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Pebble Time's new firmware update brings new vibration, backlight and font settings

The original Pebble Watch, released in 2012, is widely considered to be the first real wearable for smartphones. Returning to its source of success, Pebble decided to launch a new wearable in the form of Pebble Time. Not to be complacent, Pebble has pushed out new firmware update for the Time that will bring some requested improvements that users have been clamoring for.

With the update, the Pebble Time will see improvements in the backlight, font and vibration settings. One of the initial issues cited in reviews of the Pebble Time was that the smartwatch's display was hard to read indoors. Pebble has corrected this issue, as now users can adjust the intensity and duration of the backlight. Pebble has also rectified another issue by allow users to adjust the vibration intensity on the watch. Lastly, the font size on the watch can be altered making reading the display much easier. Naturally, Pebble has also improved settings and also fixed some bugs. The full release notes for the update can be seen below.

Pebble Time Firmware 3.2 Release Notes

  • New Backlight settings: Adjust intensity and time-out duration.
  • New Font Size settings: Adjust the displayed font size in notifications, layouts, and other areas of the system.
  • New Vibration settings: Adjust the vibration strength for notifications, incoming calls, alerts, etc. Default vibration setting is less strong than the previous default.
  • Music (Android): Added support for most music players (e.g. Pandora, Spotify, Songza), improved display of track metadata, play/pause detection (app now displays separate pause and play icons to match current playback status).
  • Notifications: A collection of improvements and fixes to enhance the notifications experience, including a new Dismiss All action.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.
  • To update: Select Menu » Support » Update Your Pebble within the Pebble Time app for iOS or Android.

Pebble Time App for Android 3.2.0 Release Notes

  • NEW: Search bar to find saved apps and watchfaces in your My Pebble menu.
  • NEW: Notification preferences are now preserved after updating the Android app to a new version.
  • IMPROVED: Support for setting up long canned replies to notifications.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements to version 3.1.1.

Download 3.2.0 from the Google Play Store.

The Pebble Time is now available for $199 and was also available in a steel model that was available to Kickstarter backers for $249.

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