After introducing Pebble Health last December, Pebble has been building out its smartwatch health and fitness features. A new update released today brings redesigns to Pebble’s health app, as well as revised timeline features, iPhone updates, and more for most (but not all) Pebble smartwatches.
The company has redesigned Pebble Health around activity tabs that display step count and sleep performance. Users can now access historical information for activities by pressing right on each tab. Pebble has also added a quick view feature to its activity timeline that lets users see what’s coming up next in their day by pressing down on the watchface. A few navigation features have gotten updates, too. A new application banner shows multiple apps at once, and a four-button quick launch lets users assign and launch four different apps by pressing and holding the up, down, back, and select buttons. Pebble also says they’ve sped up system animations for a faster watch experience.
Today’s update also brings a number of features previously available only on Pebble’s Android app to the iPhone. These include actions for emails received from Gmail accounts — like delete, archive, mark as read, reply all, and star. Pebble users with iPhones can now create custom responses and send voice replies, too. Both the Android and iPhone versions of the Pebble app have newly designed Pebble Health activity charts, which Pebble says are easier to read at a glance.
The new updates work with Pebble Time, Pebble Time Steel, Pebble Time Round, and the upcoming Pebble 2 and Time 2. Pebble’s previous firmware update remains the most current for Pebble Classic and Pebble Steel.