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Update #52

Pebble appstore now on Android + new partners

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We're happy to announce that the Pebble Android app featuring the Pebble appstore is now available for download from the Google Play store. It's taken a bit longer than expected, but we wanted our Android users to enjoy the same seamless and delightful experience we recently provided to Pebblers on iOS. Special thanks to the Pebble users and developers who tested our Android beta builds: your help and feedback was invaluable.

If you’re looking for apps to get started with, check out a few of our favorite Android companion apps:

New Partner Apps! 

Along with the Android appstore launch, we’re happy to welcome eBay, Evernote, and Time Warner Cable as partners. They join our growing lineup of partners, including Mercedes-Benz, Yelp, and Foursquare.

The eBay app for Pebble lets users quickly and easily access their eBay Feed and discover products on their smartwatch. With the push of a button, the eBay app for Pebble allows users to add an item to their Watch List and then complete the shopping experience on their smartphone.

Evernote for Pebble helps you remember everything across all your devices by giving you convenient, wrist-top access to core Evernote features like Checklists, Reminders, and Notebooks. Pebblers using Evernote can easily view upcoming reminders, bring up notes about a new restaurant recommendation, check off items from grocery lists without digging into pockets for a phone, and more.

Time Warner Cable and Pebble have teamed up to build a Pebble app that allows Intelligent Home subscribers to control their home right from their wrists. If you’re at SXSW Interactive this year, swing by the Developer Garage to see the Time Warner Cable app for Pebble in action.

We’d also like to congratulate Mercedes-Benz for recently launching their phenomenal Digital DriveStyle app in the Pebble appstore.

The Pebble smartphone app featuring the Pebble appstore is available for download from the iTunes Store and the Google Play store.

Pebble + SXSW

Team Pebble will be in Austin, TX for SXSW Interactive, 7–11 March. It’s always a blast meeting Pebblers in-person, so we hope to see as many of you as possible for the events we’re participating in! Be sure to follow @Pebble on Twitter and on Facebook to keep tabs on where we will be throughout the weekend.

Saturday, 8 March @ The Connected Home Developers Garage + Happy Hour.

Check out Team Pebble as they demo cool home automation apps like Time Warner Cable’s Intelligent Home!

Silicon Laboratories | 200 West Cesar Chavez 78701 | Event Page »

Satuday, 8 March @ SXSW Create, Where Bike and Tech Meet with Pebble Product Evangelist Myriam Joire

During SXSW Create, Interactive’s community event for Makers, Hackers, and DIYers, Team Pebble joins BikeHugger for a talk + ride. Come visit to see how wearable tech, health, fitness, and wellness intersect!

The Long Center | 701 W Riverside Drive 78704 | Event Page »

Sunday, 9 March @ Form and Function: Designing Devices You Want to Wear with Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky

This panel brings together breakout stars in wearable tech that are both functional and attractive without exception. Executives and designers from Pebble, Whistle, and Jawbone will discuss the depth and breadth of product design and outline real-life creative lessons learned.

Hyatt Regency Austin | 208 Barton Springs Road 78704 | Ballroom 5-7 | Event Page »

Pebble for Android 2.0 Release Notes

  • Completely revamped and improved user interface design. 
  • Pebble watchapp directory: browse, find, and install the latest watchapps for Pebble. 
  • Watchapp locker: keep track of your favorite apps and manage the apps on your Pebble. 
  • The list of prior notifications is now stored on your Pebble. 
  • Using Pebble watchapps that connect to the internet to fetch data such as location or weather requires the Pebble Android app to be running on your phone. 
  • This release supports a single Pebble watch. We are aware that some users may have multiple Pebble smart watches, and will add support in a future release. 
  • Users of the Beta release of the Android 2.0 application will only see the old app in the Google Play Store. Delete the Beta version of the app to see the public version properly. 
  • Side-loading apps from the “Downloads” app or Gmail may fail. This is a known issue—users must currently use another method (e.g. Dropbox, downloading with an alternate browser, copying manually to a SD card, loading from the File Manager, etc.) 
  • Users may have to manually re-launch the Pebble app and reconnect to a Pebble that has been disconnected from the paired device for a long period of time. 
  • If a user is experiencing difficulty connecting their Pebble and phone: We suggest the user first try using (device) Home button then launching the Pebble app again via the Android launcher, then attempting to connect again. If that does not work, we suggest the user navigate to the Bluetooth settings menu, un-pair on both the android and pebble devices, and turn Bluetooth on Android off then on.

We hope you enjoy the new Android appstore and partner apps. Thanks as always and Pebble on!

Team Pebble

Update #51

Pebble appstore now live!

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You’ve all been patiently waiting for the Pebble appstore to launch and the day has finally arrived!

We’re extremely proud to announce that the Pebble appstore is now live with over 1,000 apps and watchfaces. The appstore features separate areas for apps and watchfaces, with six app categories: Daily, Tools & Utilities, Notifications, Remotes, Fitness, and Games. We’ve made it easier than ever to find your next favorite app -- whether you’re tracking your workout, managing your music, or controlling your thermostat.

The Pebble appstore is a centralized location for apps and watchfaces with actively curated lists that bring you the best apps and watchfaces every day. Our new locker feature stores your favorite apps and watchfaces, giving you a quick and easy way to load and unload apps from your Pebble.

Download the new Pebble app for iOS to access the Pebble appstore today. We're still working on the public release of the Pebble app for Android, so stay tuned -- it’s coming very, very soon. To get a sneak peak of the Android app you can access a BETA version on our developer blog

We hope you enjoy the appstore and Pebble on!

Team Pebble


Update #50

It’s time! We’re shipping Pebble Steels.

