Pebble has some excellent and affordable smartwatches and with its continued software updates, it's definitely a wearable platform you should consider.
As many of us Pebble Time 2 Kickstarter backers look forward to the new watch coming in the next few months, Pebble just announced some major firmware and smartphone software updates taking current Pebble Time, Pebble Time Steel, and Pebble Time Round devices to version 4.0.
Pebble states that the key new features include:
The evolution of Pebble Health has been fantastic and the usability improvements in 4.0 look great.
The smartphone updates are particularly welcome for iOS users who will see improved support for email actions that Android users have enjoyed for some time now. iOS users can now delete, archive, mark as read, reply all, and star emails received from Gmail accounts. Pebble users can reply to iOS Messages too.
Pebble Firmware 4.0 works with Pebble Time, Pebble Time Steel, Pebble Time Round, and the upcoming 2016 Pebble lineup (Pebble 2 and Time 2). Version 3.12.2 remains the most current firmware for Pebble Classic and Pebble Steel at this time. The Pebble apps for iPhone and Android work with all Pebble watches running Firmware 3.12 or higher.
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