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So Pebble announce Pebble Round

Whilst it is a nice looking device I have to say I was a little disappointed in a way. I’d sort of hoped that they’d do something more around their software. Something that could help developers get their apps into the Pebble world and in so doing get it to compete more with the Apple Watch.

I’m guessing that’s not going to happen though.

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Pebble announcing something new on the 23rd?

My guess would be that it’s something along the lines of bringing the timeline to the original Pebble smartwatches. I hope it’s more though, a lot more. There’s quite a few things that I’d like to see come to Pebble. It’s got a lot of potential, but I don’t think it’s been properly exploited as yet.

I’d love it to be more about smart straps too, that would be great. I think that’s one of the few areas they could really get an edge over the mass market that the Apple Watch has developed.

Anyway, I’m hoping for something interesting from them on Wednesday.

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Pebble Time and disconnection alerting

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Pebble Time disconnection alert

This is a very useful little Pebble Time app that just gives a signal if the bluetooth connection gets broken between the watch and the phone. It makes a lot of sense. If you walk away and have left your phone behind you at least your watch will tell you fairly quickly that it’s lost its connection. Of course that’s no guarantee that you’ll find it or someone won’t have taken it, but it’s a start.

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Pebble Time battery life

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This time around it took almost 5 days for my Pebble Time to get down to a 20% charge. I thought that wasn’t bad at all.

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The most interesting thing was that not only did I get the nice alert to the fact that my battery was low, but also the watch face itself went red to constantly remind me.

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I don’t know if all watch faces either do this, or are capable of doing this, but I think it’s a really useful feature.

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So when will there be a Pebble IFTTT channel?

Now that would be super useful. I’m sure that it was promised a long time ago, possibly when the first Pebble watch came out, but it never really happened. Well, it didn’t happen at all.

The nearest thing to it is an app called This Button for Pebble, which allows an HTTP push from your Pebble. That’s really useful, but I’ve only been able to get it to work intermittently so far. Perhaps I need to persevere with it.

Of course, a real IFTTT channel would be better. Ideally for me it would have:

  • Battery status
  • Accelerometer function
  • Access to buttons
  • Access to the microphone

That lot would do for a start anyway. That would be fun to play with and create recipes with on IFTTT. I’d like to see that.

I wonder if it’ll come about?