Pebble reboot: smartwatch gets iOS 7 upgrade and new SDK with apps, but no new hardware

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Pebble reboot: smartwatch gets iOS 7 upgrade and new SDK with apps, but no new hardware

The Pebble now gets a lot of notifications via iOS 7.

(Credit: Scott Stein/CNET)

Can software make the Pebble smartwatch better?

The patriarch of this generation of smartwatches isn’t getting a facelift before the end of this year. The black-and-white non-touch display and bare-bones geek charm of the original Pebble will remain. Instead, Pebble will get a bevy of software and app updates, along with a brand-new SDK that promises the types of apps we’d hoped would be on the Pebble back when it was first announced. (Credit: Scott Stein/CNET)

iPhone owners finally get notifications galore The first big news is for iOS: the Pebble’s getting a software update today for iOS 7 that finally allows it to access all application notfications, much like Android phones already allow: your Starbucks app, eBay, weather, or whatever you can imagine will ping the Pebble. Until now, the Pebble only allowed texts, email notifications, and incoming call information on an iPhone .

I tested an early-release build of the new iOS 7-compatible software, and the differences are subtle: any app that shows notifications on an iPhone can display that same notification on the Pebble: you just have to set that app’s notifications to Banner mode in settings. The… [Read more]

Pebble reboot: smartwatch gets iOS 7 upgrade and new SDK with apps, but no new hardware


Pebble reboot: smartwatch gets iOS 7 upgrade and new SDK with apps, but no new hardware

 

Pebble reboot: smartwatch gets iOS 7 upgrade and new SDK with apps, but no new hardware

 

Pebble reboot: smartwatch gets iOS 7 upgrade and new SDK with apps, but no new hardware

 

Pebble reboot: smartwatch gets iOS 7 upgrade and new SDK with apps, but no new hardware

 

Pebble reboot: smartwatch gets iOS 7 upgrade and new SDK with apps, but no new hardware

Pebble reboot: smartwatch gets iOS 7 upgrade and new SDK with apps, but no new hardware

Pebble reboot: smartwatch gets iOS 7 upgrade and new SDK with apps, but no new hardware

Pebble reboot: smartwatch gets iOS 7 upgrade and new SDK with apps, but no new hardware

Pebble reboot: smartwatch gets iOS 7 upgrade and new SDK with apps, but no new hardware

Pebble reboot: smartwatch gets iOS 7 upgrade and new SDK with apps, but no new hardware

Pebble reboot: smartwatch gets iOS 7 upgrade and new SDK with apps, but no new hardware

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