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Pebble smartwatch gets text message replies with Verizon iPhones

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Pebble Time Round

Pebble smartwatch owners that are using an iPhone on Verizon can now send text message replies from their wrist, according to an announcement from the company published today. The feature, which originally launched last year for AT&T iPhone users, lets Pebble owners reply to incoming messages with a voice note, emoji, or a customizable preset text response. The Pebble line of smartwatches are the first non-Apple devices to have this kind of feature and the company says it is working to add support for more carriers.

Additionally, Pebble says it has improved sleep tracking, added a snooze option for event notifications, and added new vibration patterns to its Time series of watches. The updated mobile apps and device firmware are available starting today.