News & Reviews: Pebble smartwatch review
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2015
The Pebble watch has just received an important firmware update. Both the apps on the Android and iOS app store have been updated to the new version adding some interesting features to the watch. The smartwatch also received a firmware update to support these new features. The Android app has been upgraded to version 2.3 which now supports Android Wear notifications. So, users can now interact as well as reply to the notifications from various apps on the device. Also, the company has added support for pre-defined replies (up to 5 supported) for these notifications. Users can also reply via various Android compatible SMS apps. The watch face as well as app notifications will automatically update even when the screen is off in this new version. Apart from these new features, the update also fixes standard bugs on the smartwatch. It is necessary for the watch firmware to be updated version 2.9 to use these features. So, update the smartwatch before downloading the new Android app. The iOS app was also updated to version 2.6.4, however, apart from usual bug fixes, there were no important additions made to the app feature list.
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2013
They may be just accessories for now, but smartwatches mark the trend for the next step of mobile computing devices in the form of wearable computers. While development on smartwatches have been on for the past couple of years, most of it has involved independent developers like the creators of the Pebble smartwatch which crowdfunded it's development. Quite recently, better known tech companies have taken a crack at it with the Sony SmartWatch 2, the Samsung Galaxy Gear and the Qualcomm Toq. Which one reigns supreme and which one would we buy? Read on and find out.