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Pebble smartwatches are finally getting a real fitness tracking app
The Pebble smartwatch has always been a solid option for anyone seeking an affordable, durable and long-lasting wearable, though the lack of a solid activity tracking platform has always been one of its major downfalls. That’s changing today, with the announcement of Pebble Health, Pebble’s new fully native fitness tracking experience.
Pebble Health will be able to track your daily activity, automatically detect your sleep phases, and much, much more. It will also integrate with your timeline, making your daily fitness stats easily accessibly from any screen. Pebble Health will track your activity based off of your personal success. So instead of making you strive for a random step count, your daily progress will be measured against your own personal average. It’s certainly an interesting way to do health tracking, and we’re sure many users will really enjoy how it works.
Pebble Health will give you weekly graphs of both step and sleep stats so you can see your progress and adjust your goals over time. It’s fully compatible with Google Fit and Apple HealthKit, too.
It’s only available for the Pebble Time, Time Steel and Time Round running Firmware 3.8 and above. To get Pebble Health on your smartwatch, you’ll need to update your Pebble smartphone app and watch. Pebble will release a new Health API early next year that will allow developers to build apps and watch faces centered around Pebble Health. Stay tuned to the Pebble Developer page to get the latest news on the Health API.
Additionally, after a brief beta testing period, Pebble has announced that Firmware version 3.8 is finally available to all Pebble Classic and Pebble Steel smartwatches. This updated firmware includes the timeline view, support for unlimited applications and more.
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