The Pebble Smartwatch offering solid performance and capability to support notifications, also sports a sleek new design. It is 40% smaller than the original model, has a variety of color options, and features the new interactive bezel that allows you to scroll through items on your watch face. In addition, it can be paired with both iOS or Android devices via Bluetooth 4.0.
Most of its new features, like the ambient light sensor, are only found in the smartwatches from Pebble. It also supports 50+ languages, which is a nice improvement from the previous model. The new interface makes it more user-friendly, and it brings more features over to the Pebble Time.
Pebble has always been very focused on its users, and we aren’t sure why they have decided to change its design just 2 years after its launch. Now that smartphones have become so advanced and capable, most people don’t even need a smartwatch.
When compared with the Apple Watch or Samsung Gear models, one might think that they would be selling a lot of these watches. However, if you look at the number of daily active users on their respective websites, you will see that Pebble is still the most popular. They are profitable and have strong investors backing them. We at Android Headlines cannot wait to see what they have in store for us with their next product release.
*This smartwatch can be paired with both Android or iOS devices via Bluetooth 4.0, which is a great improvement from the previous model’s ability only to support iOS devices.
*There are no negative features of this product as it has been perfected after all these years.
*This smartwatch is compatible with Android and iOS devices, although it can only alert you to iOS notifications. *1.26-inch backlit color e-paper
*240 x 180-pixel resolution *Corning Gorilla glass face, splash-proof *Bluetooth 4.0 *Limited Battery Life: 7 days of normal use *3ATM water resistance *Included charging cable and magnetic charging port cover *Hardware buttons& full-color display.
【IN THE BOX】
*Pebble Time Round Smartwatch
*Additional SIM Card Pin (optional)
【OVERALL RATING】 ✰✰✰✰✰/5
(The Pebble Time Round has received 4.5 ratings out of 5 stars on Amazon)
I was pleasantly surprised to see the Pebble brand have a strong presence at CES 2016, even though they already announced their newest product before the event. The new smartwatch is called Pebble Time Round and sports a larger screen, better connectivity, and an improved battery. Let’s see what this little screen has to offer!
Pebble is known for being a leader in the smartwatch technology industry. They have been selling their products around the world since 2011, but it seems like they have finally stepped up their game with their newest release. The company has always had active and devoted users who continue to support them through their new releases. That can only be a good thing for the long-term growth of this brand in the market. How do smartwatches track sleep?
As far as their software goes, you may notice that it looks closer to that of Android Wear than iOS wear OS. The reason is that the company has partnered with Google to include their Android Wear OS in the upcoming Pebble Time Round. The smartwatch will look more like an iPhone than an Android smartphone, and this is a good thing as it gives it a nice and familiar look compared to other smartwatches.
The Pebble Time Round comes in 3 different color combinations, which you can see below:
It sports a 1.26-inch e-paper display (240 x 180 pixels), which is much larger than most smartphones on the market today. It’s also an HD display so that you can enjoy full HD video without any lag or delay. The new circular design of the watch allows you to see a lot more information on the display and make it look very clean in your hands. The size also makes this smartwatch more comfortable to wear than other models.
The fitness tracking capabilities of the Pebble Time Round are excellent. It has built-in NFC capabilities that allow you to connect with your smartphone and start recording data directly from there. It tracks your steps, distance covered, calories burned, sleep patterns, and even how often you went to the bathroom throughout the day! The battery life is still not great if you want GPS application syncing to be on all of the time, but it’s an improvement over previous models.
The Pebble Time Round also has a built-in microphone that you can use to send voice replies to your friends. It can support both Android and iOS devices; however, it’s currently not possible for iOS users to reply via voice through the device.
It’s not possible because Apple doesn’t allow its Bluetooth functionality to be accessed unless the device that is being paired supports it. This is a big disappointment for many new users of the Pebble range who have never been able to reply using their voices on their previous models.
The company has shown that they are still committed to offering a simplistic user interface, one of their strongest selling points. The Pebble Time Round can alert you to incoming notifications as long as they are related to an iOS app. They have partnered with Google and offer the Android Wear OS in their watches. Pebble’s CEO Eric Migicovsky thinks that this enables them to compete more efficiently against the likes of Samsung and Apple.
