Do not download the latest Pebble for iPhone update

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A quick heads up that if you haven't yet downloaded Pebble v2.1 for iPhone that pushed out through the App Store today, don't. If you do there's a pretty strong chance you'll be left with something that's, well, basically just a watch. Adam Zeis at Smartwatch Fans

We're getting tips from a slew of readers who have updated their Pebble app today, only to be left with a non-functioning watch. The update is crashing at launch and rendering itself useless, making for a lot of unhappy Pebble owners.

One of those unhappy Pebble owners is writing this post. I saw the update, accepted it, and now can't do anything with the watch except tell the time. The app opens – briefly – and then completely crashes. My own Pebble has also lost any Bluetooth connection to my iPhone, and because of the issue with the app I'm completely unable to reconnect.

The 'good' news is that Pebble is aware, and is working on a fix:

So the advice right now is clear. If you haven't updated, don't do it. Wait until the next update beyond v2.1 arrives to do anything. If you already did, then you're quite possibly feeling like I do right now. Frustrating, isn't it?

via Smartwatch Fans

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matthewmspace says:

Yep, have this problem too. In the meantime, follow these instructions from their forums: http://forums.getpebble.com/discussion/comment/102981/#Comment_102981.

prophoto1 says:

i have just started to experience this problem, but not until there was an update for the app today! actually i am in the middle of doing a warranty exchange through pebble for the reasons of issues with the screen! hopefully it gets resolved for me very soon!

Xdmfan says:

I was able to recover the old app 2.0.2 after updating to 2.1 by deleting the app and going into the purchased finding it and redownloading it from there hope this helps..

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Furt says:

truthfully. I still have the Pebble app and update it, but man... that watch just never goes with me anymore. I did update the app to 2.1. really don't know why I keep it on the phone.....

LandRovers says:

WHEW! That was close! Now all I need is a pebble to almost accidentally crash my pebble.

carrickfergus says:

I successfully deleted the update and reinstalled the previous version but I'm not getting any weather data. Do I need to unload and load my apps/watchfaces again?

carrickfergus says:

Just answered my own question. Yes, apps have to be unloaded/reloaded to get incoming data.

djstarion says:

I just bought one yesterday, so it's literally just sitting here charging until I can actually use it