After a short beta testing period, Pebble has today released the latest software version for its smartwatches. This is the one that brings the all-new Timeline UI (as seen on the Pebble Time, Time Round, and Time Steel) to older models such as the Pebble Classic and Pebble Steel.
But that's not all it does. If you have a newer Time, Time Round, or Time Steel watch, you'll be happy to know that it can now track your health without the need for a third party app. Unfortunately though, this functionality hasn't made it to the Classic or Steel, so if you have one of those you'll still need to use apps like Misfit or Jawbone.
Pebble Health tracks your daily activity and automatically detects your sleep phases. And, as you may expect, it's fully integrated in the Timeline UI, showing you easily glanceable information about the day's stats. Pebble Health doesn't nag you to achieve an arbitrary step count, instead measuring your progress against your own personal average. It also tracks how well you sleep and suggests methods of improving your sleep if you need to. Pebble Health is fully compatible with Apple HealthKit and Google Fit.
To take advantage of all these features you need to have the latest Pebble app installed on your Android handset or iPhone, and the latest 3.8 firmware on your smartwatch. To upgrade your wearable's software, use the appropriate menu inside the Pebble app for either iOS or Android.
You need to install the Pebble Time app! I am running a non-beta 3.8 firmware. Once you download the Pebble time app, you choose Pebble Steel (in my case) and voila! Updated and using it since yesterday. As long as you don't install the Pebble Time a...
Pebble ARE still claiming the update will be available before the end of the year... But claiming it is ALREADY available (outside of the beta) is a little optimistic - I just checked and Pebble OS 2.9.1 is still the latest firmware available for the...
I'm Glad Pebble came out with a colour Fitness App. I love Misfit, but was getting a little tired of the whole Monochrome thing.