After launching Pebble 2.0 and the App Store for iOS last month, today Pebble has released both of those for Android as well. Not only that, but now there are new apps to go in conjunction with this software release.
The Pebble 2.0 software for Android has been in a (rough) beta for awhile now, but now anyone can get the update from Google Play. With it, of course, you also now can download new apps and watch faces to customize your Pebble. Some new partner apps also launched today include Evernote, Time Warner Cable, and eBay.
With the Evernote app, you can look at your notebooks, reminders, and checklists. With the Time Warner app, if you’re an Intelligent Home subscriber, you can control your thermostat, and more as well. With the eBay app, you can browse and add products to watch lists for later viewing on your smartphone.
Here are the full release notes for Pebble 2.0:
- 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.
So if you have a Pebble, go ahead and download the 2.0 software update and enjoy your apps. If you don’t have a Pebble yet, you can get the original model from them or Best Buy, and you can get the Pebble Steel from Pebble themselves.