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 Android app update from the link above. Then go to the support section of the app to update the watch's firmware.

Source: Pebble blog


Reader comments

Pebble firmware updated with some good fixes for bad problems


Massive improvement on android since the app updated last week. Bluetooth connectivity issue really was getting to the point the watch was going to be sold. No dropped connections since the update last week and hoping this now fixes the reconnect reliability

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I wonder if the "Bug fixes and improvements" will include a watch face bug... not sure when it happens or what causes it, but my watch face will change at least once a week, sometimes up to 4 or 5 times a week.

Are you sure that you're not accidentally hitting one of the buttons? I notice if I push on something too hard with my wrist bent (like when I push open a door), next time I look it's on a different face.