Pebble brings iOS text replies to Verizon, adds customizable vibrations & more
Pebble on Monday announced a series of service and software updates for its multi-platform smartwatches, most notably enabling the iOS text reply feature for Verizon iPhones.
After configuring the option through an updated Pebble app, Verizon customers can send emoji, customizable canned responses, or voice notes, the third choice being reserved for Time watches. Previously, any form of iOS text reply was limited to AT&T subscribers.
Pebble is hoping to get more carriers on board in the future, according to an official blog post.
In the meantime the company has released a firmware update, 3.11, which allows Time owners to assign different vibration patterns to alerts. For all compatible watches, the accuracy of Pebble Health's sleep tracking has been improved, and will also record daytime naps over an hour.
A new feature lets people snooze Timeline reminders, forcing an alert to return later.
The iOS app has also been improved with things like 1Password integration, search in the Notifications tab, and better HealthKit integration, including calories and distance. Pebble will soon be obsoleting its previous iOS app, as the current one — originally marked just for the Time — covers any watch with 3.0 firmware or later.
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