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.

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Pebble 2.0 for Android gets a new beta as work continues

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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."

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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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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.