It’s clear that the company has spent a lot of time developing a new design for their product, so it’s very exciting for us here at Android Headlines. Android users will be pleased to know that the Pebble Time Round has included a few improvements over its predecessor, including an ambient light sensor, microphone, and much better battery life.
The new Pebble Time Round has a very sleek and stylish look, which is unlike any other smartwatch on the market. Unlike the previous models of Pebble, the design is completely circular with a smooth color touchscreen. This makes it feel much more comfortable to wear at all times. The stainless steel band is extremely durable and will last for many years. It also comes in two different colors, and each one looks great with its shiny coat of steel.
The anti-smudge coating on display will protect your screen from fingerprints, as well as dust particles that may get trapped between your fingers and the watch itself. This coating is completely invisible, but you can tell it’s there because your fingers will glide right over the tinted display. The color selections that are currently available include black&silver and white&silver.
The new Pebble Time Round has a 1.3-megapixel camera, so you won’t be able to take pictures with it, but you can use it from your smartphone to take pictures and send them directly to the watch. It’s not meant for selfies, but if you want to capture a moment in time, this could be fun for you. Another neat addition is the magnetic charging port which makes it easy for anyone to charge their watch using any micro USB cable.
Design-wise, the watch is a huge improvement from the previous models. It’s very easy on the eyes and much more appealing to wear. The addition of a microphone will allow you to talk to Siri on your iPhone and get answers without pulling out your phone. You can also use it as a remote control for your smartphone by using its camera, so you don’t have to pick up your iPhone every time you want to change channels or adjust brightness anywhere in the house.
If you own a Pebble smartwatch and want to know how to charge it, this is the blog post for you! Pebble is a leader in the smartwatch industry and has constantly introduced new models because of its impressive features. With that being said, one question comes up time and time again (especially because their watches are so cheap) “how do I charge my Pebble?”
Let’s start by learning some facts about your battery life before getting into the nitty-gritty. You’ll need to know roughly how much battery your watch has left before we jump into some of our favorite tips on charging Pebble.
One last thing before we start talking about charging Pebble, I wanted to mention that your watch is capable of being charged via solar power. This is a great long-term solution for people away from a power outlet for extended amounts of time. The good thing about this feature is that there are no moving parts, so you’re always assured that your smartwatch will be working.
How much life does one charge of the battery have?
One full charge tends to last anywhere between 4-7 days. It depends on how many notifications you receive throughout the day and how often you sync them with your phone. The more you use your watch, the quicker your battery will die. If you can avoid using your watch for a few days, you may be able to get a full seven days. However, it’s hard to stay away from your watch for that long, even though you have the option to do so.
Before you learn how to charge Pebble, let’s take a quick look at some of the best features it has. There are more than 10,000 apps available for pebble smartwatches, so you’ll probably never be bored! Pebble has a scratch-resistant display built out of (plastic) Gorilla Glass with a silicone band and stainless steel back.
The backlit LCD display will allow you to see your notifications clearly during the day or night. The Pebble Time Round watch comes with a colored e-paper display, so it’s easy to see in the sunlight. It also has a built-in heart rate monitor, so you’ll know how hard you’re working out. The one thing that would make the watch more attractive is playing music, but that’s an idea they’re going to try to implement in the next model.
One of the best features of Pebble smartwatches is their app ecosystem. For example, there are apps to tell you when your next meeting/class/checkup is, and checking your calendar and email on your watch can make it easier for you to stay focused throughout the day. You can use the 30-day app calories counter to track your food intake and exercise if you’re into fitness. The apps are also very easy to navigate, and there are over 2,000 available in the watch store!
One of the methods that Pebble recommends charging is via a micro USB cable. The reason is that it’s completely reversible, and it fits into the port perfectly. That being said, Pebble can be charged via solar panels, and there’s even a solar charger case for their smartwatches on Kickstarter.
If you’re using a pebble app that supports notifications like Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp, your smartwatch will notify you when messages come through on your phone. So, if you have a Pebble smartwatch and charge it overnight, you should get a notification on your phone before you wake up.
If the battery is dead and there’s no notification on your phone, it means that it has been turned off. To turn it back on, simply hold down the power button and use the side button to choose “start.” Hold down the power button until you see the charging indicator light flash quickly 3 times if you’re plugged in.
How to charge a Pebble smartwatch?
