Pebble time steel smartwatch for apple/android devices — black

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Color

Black

Black

Silver/red

White

Black/Carbon

Compatible Phone Models

All Android and iPhone

iPhone11/11 pro/11 max/11 pro max/XS/X/8/8 plus/7/7 plus/6/6s/6 plus/6s plus/5/se ios phones; Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S9, S9 Plus, S8, S8 Plus, S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, S5, Samsung Note 8, 5, 4; HUAWEI P30/P10/P9/MATE30/MATE30 Pro/MATE9/MATE 8/MATE 7; HTC SONY LG OnePlus Nexus Google pixel/pixel xl BlackBerry, and other smartphones with iOS 8.0/Android 4.4 or above and Bluetooth 4.0 or later

Works with iPhone 4S and above running iOS 8 and above, Works with Android devices running 4.3 and above

Apple iPhone 4S

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Item Dimensions

1.48 x 0.41 x 1.59 inches

10.83 x 3.74 x 0.71 inches

9.88 x 1.60 x 1.57 inches

4.57 x 2.48 x 4.57 inches

1.56 x 1.59 x 0.47 inches

Item Weight

7.41 ounces

5.82 ounces

0.95 ounces


1.50 ounces

0.16 ounces

Operating System

ios, android

iOS 8.0 & Android 4.4

ios, android, iOS 8+; Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)+

ios, android

Android

Why Rebble Web Services?

The Pebble watch is called a smartwatch. That’s because it’s smarter than a normal watch. Part of that intelligence is incorporated into the watch, and part of it is being delivered through web services. Originally, these web services were provided by Pebble Technology, Corp. However, Pebble Technology, Corp. halted operation, and after some time these web services have disappeared as well. That made the Pebble watch a lot dumber. Not as dumb as a normal watch, but things that were possible before, aren’t possible any more. Time to ditch your Pebble? No, because…

Enter Rebble! The Rebble Alliance has created Rebble Web Services, to fill in the void left by the disappearance of Pebble Technology, Corp. Most of the services that have disappeared, have replacements now. There’s however one thing The Rebble Alliance cannot do: change every Pebble so it will use the Rebble Web Services. This needs some action by the user. No need to worry, we’ll help you step by step! Read on…

Как выглядят часы? Удобно ли ими пользоваться?

В продаже доступны образцы Cherry Red (c красным корпусом), Jet Black (черные), Artistic White (белые), а также оранжевые и серые. Выглядят часы стильно и молодежно. Расцветку можно подобрать на любой вкус, есть и яркие девайсы, и незыблемая классика. Защищает экран глянцевое покрытие, которое придает дополнительный шарм. В комплекте идет силиконовый браслет в черном цвете (для всех часов, кроме Artistic White, там прилагается белый). Ремешок удобный, подходит для любого объема запястья, мягкий и приятный на ощупь.

Корпус устройства прямоугольный, на его левой грани – кнопка назад, на правой размещены клавиши ОК, вверх, вниз. Нажимаются с усилием, поэтому случайно зацепить не получится.

Основные функции часов и особенности

Чем же может похвастаться эта модель? Вот 4 самые главные функции, свойственные смарт часам Pebble.

Фирменная прошивка не придется по душе русскоязычному населению, так как кириллицу умные часы Pebble не распознают. Текст на ней будет отображен в виде прямоугольников или знаков вопроса. При желании можно поискать неофициальные прошивки в интернете, уже созданы форумы с обсуждениями как русифицировать этот гаджет. Но на все нужно тратить время, а это существенный недостаток.

Теперь по поводу автономной работы. Здесь Pebble Smart Watch – рекордсмен, выдерживает 5-7 дней, в зависимости от интенсивности использования. Для такого небольшого корпуса это хороший результат, его обеспечивает энергосберегающий экран.

Поддерживается установка дополнительных приложений и программ, которыми расширяется функционал устройства. При помощи утилиты pebble +, например, настраиваются уведомления на смарт часы из любого приложения.

Гаджет водонепроницаем, уровень защиты – 5 атмосфер. Это дает пользователю Pebble Smart Watch возможность без последствий принять душ в часах, вымыть руки или попасть под дождь. Плавать в бассейне или нырять не рекомендуется.

