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Chinese Notifications! 中文信息推送支持!

Posted by Pebble Technology (Creator)

Hope you enjoyed your weekend of fun and games!

Three updates today:

  • Chinese notification support
  • A brief update on production
  • Official size and weight specs

Chinese character support coming to Pebble Time

Pebble Time 中文字体支持

We’re super excited to announce plans to include full support for displaying notifications in Chinese on Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel.

我们很高兴地宣布,Pebble Time以及Pebble Time Steel 将全面支持中文消息推送和显示。

Soon after Pebble Time begins shipping in May, Chinese-reading backers will be able to read notifications received on their Pebble in both Traditional and Simplified Chinese. This long-requested feature has been the result of many months of hard work by our Pebble firmware team. 

在Pebble Time五月正式发布后不久,中文用户就可以方便地接收简体以及繁体中文信息推送。我们深知中文支持是很多Pebble用户期盼已久的,因此我们的固件团队在过去数月中付出了很大的努力。

For Chinese-reading owners of Pebble or Pebble Steel, you can start receiving notifications in Chinese today! Full details of the Chinese notification beta program can be found on our blog.

持有Pebble以及Pebble Steel的中文用户,你们从今天开始就可以在Pebble上接收中文信息推送了!请至我们的官方博客获取更多的中文测试系统信息。

Close-to-final samples of the back case on Pebble Time
Close-to-final samples of the back case on Pebble Time

Full speed ahead!

The Pebble team has been on the ground at our manufacturing facility for the last few weeks working out final details for the production process.

Early production test runs are already taking place on a regular basis. We’ve received a number of test units back from the factory and they're looking great! These units are going through extensive environmental and quality test procedures, as well as software test routines.

This week, Pebble's industrial design team is on location visiting vendors and working through finishing touches on Pebble Time. The photo above shows the latest iteration, which includes the final texture on a Pebble Time case. 

We'll be sure to post a full set of photos before we send out surveys asking for your final color choices.

Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel specs

We've received a lot of requests for size and weight specifications. Without further ado, here they are:

Pebble Time

  • Case dimensions: 40.5mm L × 37.5mm W × 9.5mm T (including lugs, length: 47mm) 
  • Band width: 22mm 
  • Weight: 42.5g (including standard band)

Pebble Time Steel

  • Case dimensions: 40.5mm L × 37.5mm W × 10.5mm T (including lugs, length: 47mm)  
  • Band width: 22mm 
  • Weight: 62.3g (with leather band), 116.3g (with metal band)

You can find full specs at the Pebble Time Page on

That's it for today. Thanks again! We'll have another update coming your way soon.

Team Pebble <3


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    1. Louis Koo on

      Still no Chinese support ? Absolutely shocking !

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      Aaron Chu on

      Come on, it's almost Oct now. Chinese please. If you guys don't have time, please release some kind of interface so people can work on language themselves.

    3. Colin Lai on

      Too disappointed! You said Chinese support will come "soon after the release in May", but now it's September!

      At least update the iOS Pebble Time app so we can install 3rd-party font pack! That's the least you should do!

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      Xu Kewei on

      Chinese support please!

    5. Aboodigger on

      since 3rd party developer already released Chinese package for like 2 monthes I don't know why
      this take so long for a official update

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      Xiaoyang Xia on

      It's almost August... So please support Chinese as soon as possible.

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      Radio on

      It's July...

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      Saad on

      Please add ARABIC support like android wear

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      Vinci on

      Hey, it's almost July.

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      WONG on

      Why i cant see chinese option? there is no chinese langauge support at this moment? where can i download it? Please support

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      Turbo Tang on

      Dear developers,great product firstly!! But to be honest, I can't find settings of Chinese on my Pebble Time.May be you mean the last version of pebble and app can do it.(Android Pebble Time App Version 3.0.1/Pebble Firmware Version 3.0) .We are looking forward your team's replay.THX.

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      craigchen on

      Pebble Time no support CHINESE!!! 口口口口口口口

    13. Hin Chong Hong on

      Just got my Time today and thanks for the really great works done!

      Still looking forward to Chinese and Japanese character support!

