Pebble firmware update brings Do Not Disturb mode, faster notifications and more

By , Dec 13, 2013

Pebble Watch

The Pebble Smartwatch has gotten smarter than ever as the company pushed a new version 1.4 firmware which enhances notifications while bringing a new Do Not Disturb mode along with other new features, improvements and fixes.

Like on your iPhone, Pebble’s new Do Not Disturb mode lets you specify a time frame during which notifications won’t be displayed. You can also specify what notifications are displayed, create a new Snooze Alarm, create multiple alarms, toggle alarms on and off, edit existing alarms and enjoy improved iOS performance…

Now available through the Pebble iOS or Android app, the new firmware improves performance on iOS devices by sending notifications more quickly from your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to the Pebble.

And after exiting Airplane Mode, Pebble will now search for connectable iOS devices immediately, instead of waiting one minute, release notes state.

• Do Not Disturb - Block notifications for a set period of time (from Pebble: Settings » Notifications » Do Not Disturb).
• Alarms app update - Create multiple Alarms, toggle Alarms on/off, and edit existing Alarms
New “Snooze Alarm.” Customizable via the Pebble Alarms app
• Improved Notification Control - Specify what notifications are displayed (Notifications On, Phone Calls Only, or Notifications Off). Notification settings are now accessible more quickly through a dedicated menu (Settings » Notifications)
• Improved iOS performance - Notifications are now sent more quickly from your iOS device to Pebble. After exiting Airplane Mode, Pebble will now search for connectable iOS devices immediately, instead of waiting one minute

This firmware update also fixes a number of bugs, including update causing users to become stuck in a reset loop and connection issues occurring for some customers after being connected for more than 24 hours.

• fixed an issue where Pebble may enter “Recovery Mode” immediately after updating to 1.13 firmware
• fixed an issue affecting some iOS Pebblers experiencing dropped Bluetooth connections, a few seconds after connecting
• fixed an issue where Caller ID data would not display on Pebble after receiving a missed call
• fixed Bluetooth data transfer reliability issues, particularly during a firmware update
• fixed an issue where Pebble would sometimes keep vibrating after dismissing or answering a phone call

Pebble recently released Beta 3 of the Pebble SDK 2.0 with bug fixes, stability improvements and new features for third-party developers.

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  • Jonathan Talbot

    hey… i get that the pebble smartwatch works with the iphone but what does it have it to do with apple or anything?! if it’s because it works with iPhone then y dont u just talk about every other accessory for the iphone? i mean wat’s so special about it? o.O

    • Shawn

      It is relevant. A lot of people have them and a lot of people are going to get them. I appreciate this thread because I had no idea of the update.

      • rosssimpson

        I agree with you and from this thread I didn’t know about this update till now so thank you iDB!

      • Jonathan Talbot

        But this blog is about Apple! if u have a pebble just go to a blog made for these! alot of people have phones with android, y dont they talk about their updates? i’ll tell u y: cuz it hasnt got to do with apple!

      • Shawn

        It’s the same reason they have posts about cases and keyboards. They’re accessories that work with our apple products.

      • Jonathan Talbot

        maybe but for the other keyboards and cases etc. they go into every detail like for example when it’s in promo or something…. but here there’s a software update to an accessory and they talk about it?

  • Steve Norris

    It works great with iPhone and Android and very inexpensive for a watch ($130 on sale 2 days ago) If your Geek enough to troll this blog why don’t you have one?

    • bobism

      yeah but its just looks bad… maybe be in 1995 it would have been great

      • Shawn

        I dont think it looks bad. Only thing lacking is the screen an I don’t mind since I think the e ink screen is a must have.

      • iThinkergoiMac

        It’s not an e-Ink, it’s what they’re calling e-paper. It’s basically just a super low-power monochrome LCD. A little iffy marketing scheme to name it so close to e-Ink, but it’s an effective solution. I think it looks pretty nice once you replace the band with something better. The band it comes with isn’t bad by any means, but it’s not exactly great either.

      • Shawn

        Oh I thought they were the same thing.

      • iThinkergoiMac

        I think that’s the point. I did too, until I actually got one. Then I realized it couldn’t be the same thing at all. Still, it’s a good screen and accomplishes the goal of saving power.

  • Lance Baker

    I got one today and I don’t know what to think. I like it’s features but mine has all kinds of weird extra plastic pieces where it’s been put together. I guess I can’t adequately explain it.