Pebble Gets Activity/Sleep Tracking, Now Just $99


The Pebble watch still remains one of the best smartwatches on the market. The ecosystem is growing yet again. Pebble has announced that it is releasing a software update that brings non-stop activity tracking and sleep monitoring to Pebble watches. They have also announced new apps from Misfit, Jawbone, and to take advantage of these new features. You can buy your Pebble for $99 while Pebble Steel will be available for $199.

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Here is a summary:

Activity tracking apps (e.g. Jawbone, Misfit, for Pebble now work seamlessly in the background. View installed Activity apps and toggle preferences in the Pebble Settings menu. An Activity icon is visible within Pebble menus when a compatible app is installed and running.

Quick Launch. Set shortcuts from a watchface to your favorite Pebble apps with a long press of the Up or Down buttons. Enable Quick Launch and set app shortcuts in the Pebble Settings menu.

Battery icon is now persistent within Pebble menus.

Battery icon is now persistent within Pebble menus.

Select button once again dismisses notifications when paired with an Android device or iOS device on iOS 7 or lower. iOS 8 users get notificaion dismissal for both Pebble and the paired device when pressing Select.

Considering how the market is changing, this move is not that surprising. We can’t wait to see what other cool toys these folks will come up with.



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