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      How to setup the Chinese language in Pebble Time? Anyone can help?

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      YC Chang on

      Hey Pebble, wake up!!!
      where is the chinese display you promised!!!

    16. zhihmeng on

      Hi …

      I don't think my pebble time can support chinese now.

      Is there something wrong ?

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      Yongcheol Cha on

      Please support Korean language also!!!

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      Cinthia Mok on

      Good to know that it supports both traditional and simplified Chinese. But honestly the font is quite awkward. It would be better to use another font style which is smaller and integrate better into a mixed-language- message.

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      sakamoto kazutake on

      please! Japanese character support please!

    21. Olly S on

      If you want to receive Chinese notifications but keep your UI in English, set the language to Chinese in the Pebble app on your phone, and then navigate to the Display menu under Settings on your Pebble to change the language to English. The Pebble will then be in English but Chinese notifications will work. :)

    22. Kang Jin Yoon on

      is it possible to support Korean character?

    23. Onepointsix Design on

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      Shu Takishita on

      Japanese character support please!
      Since Chinese was aware, I think I just add the hiragana and katakana.

    25. Christian P on

      Those front bezels in the picture look much darker than those in previous pictures that have been released. I sure hope that's the case - the grey/silver color looks super plastic-y and makes the whole thing look like a toy. If it really is black, I'm going to be pretty excited.

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      John MacKintosh on

      Can you let us know if the Pebble Time Steel will have the option of a longer strap and bracelet? I needed the larger size strap for my original pebble.

    27. Phakorn Sripayak on

      Please consider add a support of Japanese and Thai charactor. :)

    28. William Cheung on

      For those who were able to get Chinese working, can you show share some info to help us?

      I have factory reseted my Pebble, updated to the latest v2.9.1 Watch firmware - still no luck.

      The question is, my 2.6.5 IOS Pebble App does not have "Chinese" as an option under SETTINGS / LANGUAGE SETTINGS / Current Language. So how do I "install" Chinese to enable that option?

      If anyone can help with directions, that will be great!

      iPhone 6 Plus
      IOS version: v8.2
      Pebble App: 2.6.5 IOS version
      Pebble Watch: v2.9.1 - original pebble

    29. Mueen Abbas on

      Support Arabic for IOS please

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      Sonia Koval

      @Brian Olsen -- I vote for Klingon too, that would be so fun!

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      Craig Weems on

      Suggest: iPhone 6 case with a charging connector on the back. Time to go to bed? Plug Lightening cable into phone and place it face down, dock watch to connector on back of case, phone and watch charge at same time (roughly). Don't know if the iPhone will allow vampire connection - plug watch into phone to charge without external charger. It takes only a few minutes of charging to get the phone through the end of the day. A Mophie could do this for sure but I'd like the thinnest case possible.

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      John Daniels on

      Thanks for the up date,Great job looking forward for my new pebble time.

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      José Luis Kohira on

      Please include japanese character support

    35. Matthew Lee on

      Tried resetting my Pebble. No go

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      Bernard Lyon on

      The excitement is building for the Pebble! I have researched the smart watch for some time so keep up the great work. Loved the comparison to the apple watch. Should I made the right decision for the value.

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      Brian Olsen on

      How about Klingon?

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      Gidon Elissar on

      Will Pebbel ever support Hebrew?

    39. Jiexin Zhang on

      will pebble time have support for Wechat's "Hold to Talk"

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      Brian Olsen on

      Still waiting for the 'exciting' update. Most of us can't fly to Austin for the party and many do not see Chinese support as exciting. (No offense to anyone who is going to the party or uses Chinese as their primary language.)

    41. 葉金瓚 on

      Dear Pebble team,
      For Chinese support, Please refer to the font which Apple device used which is much better than its in your demo video!

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      Tetsuyasu Yamada on

      Japanese character support please!

    43. Kamille on

      谢谢你, Pebble
      Thank you, Pebble

    44. H Rock on

      Korean support please~

    45. Olly S on

      If you are having problems installing Chinese, do a factory reset of your Pebble. It fixed the problem for me.

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      Chia-Hung, Huang on

      Great Job! Thanks you team.