Pebble now supports Android Wear complete with actionable notifications [VIDEO]


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The rift that separated Pebble and more modern smartwatches like the Moto 360 has gotten a little bit smaller today. Like an early Christmas present, Pebble announced that they’ve done the unthinkable and in the latest 2.3 beta of their app, they now support Android Wear notifications.

Even though the aging Pebble doesn’t have the necessary hardware for voice controls (maybe in a future hardware update?), they even have actionable notifications for responding to messages and/or other applications. Users interested in trying it for themselves will need to join Pebble’s open beta group and install the latest 2.3 update by here. Oh, and to get Hangouts replies working, Pebble mentions you will need to install the Android Wear app from the Google Play Store first. After that, everything should be up and running.

Also new is Pebble now compatible with on Android 4.0+ devices (previously only 4.3+), so that’s great news for users with older devices. No word on when regular users can expect the update to arrive in the Google Play Store, but rest assured that when it does, your Pebble will effectively level up.

We couldn’t be more excited about the future of Pebble. Now, just give us higher res and a fresh new updated design and we might just shelve our Moto 360 for good.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. lolol Pebble trying to do damage control by allowing android wear notifications. That might slow down your death but its coming nonetheless.

    1. No one’s impressed with the troll face.

    2. I actually like Pebble’s simplicity better than any other smart watch. These watches are just a fad anyway.

    3. I just bought a second Pebble for my wife – she asked for it in preference to a Moto 360… the next Pebble could really shake up the wearables market.

      Don’t forget that Pebble support Android and iOS, so they have twice the potential market of most smartwatch makers.

      1. I love my Pebble, big thing for me is week long battery life. No need to worry about charging yet another device every single night. I don’t want anything too flashy on my wrist anyway.

  2. Wow that’s pretty great. Considering it’s an established system and has phenomenal battery vs Wear it could stand to benefit from this.

    1. Wait a sec, emoji only replies? Granted we don’t even have that option on Wear, but I’d like some text

      1. No microphone and No touch screen. It would take forever to type anything useful. Canned responses and emoji (I hate emiji) are probably all we can hope for.

        1. That may be true but thats all I need on my Pebble, I don’t particularly want to try hammering out responses on my watch nor do I feel like talking to it when theres a lot of strangers around. Canned responses are a great option IMO.

          1. Yeah, canned options that you can configure via the phone app would be enough for me.

  3. Pebble smartwatch BEST smartwatch.

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