Pebble 2.0.1

Work on the Pebble 2.0 app for Android continues, with Beta 10 dropping for developers this afternoon. Here's what's good:

  • Improvements to speed in MyPebble
  • Improvements to connection stability (this fixes the appmessage getting stuck bug)
  • Improvements to power use
  • Installing apps via websockets will now auto launch them
  • Improvements to JavaScript launch in many conditions, such as when the watch just lost connection to the phone
  • Improvements to pairing during onboarding

And here's what still needs some work:

  • Still some issues in onboarding
  • HTML5 localStorage gets shared between apps.
  • The onboarding process will restart if you enable Accessibility. Workaround: Do not enable accessibility in the onboarding process.
  • If you are upgrading from a pre-2.0 firmware, you will need to first upgrade your watch to 1.14. Upgrading from earlier version is not fully supported at the moment. (To upgrade your Pebble firmware, please use the Pebble 1.9.6 app available in Google Play).

You'll be installing firmware version 2.0.1 as well, so there's that. This is still bleeding-edge stuff, so we won't look down on anyone who wants to wait it out.

 More: Pebble Developer Blog

 
There are 17 comments

jkayakj says:

At least they are making progress.. Slow progress.. But it's still progress

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ryaninc says:

Yeah, I don't mind that they're taking their time to get it right. But they should never have promised a date, and shouldn't have said, "very, very soon."

mcoutts81 says:

Def improvement. Anyone else notice the pebble icon removed from the status bar?

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cmandd says:

Beta 9 did that.

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mcoutts81 says:

Not on my Moto X it didn't.

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cmandd says:

Could be a 4.4 thing, I have the G2 on 4.2.

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cmandd says:

I gave up my Pebble for the Smartwatch 2. I should have kept both, just to see how the 2.0 works out. The SW2 is not perfect either, but has features I really like over the Pebble. Battery life sucks though.

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rod_munch says:

i still dont remember seeing "made for apple, you might get an update on android" on the box when i bought this. i wont be giving this company any more money.

Bwahahahaha says:

Oh come on, relax buddy... that reaction's a bit over the top

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Clyde Jones says:

Beta 10 breaks a number of apps.

Completely removes Canvas Beta & Pebble Dialer among others.

jkayakj says:

I still have Pebble dialer on mine

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jkayakj says:

So on ios it uses bt4.. I guess it's fair to assume that will never come to Android..

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NEmickeyfan says:

Tried Beta 10.... Pebble Apps and some 3rd party apps that worked on 9 will no longer load. Went back to beta 9 and working fine now. Think I will wait til final release to update from now on.

donkeykong78 says:

I'm in the same boat. Notification center, Watchnote, Phone Ringer Switcher, and Pebble Dialer all were incompatible. Once I hit a quiet point in the day I'll inform Pebble and the various app authors, but my Pebble has become such a useful tool that I already had to downgrade to get my functionality back.

NEmickeyfan says:

Losing the ability to sideload our 3rd party apps/watch faces is a step backwards. Quite a few are commenting about this on the Pebble Developer's Forum. Hopefully, this will be fixed soon with a Beta 11 or with the final release of 2.0.

Benton Pena says:

I'm waiting for Beta 11, hope this fix will come soon... in the mean time downgraded to beta 7... I pray for more support and debate on developer's forum and move forward on the functionality and flexibility of the Pebble watch.

Jonneh says:

Thank you for not looking down upon me.