Unlike most other smartwatches, Pebble recommends charging them via a wall outlet. Most of their smartwatches come with a USB cord that can be plugged into any computer or wall charger. So, if you’re in a pinch, this is the best way to charge your watch! It’s easy, cheap and convenient.
You can also use a wireless dock/station to charge your watch, but it’ll cost you around $30. The one thing that it does overcharge via USB is allowing you to check the battery life without opening the cover, which is great for forgetful people.
If you’re not really in the mood to charge your watch, you can always go on vacation and leave it in sunlight. You can still use it in the day without worrying about charging it. Just make sure you’re close to an outlet or adapter if you’re traveling internationally where they don’t have wall outlets.
Another great tip is that many people like to charge their watches at night, even if they’re not using them all day long. Just remember that charging your watch completely will take longer than the time that you’d like your watch to last, but if you listen closely and check notifications regularly, then it shouldn’t take more than a few hours to charge.
Lastly, there are many ways to make sure your Pebble will last longer. For example, you can either wipe the screen with a dry cloth to remove any dirt or debris or use alcohol gel to polish your screen. I used both methods, and they worked great!
Charging Pebble in the sun is a great way to save money and make sure your watch keeps working! Just make sure that if you want to charge it in the sun, you’re not charging it in direct sunlight. It also depends on how hot your area is; so, if you live where it’s extremely hot (like I do), then it would be best to charge it indoors or somewhere that’s cooler.
If you’re worried about your Pebble getting damaged in the sun, you can always put it in a zip lock bag. That being said, I’ve never had any issues with my Pebble getting damaged inside or outside of a zip lock bag. Just make sure that it isn’t left out for too long, or else your battery may die before you use it again.
How do I know when my Pebble is charged?
Unlike most other smartwatches, Pebble recommends that you charge it for two to three hours if you don’t use it all day long. Most people prefer to charge their watch overnight if the battery runs out during the day. So, one way to know when your Pebble is fully charged is by checking its battery life.
When it’s fully charged, you’ll see a full charge indicator next to the battery icon on your watch, which is located on the upper left side of the app drawer. This means that your Pebble has been charging for 2-3 hours.
How to change the language on my Pebble?
If you purchased your Pebble with the default language, then you shouldn’t need to do anything at all. But if you’ve bought it and downloaded a new language pack, then you’ll have to change the language on your watch by following these steps:
From any app, tap and hold anywhere on the screen. From here, choose “Change Language” or “File” or “Preferences.” You’ll be prompted for which app you’re trying to change your language in. Choose that YES. Change it to whatever language is requested (like Chinese) AND check in the “Set default” box. Then, choose “OK.”
Once you’ve changed the language, go back to your home screen. You should now see that the language has been changed. If you didn’t make it back to the home screen, just open another app and log in again.
Connectivity problems with pebble smartwatch?
If you’re having connectivity issues on your Pebble smartwatch, check to see if the firmware is up to date! Most of their watches come with a software update that’s not automatically downloaded due to poor wireless signal, so check your software version and make sure it’s up to date. This is easily done by going to the settings app on your watch and choosing “My Pebble.”
Sometimes, it could just be a connectivity issue with your phone, so all you need to do is reboot your watch. The easiest way to fix this problem is by ejecting the watch via Bluetooth settings. When you see your Pebble’s name, click on it and swipe left or right to remove it from your Bluetooth device list. Then, simply restart your iPhone/iPad and reconnect via Bluetooth again.
Another way to check if there are any connectivity issues with either of your devices is by going into “Settings” on your iPhone/iPad and choosing the Bluetooth tab. From here, you can see which devices are connected, and if you see the Pebble is connected with your iPhone/iPad, then all is good. Or, if your Pebble isn’t connecting via Bluetooth with your phone, you should try to reboot your phone as well.
You can also try restarting the Bluetooth service on your watch by holding down the power button until it restarts. It may not work, but at least it’s worth a shot. Another thing I always do when I get an update is to make sure my watch is up to date! So, download the new software from Pebble and make sure there aren’t any known bugs before trying anything new.
