You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Pebble brings text replies to iOS users on Verizon

Engadget Engadget 4/04/2016 Nicole Lee
© Provided by Engadget

Back in November, Pebble unveiled a Text Reply feature for iOS, finally letting iPhone users respond to incoming text messages on their Pebble smartwatch with a voice note or a canned text response (Custom messages were enabled in February). Unfortunately, the feature was only available for those on AT&T. Now, however, iPhone users on Verizon can enjoy the same benefit as well, thanks to a new Version 3.11 update. As with the Text Reply feature on AT&T though, the feature is only available on the Timeseries of smartwatches.

The update brings a number of other improvements as well. Sleep-tracking now promises to be more accurate, with added support for daytime naps that are longer than an hour. There's also a new snooze feature that'll bring up timeline alerts a little closer to the start time of an event. Those aforementioned Time-series smartwatches will also get more vibration patterns to choose from.

Last but not least, the Pebble app itself is getting a name change. The "Pebble Time" app is now "Pebble" while the old Pebble app will now be "Pebble OLD VERSION." According to the company, this is to indicate that all Pebble smartwatches will be able to run firmware 3.0 and up, not just the latest Time models. To get the latest update, head on over to the Google Play or the Apple App Store; it should be there starting today.

More from Engadget

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon