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Pebble adds new features to its entire smartwatch lineup

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Pebble is giving its users something special ahead of the year-end festivities. With the latest Firmware 3.8 update, the new Pebble Time lineup is getting Pebble Health, a native fitness tracking feature developed with researchers at Stanford University. Before this, Pebble users would need to rely on third-party apps such as Jawbone Up and Misfit for their activity tracking needs.

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The Health app is quite similar to the official Misfit app. It tracks the number of steps, your sleep duration and it even displays your progress across the week. The best part is that it integrates with Google Fit on Android and Apple HealthKit for iPhones. Overall, this should motivate you to achieve your goals whether it is to stay active or to sleep better.

At the moment, it is available only for Pebble Time, Pebble Time Steel and Pebble Time Round. The update should be available on your device immediately via the Pebble App.

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For the older Pebble Classic series, they haven’t forgotten about you. The latest update also brings the new timeline feature that was first introduced with the Pebble Time. With this, you can view your past notifications and future appointments and weather update on a streamlined interface.

Below is the full changelog for the 3.8 update:

Pebble Time App for Android 3.8.0 Release Notes
Meet Pebble Health! Natively track your step and sleep activity. Receive useful fitness insights both in the app and on your timeline.
Support for Pebble Classic and Pebble Steel: Upgrades non-Time Pebble watches to 3.8 firmware and adds support for timeline and unlimited apps.
New universal search: Find your apps, notification settings, and the Pebble appstore right from the home screen.
Improvements to Music Control and Facebook Messenger notifications.
Watches running Firmware 3.8 or higher can now be operated in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, or Portuguese. Select the language in Settings » Watch Language.
Bug fixes and stability improvements to version 3.7.0.
Download 3.8.0 from the Google Play Store.

Pebble Time App for iPhone 3.5 Release Notes
Meet Pebble Health! Natively track your step and sleep activity. Receive useful fitness insights both in the app and on your timeline.
Support for Pebble Classic and Pebble Steel: Upgrades non-Time Pebble watches to 3.8 firmware and adds support for timeline and unlimited apps.
Add New Watch: A new menu item to connect another Pebble watch while one is already paired.
Watches running Firmware 3.8 or higher can now be operated in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, or Portuguese. Select the language in Settings » Watch Language.
Bug fixes and stability improvements to version 3.4.
Download 3.5 from the iTunes App Store.

Pebble Time Firmware 3.8 Release Notes
NEW Pebble Health: natively track steps and sleep, get health insights during the day, and review milestones in your timeline. Available on Time series watches only.
Added support for Pebble Classic and and Pebble Steel, including timeline, unlimited apps, and an optimized interface for classic watches.
Watches can now be operated in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, or Portuguese. Select the language in the Pebble Time app » Settings » Watch Language.
Bug fixes and stability improvements to version 3.7.
To update to the latest firmware, select Menu » Support » Update Your Pebble within the Pebble Time app for iOS or Android.

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Alexander Wong