Yesterday, the first batch of Pebble watches shipped out under a slight cloud as the iOS app hadn’t been approved yet. However, early this morning the app arrived in the App Store, giving everyone plenty of time to download and install it before the their Kickstarter backed smartwatch arrives in the mail.
Now, we have no idea how well the app works, as only the first few hundred units have even been sent out and tens of thousands of backers are still waiting on theirs — so here’s hoping it does all that it promises. But casting a glance over the app, is it just me or does it look a bit…amateurish? The whole thing looks like it was just slapped together without much polish. If it works perfectly, then I suppose it doesn’t matter. We’ll just have to wait for all the reviews to find out.
PEBBLE – E-PAPER WATCH FOR IPHONE AND IPOD
Pebble is the first watch built for the 21st century. It’s infinitely customizable, with beautiful watchfaces and useful internet-connected apps. Pebble connects to iPhone and iPod using Bluetooth, alerting you with a silent vibration to incoming calls, emails and messages. While designing Pebble, we strove to create a minimalist yet fashionable product that seamlessly blends into everyday life.
Note: This app is intended to be used with a Pebble smartwatch. To purchase one, please go to: http://www.getpebble.com/
The Pebble app provides a dashboard for your Pebble smartwatch:
- Notifies you when software updates for Pebble ready to install
- Installs and remove custom watchfaces onto your Pebble
- Sends ping test messages to your Pebble
- Helps you troubleshoot issues