Even though it is still a few months away (from the time of writing) wherein Kickstarter backers will officially receive their Pebble 2 (or Time 2) of which they’ve already ordered, the company is now rolling out a major version 4.0 software update for the Time, Time Steel, and Time Round. The patch has already been announced back in the middle of July of this year, and the update comes with a slew of new or improved features. Most of these new elements are centered around the device’s simplistic nature, as well as fitting more information on their respective screens.
Pebble Version 4.0 Firmware Update Begins Rolling Out for Time Steel, Time, and Time Round
One of the more notable changes that comes with the Pebble version 4.0 firmware update is that the patch has a new Health app. It has now been redesigned to focus more on being simple, and it even reintroduces the weekly health activity charts. To recall, this feature has been previously removed from the platform. Moving forward, users of these wearable devices are now able to quickly launch said Health application by just pressing the up button found on the watch’s face.
There is also an update to these Pebble watches‘ Timeline, and it now includes a new Quick View feature of which allows users to view planned activities for up to three days in advance. This is also in lieu of letting users take advantage of seeing more information in their device’s screen at the same time. Also, the version 4.0 update for the watch’s operating system now includes a new launcher menu, and again, it is able to fit more things into the display.
One other interesting feature to add to the list is a new functionality called App Glance. As the name for the feature suggests, it allows users to view information from an app without even having to open it.
The new update for the Pebble software also allows users to take advantage with a new ability to act on Gmail emails that are being received with a paired iOS device. Once the software update has been properly downloaded and installed, iPad and iPhone users will be able to archive, delete, reply to all, mark as read, or even star a particular email conversation with their Gmail accounts. This feature has already been available for Android users for quite some time now, which means that this iOS support is already long overdue.
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