Product description

Pebble time steel keeps you connected to the things that matter most, and look great doing it. Its unparalleled battery lasts up to 10 days between charges, and its bright always-on display never keeps you waiting. Pebble’s new timeline interface respects that busy people want to Get things done. Includes Pebble health, a Built-in activity and sleep tracker with daily reports and Weekly insights. With a new color e-paper screen and a thin, comfortable ergonomic design, the Pebble time steel smartwatch is the companion you’ll want with you every moment, every day. Made of marine grade stainless steel chassis and bezel, pvd Coated in matte with polished detailing, Plus tough, 2.5D glass display — time steel is the best looking Pebble we’ve ever made! includes: USB Magnetic charging cable 2mm Leather band

Comparison With Other Leading Smart Watches

vs. Samsung Gear 2

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Compared with the Samsung Gear 2 ($299), the Pebble Steel lacks many features: a camera, a heart rate monitor, an internal mic and an onboard IR LED controller.

Also, the Pebble Steel’s screen display is in black and white rather than color. Finally, the Pebble has no touchscreen interface like the Gear 2.

The Gear 2 definitely packs more technology into its footprint.

On the other hand, the Pebble Steel is still our Top Pick because it offers 4 key advantages over the Gear 2:

  1. Simpler, more approachable design.  Put simply, the Pebble Steel looks a lot more like an ordinary luxury watch than the Samsung Gear.  This broadens its appeal beyond gadget geeks and early adopters. The user interface is also a model of simplicity, something that’s very important to any wearable device user.
  2. Greater selection of apps. Samsung recently announced they would no longer use Android on their new Gear 2 lineup; instead, they are moving a new and unproven OS, Tizen.  While Samsung did announce an SDK for Tizen, Samsung has a very long way to go to build an ecosystem of thousands of apps like the Pebble enjoys today.
  3. Longer battery life. the Pebble’s battery can last a week, but the Gear 2 will only last 3-4 days according to Samsung.
  4. Works with more smartphones.  The Pebble works with all Android smart phones (4.0+) and iPhones shipping today. The Gear 2 only works with select Samsung Galaxy devices.

vs. Sony SmartWatch 2

The other smart watch that most people compare with the Pebble Steel is Sony’s latest entry, the Smartwatch 2.

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Like the Samsung, the Sony Smartwatch 2 offers a high-resolution color touchscreen, something that all Pebbles lack.

The Pebble Steel also costs more than the Sony ($199).


On the other hand, Sony’s user interface is more awkward to use than the Pebble’s, although Sony has improved that with recent firmware updates.

Our bottom line with the Sony Smartwatch 2 (MNSW2) is the same as with the Samsung Gear 2:  the Pebble is the better overall choice, as long as you are OK with a black and white screen. The Pebble Steel offers a more beautiful design, a much wider selection of apps, longer battery life and compatibility with both Android and Apple smartphones (the Sony only works with Android devices).

Apps

App-wise, the original Pebble and Pebble Steel share the same software, so reviews of Pebble software and apps also apply to the Steel.

This is good news, too, because Pebble’s new App Store now lists over 3,000 apps and watch faces – by far the greatest selection in the smart watch market today.

You will NOT run out of apps to play with.

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Pebble app selection continues to explode, with big brands like ESPN, Mercedes, Yelp and Pandora recently adding their own.

There are so many things you can do with a Pebble that it’s impossible to list them all here.

But be warned: due to the Pebble’s limited memory, you can only load 8 apps on the device at a time. That said, Pebble’s new appstore app let you to store more than that in a “personal locker” – which you can see in the image above.

The Pebble includes a great media player that lets you control tracks on a run or bike ride, with ease.

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Common issues

Cannot add watchface, store says its added, but it’s not on the phone of watch

Sometimes, the locker can get out of sync with reality. Although this situation should resolve itself over time, it’s easy to fix. Simply sideload the watchface (see above). The locker now is no longer out of sync for this watchface. You might have to repeat this for every watchface or app that shows this behaviour.

On Android (9.0+), incoming calls are displayed on the watch as “Unknown caller”

In order to fix “Unknown caller” or altogether missing notifications on incoming calls for Pebble paired with Android 9.0 devices, there is a workaround with Dialer for Pebble app:

  • Install Dialer for Pebble companion app and a respective App for Pebble.
  • Open the Pebble app on your phone, and go to Notifications. Then disable notifications for Phone Calls.
  • Open the Dialer for Pebble app on your phone, and enable Call Popup for Incoming and Outgoing calls.
  • Make sure Dialer for Pebble app has system permissions to access Contacts, Call Log, Dialer and SMS on your phone.

This should fix the issue. In case if Dialer for Pebble works inconsistently, make sure it runs in background both on your Pebble (Settings and then Background App) and on your phone.

Check your Rebble account and payment info.