If you’re still having connection issues on your Pebble and you don’t want to deal with it, then you can always factory reset your watch. It’s not hard to do, and I’ll explain the easiest way for you to do it:
Plugin the charging cable into your watch. Hold down both the up and down buttons simultaneously and continue holding them until the screen lights up. You’ll see many icons, but instead of choosing one, keep holding the buttons down until they all disappear. Then, let go of both buttons, and a menu should pop up on your watch’s screen as well as your iPhone/iPad.
Press “OK” and keep holding the buttons until you see a black screen. Your watch should be reset now.
This is my favorite way to do a reset on your Pebble quickly! You can now turn it back on and start using it again!
How do I disable notifications on my Pebble?
If you don’t want to get any notifications on your Pebble, then all you need to do is go into your Pebble settings app and choose the “Notifications” tab. From here, set the level of notifications that you’d like to receive. For example, if you only want a few of them, turn off all of them except for one email notification to minimize distractions at work.
Or, if you want to get notifications from all sources, turn them all on. Your Pebble will then notify you whenever it’s capable of doing so, which is nice and easy!
How do I change the watch face on my Pebble?
Thanks to their new app store, changing your watch face is a very simple process. Just tap on the “Store” icon inside of your app drawer, click on the “More” tab and choose “My Pebble Faces.” From here, you can browse through all of their faces for free or for a small price.
Once you’ve downloaded a new watch face, it’ll automatically be applied to your watch. Then, you can go back to Pebble’s app store and choose a different face if you don’t like the one you just downloaded. It’s really easy to change the watch face on your Pebble!
How do I log out of my Pebble?
Logging out of your Pebble is very simple, and it’s the same thing as logging in: all you need to do is hold down both up and down buttons at the same time until it vibrates. Then, say “logout” or “sign me out,” depending on which language they are using. This will then sign you out of your Pebble, and it’ll take you right back to the home screen. Enjoy!
How to install pebble firmware?
If you’ve tried everything and the issue isn’t getting resolved, then the last thing I’d recommend doing is installing new firmware on your watch. It’s easy to do, but it takes a little bit of effort, so be sure that you have about 1-2 hours before installing it on your Pebble.
Your best bet is also to prepare this process over a weekend, so if anything goes wrong, you can easily contact their support for help.
First, turn off your phone and unplug the charging cable from your watch (if you’re connected). Then, download the firmware and copy it to your desktop or somewhere else on your computer. It doesn’t matter where you put the file because it will be downloaded to your watch when you want to install it.
To prepare the firmware:
- Go ahead and open up iTunes.
- From here, go to “Preferences” and choose the “General” tab.
- Follow their directions by selecting “Check for updates.”
It may take some time for Apple to check for any new updates, so try not to do anything too important while you’re waiting. Once you see a message saying that there are any new updates available for your iPhone/iPad, click on that and wait for it to finish updating all of its software.
Once Apple finishes checking for updates, go back to your phone’s settings and select “General” again. This time, go down to the “About” settings and select “Software Update.” Once you’ve done this, Apple will start downloading any new updates to your phone. It may take some time, so be patient!
Next are the Pebble updates. So, plug in your iPhone/iPad and open up the Pebble app. From here, choose “Check for Updates.” Then click on “Update Firmware” next to it. It’ll take a few seconds but be sure not to place an important call while it’s updating so that you can give it enough time before attempting anything too important.
If you get a popup on your phone while updating, don’t touch it because that might interrupt the process. Just let your device update and be patient! Once you’ve updated both of these devices, open up iTunes and connect your iPhone/iPad to your computer.
From here, choose “Restore” from the drop-down menu and then select the firmware file that you have on your desktop or wherever else you downloaded it to. It may take some time, but it’ll go through with no problem if everything goes right!
After installing this new software, the first thing that I would suggest doing is to fully charge your Pebble again (with its charging cord). Then, turn your phone back on and head over to your app drawer. Be sure to pay attention to what you’re downloading!
If you have any additional questions about doing something or anything on your Pebble, I hope this article helped. If you still need help, then feel free to contact their support and tell them exactly what’s going on with your device so that they can help you out!
Also, if it was especially helpful, be sure to share it on Facebook because lots of people don’t know about this information. Thanks for reading, and have a great day!
Pebble has done a great job fixing past issues they have had while still keeping things simplistic. The price is higher than previous models, but this allows them to design a more elegant-looking product that should attract consumers who want something that looks a bit different than the competition.