Google isn't the only one doing updates today. Pebble has also rolled out a minor 2.0.15 version bump to its Android app that brings a couple of improvements across the board, as well as a few interesting new features.
A Pandora app has arrived in the Pebble appstore today, but there is a bit of a catch for Android users. The app has arrived with support for the latest iOS (v5.3) release and for now Android support is simply listed as coming soon. We'll be on the lookout for the Android release, but in the meantime we are getting a look at what can be expected.
Pebble 2.0 arrived for Android earlier in the month. Of course, that meant not only an updated Android app for the Pebble, but access to the Pebble appstore. We suspect most Pebble users have already picked their favorite apps, and such is the case with us. Here we are sharing our top five favorite Pebble apps, and also looking for some suggestions for new apps.
The original model Pebble is now available with another retailer. Said retailer is Target and they will have the original Pebble available online and in retail locations (with a slight catch). The price is the familiar $149.99 and those considering a purchase can expect to find three color options -- one of which arrives as a retail first.
Music Boss is an app we took a look at back in December. Essentially, Music Boss will extend upon the basic music control that you get out of the box with the Pebble. The app allows you to launch your current favorite music app from your wrist, and also control that app afterward. More important for today -- Music Boss has recently been updated.
Pebble attracted quite a bit of attention when they launched on Kickstarter. That Kickstarter campaign launched in April 2012, and while they were only looking for $100,000 in funding, they ended up breaking records when the campaign closed a month later at $10,266,845. While Pebble seems to have remained the darling in the smartwatch space since, that came into question a bit when Google announced Android Wear earlier this week.
Android Wear may have stolen much of the smartwatch attention this week, however we aren't quite certain anyone should be forgetting about Pebble just yet. The company announced a few new games during GDC, and perhaps a bit more interesting for those who had been considering a Pebble Steel -- you now have another, slightly less expensive purchase option available.
There have been games available for the Pebble smartwatch. In fact, for better or worse, one called Tiny Bird (a Flappy Bird clone) recently attracted quite a bit of attention. But with that in mind, the folks at Pebble are taking part of the GDC fun and have introduced three new games.
Developers hear ye, hear ye! To celebrate the inauguration of the Pebble appstore on Android, Pebble is summoning app developers from all corners of the known world to partake of the ultimate app making challenge for one of the most popular smartwatches in the market.
Coming after a long series of beta releases, Pebble 2.0 has arrived for Android users. This means Pebble users (with an Android device) now have access to the updated smartphone app with the apps and watchfaces. You'll first want to grab the latest version of the Pebble app from the Play Store, and from that point, it will be a matter of updating the app, then the watch.