Pebble firmware updated with some good fixes for bad problems

Pebble firmware update

Pebble 2.0 has been a bit of a work in progress, and today that work continued with updates to its Android and iOS apps — as well as a full firmware update for the smartwatch itself. (And, yes, those of us on Android can now control Pandora via our Pebbles. So there's that, too.) Mostly bugfixes here, but important ones from the looks of it.

Here's the skinny:

The firmware update, which takes us to a full-on version 2.1, brings the following:

  • Notifications can be cleared via Settings » Notifications » Clear History.
  • Improved consistency of battery monitoring.
  • Improved Bluetooth reliability when reconnecting.
  • Fixed caller ID sometimes not displaying on outgoing calls.
  • Bug fixes and improvements.

Temperamental connections have been one of our biggest gripes the past few months, so those are good fixes to see.

Here's what's new in the specific apps: Android just got a quick fix for some crash-on-boot issues. And iOS was updated to support more Javascript apps.

And that, folks, is that. Download the iOS app update, then go to the support section of the app to update the watch's firmware.

Source: Pebble blog

Phil Nickinson

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Pebble firmware updated with some good fixes for bad problems

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I thought it was just my Pebble, but for the last few months, I had to constantly reboot it to get it to reconnect to my iPhone. Glad to see it's solid now, almost was considering dropping it for a Mota or some other smartwatch.

I sure hope this fixes the repeat notifications.
I get so many repeats I start ignoring notifications altogether or eventually switch off Bluetooth.

iPhone 5S, iOS 7.1.1, & OG Pebble.

What exactly is “Improved consistency of battery monitoring"? I still can’t say how much battery is left without using 3rd party watchface/app.

Well, if the iWatch does come to fruition and is purchasable, their might be something more integrating with iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. With that said I am going to get a Pebble Steel.