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We’re please to announce that Pebble Steel is now shipping. Early orders are leaving the factory today, and shipping confirmation emails are starting to go out. We appreciate your patience while we slowly ramp up production to make sure each Pebble Steel meets a high production quality.

Still considering making Steel yours? Check out what others have to say:

"It’s the only smartwatch we’d recommend anyone buying right now." The Verge Awards: CES 2014 »  The Verge

"It is the first smartwatch I've seen that I actually want to buy." Pebble Steel review: The first smartwatch worth wearing » CNET

"'Stylish smartwatch' may not be an oxymoron after all." Steel Yourself: A New Pebble Smartwatch Is On Its Way » ReadWrite

"Pebble managed to address the two biggest complaints people have about smartwatches: their lack of functionality and clunky looks." We Pick the 10 Best Gadgets at CES » Wired

"Just as a new suit or dress can transform a person, the Pebble is reborn for a whole new audience with its metallic new look." Best Tech of CES 2014 » Mashable

"More like a fashion accessory than a geek toy." The Best of CES 2014 » PC Mag

"Pebble is back in stainless steel, and will come with more apps and functionality than ever before." CES 2014 review: The best tech from the show » T3

"The Pebble was the first smartwatch people wanted to own, and at CES this year, it just got a lot classier." Best of CES 2014 Award Winners » Digital Trends

Winner: CES 2014 Best Wearable Tech Award » TechRadar

Below are a couple of pictures from our Pebble Steel production line. Sorry they aren’t as many as we usually post. We can't release all the pictures on the line at our new factory, but we’re happy to share a few.

(Left) Laser etching the back of Pebble Steel. (Right) Our talented team carefully assembling each Pebble Steel.
(Left) Laser etching the back of Pebble Steel. (Right) Our talented team carefully assembling each Pebble Steel.

Lastly, the Pebble appstore is coming very, very soon. We can’t wait for you to explore and discover the thousands of awesome SDK 2.0 apps and watchfaces developers have already submitted. 

Stay tuned for more and Pebble on!

Team Pebble


Update #49

Meet Pebble Steel + Pebble appstore + new partners

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Two thousand and thirteen was an incredible year for Pebble. We shipped to you, our amazing Kickstarter backers, landed at Best Buy, AT&T and Amazon, enabled iOS 7 notifications, launched SDK 2.0 and more. Today, with over 300,000 Pebbles on wrists all over the world, we’re back in Las Vegas and have some really great news to share with you.

First, we’re getting ready to launch the Pebble appstore — the very first open platform for sharing apps optimized for wearables. The appstore will live within the existing Pebble smartphone app on your iOS or Android smartphone, so you can find and download Pebble apps directly from your phone.

We’ve made browsing easy, with categories like Daily Living, Remote Controls, Games, Notifications, Tools & Utilities, Sports & Fitness and Watchfaces, of course. That means you’ll more easily be able to find apps that help you track your workout, manage your music or control your thermostat. In addition, we’ll be curating the Pebble appstore to bring the latest and greatest apps and watchfaces right to your wrist.

Second, we’re delighted to introduce Pebble Steel, our new, premium smartwatch. With Pebble, we’ve created an iconic, colorful and sporty smartwatch, but we wanted to build something even more refined — crank the style dial to 11.

Pebble Steel takes everything you know and love about Pebble—the crystal clear ePaper display, weeklong battery life, and waterproof design—and wraps it a smaller, thinner package. It’s made of forged and CNC-machined stainless steel.

The display is protected by a Corning® Gorilla® Glass lens with an oleophobic, anti-fingerprint coating. The housing also subtly incorporates a RGB LED light to indicate charge status. Like the original Pebble, Pebble Steel is waterproof up to 5 ATM.

Pebble Steel comes in two finishes: Brushed Stainless and Black Matte. All models are bundled with both a matching metal band and a black leather strap. The Black Matte Pebble Steel is crafted using a process called Physical Vapor Deposition to provide a tactile, deep black finish that’s also ultra-durable.

Starting today, you’ll be able to order Pebble Steel exclusively from getpebble.com for $249 US, which includes free courier shipping worldwide for early orders. Orders for Pebble Steel will begin shipping on January 28.

Third, we’re extremely proud to announce that Pandora, ESPN and Mercedes-Benz are joining our lineup of partners — which already includes Yelp, Foursquare, GoPro and iControl — and bringing more tiny moments of awesome to your Pebble everyday.

Pandora, iControl, and Mercedes-Benz will be demoing their Pebble apps using Pebble Steel here in Las Vegas — please come take a look if you’re attending CES. Otherwise, you’re invited to watch our announcement video.

We’re super excited about what the Pebble appstore, Pebble Steel, and our new partners bring to the table. Our mission is clear: we’re creating the gold standard for wearables that mesh perfectly with your everyday life, and building the fundamental ecosystem and platform for these devices.

Two thousand and thirteen was phenomenal for Pebble, but expect even more from us this year as we continue to improve our platform and listen to your feedback. Stay in touch with us by signing up for our newsletter in the upper right corner of our blog (blog.getpebble.com).

Thanks as always and keep on Pebbling!

Team Pebble


Update #48

Something Special Coming This Way to CES...

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Hello Pebblers and happy new year!

It's finally time to show off some of the work that Team Pebble has been working furiously on. Please join us Monday, 6 January at 11 AM Pacific (2 PM Eastern) for an announcement from Eric, streaming on getpebble.com

Pebblers who were part of our CES announcement last year can tell you: you won’t want to miss this! Eric will be sharing news for people new to Pebble, as well as long-time supporters and developers.

Visit www.getpebble.com Monday after 10am PT for a link to the event. We'll also post a recording of the stream following the event.

As always, thanks for your support and Pebble on!

Team Pebble


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