Pebble Locker updated to support Android Wear

Update: A second update — version 2.8.1 — has been pushed out to address crashing in the previous version.

It looks like third-party Pebble app Pebble Locker has been updated on Google Play to add support for Android Wear. The app, now in version 2.8, brings some bug fixes and adds the Android Wear compatibility in addition to working with the non-Android Wear Pebble smartwatch.

Similar to a feature that Google had announced for Android L, Pebble Locker allows your phone to function without a security lock when your Bluetooth-enabled smartwatch is paired and within range, allowing you to have security when you're away from your phone but the convenience of not having to enter a password when the phone knows it's you through your watch.

Android Wear compatibility had been unofficially available for Pebble Locker for some time now, but this is the first time that it's officially supported.

Are you looking to use Pebble Locker with your Samsung Gear Live or LG G Watch?

There are 22 comments

TabGuy says:

I use Pebble Locker with my Pebble and love it. It's so liberating. I'll certainly be using it with my Moto 360 whenever that comes out.

bigbill25 says:

+1. I bought the Pebble for the Run Keeper support, but wear it daily because of this.

thatguy97 says:

This is a sign

Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 running Android L or Samsung galaxy S5

wunderbar says:

A sign that a 3rd party app that supports multiple devices and networks supports another device? Yes.

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bcbbanga4l says:

I used to use this with my pebble steel however now with my LG g watch I have been using skiplock. It does the same thing right?

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vansmack says:

Yes. Except Skiplock also adds the wifi unlock feature.

My preference is Delayed Lock, which does Bluetooth and Wifi and is only $2.99.

sforsyth01 says:

So does the Paid version of Pebble Locker.

Noting the world one S-Pen at a time.

MojoVersion8 says:

switched to skiplock, so far it seems to do a better job of knowing when to be locked or unlocked

wunderbar says:

While I appreciat "official" support, it isn't like just adding the wear device as a trusted device wouldn't work anyway.

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That's what I've done ever since I got my G Watch. Works great.

eyesparky says:

Can't seem to get this to work with my G watch. I don't have the Unlocked (Automatic) setting in the picture above and it just says Android Wear Device. Also crashing if I try to add another bluetooth device. Sure it will all be worked out in time though.

gvndeb60 says:

Same exact error here. Did not have this problem prior to this update.

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eyesparky says:

Not just me using it wrong then. ;) Have given feedback to dev and sure it will sort out at some point.

MojoVersion8 says:

I've also already submitted a bug report for this crash

gear 2 has this feature, it's great with my s5.

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bassdelux15 says:

I prefer to use SkipLock, works with bluetooth and wifi. It has tons of other features too. Well worth the money

Stang68 says:

I'm a SkipLock fan.

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If the 360 isnt released soon i might just have to get the g watch..

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I think that is the least attractive of the the 3 the gear live is better than the game watch and the motor crushes all.

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Ken T says:

It sees my lg g watch. But still asks for a password. Oh well. Android L is only a few month away.

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T3charmy says:

Although it supports android wear it does not support BLE. So there for will not work with android wear. This post is a bit deceiving.

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lkorth says:

While Pebble Locker does not support BLE because they don't maintain a connection with your phone, Android Wear is specifically supported using a new Android Wear API. It does work with Android Wear and there are many many people using it.