Pebble have come forward with another update and this time around they kicked things off with some talk of numbers. Specifically, it was said the total including Kickstarter now accounts for 275,000 Pebble smartwatches. Taking the Kickstarter group out of that total and that leaves 190,000 pre-orders. And to throw in an even larger number, Pebble users have downloaded more than 1 million watch apps.
Pebble have recently rolled-out another update for Android users. This latest has arrived as version 1.9.1 and it appears to have been a fix for the previous (v1.9.0) update that arrived a short time back. Pebble for Android v1.9.1 addresses issues that deal with the app looking to guide you through the setup screen multiple times.
Pebble smartwatch coming to Best Buy and it looks like they have since been confirmed. We have yet to see any official announcement from either Best Buy or Pebble, however a coming soon style listing has recently appeared on the retailers website.
Pebble released the updated SDK not all that long ago and since then we have seen a few goodies. That updated SDK brought the functionality necessary to create apps such as the Pebble Ringer, which we took a look at yesterday. More important for today though, the folks at Pebble have released a firmware update that has brought new features to include multiple notifications.
updated SDK earlier in the month. Specifically, that update was for the Pebble Kit which added support for two-way app communication. Or more to the point, this update will allow developers to create apps that run on your Pebble and control your smartphone, which we have just gotten a look at with a newly launched app. That app is called Pebble Phone Ringer Switcher and it is available for Android users.
Pebble are getting ready to move into the next phase. Basically, the Kickstarter shipments are beginning to wrap up and shipments for those who placed a pre-order (after the Kickstarter project) should begin going out soon. In fact, a recent update on the Get Pebble site mentions that the first Pebble pre-orders will be "shipping soon." With that in mind, those who pre-ordered through the Get Pebble website may want to pay attention to their email.
Pebble smartwatch with RunKeeper received a decent update last week. As of today however, it looks like the folks at Pebble have some additional SDK related news. The announcement is for the PebbleKit, which is being described as the "next stage of the platform." Basically, this release will allow for two-way communication between your smartphone and the Pebble.
smartwatch related update. This one will likely come as a bit of good news or bad news depending on the color you originally picked when you backed the project on Kickstarter. You see, the folks at Pebble have announced that all of the black watches are ready for shipping. Well, specifically, Pebble has said they are currently "making their way through the fulfillment process."