Pebble updates galore: fitness-tracking Pebble Health, timeline UI for first-gen models

Smartwatches are a super-attractive gift this holiday season, and manufacturers are doing everything they can to make sure it’s their models we’re putting under the tree. Pebble’s been really standing out over the course of the last few weeks, both thanks to some great deals on various models – including an only very recent price cut on the new Pebble Time Round – as well as promises of a major software update about to hit first-gen models, with public beta testing of the new timeline interface getting started just under a week ago. It turns out that Pebble’s not wasting any time in ironing out any lingering beta issues and packaging things for mass distribution, and today we get word that not just is that new Pebble Classic and Pebble Steel firmware ready to hit wide release, but that a new Pebble Health activity tracking experience is landing for Pebble Time models.

New Pebble Time apps are out for both Android and iOS today, each ready to deliver the new 3.8 firmware – the one with the timeline UI and expanded app support – to older Pebble models.

Pebble Health is just for newer Pebble Time models, and delivers a fitness-tracking system compatible with both Google Fit and Apple HealthKit. The software lets users track average daily step counts, set fitness goals, and monitor sleep patterns.

Going forward, Pebble’s opening up the Pebble Health API to developers in the hopes of stirring up interest in new fitness-focused apps – and even watchfaces that incorporate fitness data, helping to keep you on top of your goals.

Check out all these new features by updating your Pebble Time app to the latest version today.

Source: Pebble

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