  • Head to Rebble account
  • Look at the line Voice / Weather subscription. If it’s Active, go through boot.rebble.io again.
  • If it’s expired, the credit card used while subscribing might be invalid. You can simply subscribe again.
  • If it’s not active, you might be signed in with a different account than when you first subscribed. Delete the cookies from your browser (thus signing out), and sign in at Rebble account with the right account. Then, check your account and payment info again.

This watchface doesn’t show weather info any more, or the info is wrong

Unfortunately, some often used weather services have folded, or changed their API. Watchfaces using those APIs now can’t fetch their weather info any more. See if the watchface can switch API, or choose another watchface. Please note that this is unrelated to the Rebble Weather and Dictation services plan.

Dictation doesn’t work: “Error occurred. Try again.”

Open the Pebble app on your phone, and go to Settings. Tap Voice Language. Change it to any other language. Then, change it back to your preferred language.

I need to switch accounts, or I removed and reinstalled the Pebble app

To sign out from the Rebble website, you have to remove cookies (for .rebble.io and auth.rebble.io) from your browser. How to do that, depends on the browser. Now head to Rebble auth and sign in with the right account.

To configure the Pebble app to use the account you just signed in to, go through boot.rebble.io again.

Events from my calendars don’t show up in Timeline or Quick View

Open the Pebble app on your phone, and go to Apps. Tap the gear next to Calendar. Here, you can choose the calendars from which events will appear in your timeline.

When I start charging my watch, the screen starts flashing the backlight on and off

While connected to the charging cable, press and hold any button on the watch, until an error code appears on the screen. Release the button. Now, let the watch charge for some time (at least an hour). Finally, press a button to exit the error code.

Что дает «электронная бумага»?

Главный недостаток всех смарт часов по мнению их обладателей – непродолжительное время автономной работы. Неудобно каждый день заряжать устройство, один раз забыл, и целый день нет возможности пользоваться. Разработчики умных часов Pebble нашли выход из ситуации посредством использования технологии «электронная бумага». Такой экран потребляет меньше энергии, а так как он целый день включен, это ключевой критерий. Аналогичная технология применяется в электронных книгах.

Разрешение дисплея 144×168 пикселей, есть автоматическое включение LED-подсветки при навигации по меню. Экран не сенсорный, что непривычно, но никакого дискомфорта это не доставляет – меню примитивное и интуитивно понятное, управление осуществляется с помощью кнопок.

Appy New Year!

Hi again! It’s a new year, in an old house, with more technology I’ll never understand. But amidst all the chaos of the seasons changing, AWS being unfathomable to me, and Alexx Reed being about 50% smarter of a lyricist than I’ll ever understand all the references to, I have exciting news, and that is: for the first time in over a year, there is a brand new app for Pebbles in a Pebble app store!

If you’ve been following along on Reddit or on Discord (shoutouts to our loyal fans!), you might have heard that Wowfunhappy has recently written an RSS reader app for Pebble. This is really cool in a lot of ways – he did a bang-up job on the UI for it, and people on Reddit are already finding great uses for it, enabling things that they weren’t previously able to do on their Pebbles (like check work schedules that came as RSS feeds). And, of course, he released it entirely as open source software, which definitely speaks to me.

The fact that it’s a cool project I think is a great reason to highlight it here. But the reason I wanted to tell you about this is that this also marks a milestone of the first time we’ve added a new app to the Rebble App Store since the very first time we imported the Pebble App Store’s contents. I spent a few hours last week working with Jonathan to get this all set up, and I’m pleased to announce that the Rebble App Store is (mostly) open for submissions! Here’s some directions for how to do that, if you’ve got some Pebble apps burning a hole in your hard disk, or if you’re ready for the creative juices to start flowing. The process is a little janky right now, but I’m definitely happy to help however I can – and there are lots of us in #app-dev on Discord ready to answer questions!

It’s a new day in Pebble app development. Let’s see what you’ve got – here’s wishing all of us Rebblers an appy new year!

Squeezing the most out of your Pebble

Hi there! It’s Will here (some of you may know me as @Will0 on Discord). In the ~6 months since our last blog post a lot has happened, both in the Pebbleverse and the real world. Yet, despite the ever-increasing gap between the Pebble shutdown and today, still new people are signing up with Rebble to bring their beloved smartwatch back to life!

On that note, there have been a number of similar questions over the last few months on Reddit and the Rebble Discord, such as ‘why do I need to use RWS’, ‘I’m struggling to get setup’, ‘What are the best apps to use in 2020?’.

In this post we’ll go over the answer to all of these, as well as cover how you can squeeze the most out of your Pebble in 2020.


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