Pebble users may now rejoice. reqallable has finally made its way to the Pebble Smartwatch. This is a great notification app from reQall, an award-winning developer.
With reqallable, users will be able to manage their notifications, reply to messages and give priority to certain apps. The app prides in allowing users to still keep in touch with everything that’s important without having a smartphone close to them 24/7. Best of all, the app is free to download for Android users.
Here’s what Eric Migicovsky, company CEO, has to say about the app:
“reqallable expands the utility of Pebble by optimizing your email, text message and notifications experience. It’s hard to imagine a more transformative interface for a smartwatch than a technology that contextually understands who is important to you, when to buzz you, what to present you at a glance, and permits responses and actions directly from the watch.”
As of now, the app is available for Pebble, Sony Smartwatch and all Android phones. There will soon be a release for the Samsung Gear, too.
Wallaby has devised a helpful app for the Pebble. It’s the first Pebble smartwatch app to provide financial advice. Earlier, the company also released Pay with Wallaby for Google Glass.
If you’d like to check your credit card balance anywhere you go, then you can always consult Wallaby on your smartwatch. The app’s main objective is to help users save money and to gain from doing so. Here’s a better explanation from its CEO, Matthew Goldman:
“The average Wallaby user saves more than $200 per year just by using the right card at the right time. When you’re standing in line you have just a few moments to decide what card to use. With our app for Pebble’s leading smartwatch, you can see the right card on your wrist, without having to get out any reminders or other devices.”
Interested? Download the app at https://www.walla.by/pebble.
There are some good watch apps in Google Play if you know what you’re looking for. If you’re having a difficult time finding one, here’s one suggestion: Glance. It’s a great choice, especially if you want to enhance your overall experience with your Pebble.
Here are some of the things that you’ll be able to do with the help of Glance:
- Allows the sending of pre-configured SMS messages
- Tasker integration
- Calendar entries
- Unread SMS, Gmail, Missed Calls
- Reading of recent SMS
- Simple Stocks
Also, if you feel the need to add a personal touch to your watch face, then Glance can make this possible. There are a number of styles to choose from. If you’re serious about it, you can buy the premium version to be able to access an advanced editor.
This is a highly recommended app. It’s too bad it’s only available for Android. It’s free to download, too. Give it a try now.
If you’re a BlackBerry user who owns a Pebble, there’s a good chance that you only have Talk2Watch as one of your main apps. Since the devs have given coders the opportunity to get creative and to release their own apps, a few notable ones have surfaced. One perfect example is Smart Watch Companion. Bonus: It’s native to BlackBerry 10!
If you are looking for ways to enhance your Pebble to BlackBerry experience, then this is something that you should get. Of course, you’ll need Talk2Watch so you’d receive notifications.
Accessing the many features of your BlackBerry and smartwatch will be a breeze the moment you have Smart Watch companion. Friendly reminder that your device should have OS 10.2.1. Also, you’ll have to shell out $2.99 in order to get it in BlackBerry World.
Let’s be honest. When you first get a smartwatch, you sometimes get overly excited with downloading apps. However, it’s important to note that the Pebble can’t hold so many at once. There’s a limit of 8 apps and/or watch faces, so you’ll have to be picky about what you’ll be installing.
If you find yourself in a dilemma because of overloading your smartwatch, then the best solution is to unload some of the apps. How can this be done, you ask? Here are the steps:
- Open the Pebble app.
- Look through your app list and pick out the app that you’ll be unloading.
- Give the app icon a tap and choose unload.
All unloaded apps go to the locker. This way, you can easily add it to your Pebble when you feel like using it again. Learning to unload apps from your smartwatch is an important yet simple process.
If you’re looking for a good camera app for your Pebble Smartwatch, then Camera KK is a good start. It’s built for Android devices. Aside from allowing users to take photos through their smartwatch, it also acts as a viewfinder. This is quite convenient because without it, you’ll be forced to take a photo without getting a preview.
There are numerous notable features as well. Here is the official list:
- 3 modes: camera, video recorder & panorama
- Silent mode (no shutter sound, might not work on some devices)
- Live FX photos: 12 effects (only on full version)
- Pebble smartwatch support (with live preview)
- Pinch to zoom
- Configurable volume keys
- Wide screen pictures
- Picture quality setting (low/medium/high/ultra)
- Configurable storage source (Internal/SD card)
- Countdown Timer
- Burst mode
- Full brightness option
- Video/Audio quality configurable
Since the Pebble appstore has been around for a while now, it’s only right that we start reviewing the apps that are available. Although there aren’t many, there are still some notable ones like the eBay app.
Everyone’s quite familiar with this well-known buying and selling service. If you’re a buyer or merchant of this site, then wouldn’t it be convenient to go about your eBay duties through your watch? That’s pretty convenient, especially when you’re always on the go.
The app allows users to browse through the online marketplace. Items can be saved if you’re planning to purchase them later. You can even make transactions through your Pebble.
If you are planning to download this app, make sure you have enough room. In case you didn’t know, the Pebble Smartwatch can only accommodate 8 apps at a time.
The Pebble appstore brings one inconvenience to users and that’s being unable to download apps through a web browser. Because of this, it’s quite difficult to navigate through the appstore especially when you are in search of something specific. However, this might change with the innovation of a certain developer who’s behind PblWeb.
Basically, the site provides developers with an avenue to upload their apps. In turn, a weblink that leads to the appstore will be given. Installation can be made through this method.
Of course, there is a bit of a downside to it. The site isn’t run by Pebble, so it isn’t completely integrated with the appstore. It’s still a good start, of course.
If you’ve always wondered how Pebble has been doing in the smartwatch market, then you might be interested to know that over 400,000 units were sold since January 2013. This information was disclosed by Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky to Fortune. All in all, the company would have made at least $60 million in revenue.
Though upcoming devices like the Moto 360 and LG G Watch have been the talk of the online community lately, Mr. Migicovsky feels that there is no need to feel threatened. An analyst claimed that it’s quite possible that Pebble sales will double this year.
“When we started working on wearables six years ago, there were few players in the space and a lot of skeptics. It’s exciting to see this market grow so quickly — enabling more interesting use cases and keeping all of us laser-focused on creating the very best user experiences we can.”
Of course, Pebble will have to step up the game since a wave of Android Wear devices are coming our way this year.
Talk2Watch Pro for the Pebble Smartwatch only came out recently in BlackBerry World. As previously mentioned, the highlight of this app is that it allows BBM alerts. Although it is lacking in a couple of aspects, it’s clear that the devs are taking this app seriously. An update which includes the BBM Contact Manager was just released. Now, BBM Group messages can be read and BBM messages can be tagged with names.
Every time you receive a BBM alert notification on your smartwatch, you will be able to see the name you’ve assigned to the contact. However, you’ll have to manually provide this information for each contact. Afterwards, you’re all set. Also, you may play around with the notification settings depending on your preference.
It may take a while to set this up, but at least there was an improvement. Hopefully, the devs will also work on making this app headless, too.