope more mobile operating systems follow suit so all Pebblers—no matter their smartphone choice—can take advantage of all the delightful features we introduce now, and in the future’.

To get all these features you’ll need to have the latest firmware (V2.9) and the latest Pebble app (V2.3.0) from Google Play. Full release notes for the update are below:

Pebble Android App 2.3.0 Release Notes

Android Wear Notifications. Reply and act on Android Wear notifications (requires Firmware v2.9+). See http://pbl.io/f for full details.
Pebbler-defined replies. Set your own replies to notifications (up to five, so get creative, buddy!).
Reply from Pebble using most Android-compatible SMS messaging apps.
Automatic app and watchface updates when Pebble is idle.
Support for Android 4.0+ devices.
Fixed Issues with Whatsapp notifications.
UTF-8 support in PebbleKit JS.
Bug fixes and stability improvements.
Download 2.3.0 from the Google Play Store.

Pebble Firmware 2.9 Release Notes

NEW: Android Actionable Notifications. Adds support for actionable notifications and Android Wear compatibility for Pebbles paired with Android smartphones running v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher and the Pebble Android app v2.3.0 or higher.
Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Time to drag that Pebble out if it was away, or get busy updating if it’s been on your wrist this whole time.

Source: Pebble.

Daniel Tyson  


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Got this on mine now – but I had hassle with pairing and connection immediately afterwards, so be aware you might have to reboot the watch. Also no emoji replies etc., and its quite short messages only.

Not had call to abuse anyone with a reply yet…

Carsten Bauer
Carsten Bauer

Yes, no ok and call me… Very useful. Better than the smiley’s etc.

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