Pebble rolls out firmware 2.5 with Apple iOS 8 support, compass access, and emojis

Pebble remains a compelling smartwatch alternative with its cross-platform support and new iPhone 6/6 Plus owners will appreciate the advanced notification support in this update.

Pebble rolls out firmware 2.5 with Apple iOS 8 support, compass access, and emojis
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I love what Motorola has done with the Moto 360 , but when my new iPhone 6 Plus arrives today it will get put aside since it is limited to Android smartphones. Thus, my rock solid Kickstarter Pebble will find itself back on my wrist.

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In anticipation of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch day, Pebble just announced firmware version 2.5 that includes support for iOS 8 with some slick functionality.

The new update also includes emoji support for those who received texts with these integrated icons, developer access to the compass, and the return of the DOMO watchface.

If you have an Android smartphone you can update your firmware now and find support for these functions.

iOS 8 owners will find that firmware 2.5 brings improved notification management, including the ability to dismiss an alert on your Pebble that clears it from the iOS notification center.

Firmware 2.5 is now on my Pebble and I look forward to testing out the iOS 8 support later today.

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