The Pebble was one of the first major smartwatches to hit the market, long before the Apple Watch and Android Wear secured a spot on our wrists. The Pebble Time launched a new look, with the same great battery life, a color display, and rounded bezels. Several new models have followed since then, along with a slew of apps spanning several distinct categories. Here, we’ve picked the ones that we think showcase the versatility and potential of the Pebble series.
To find any of the many watch faces listed below, simply open your Pebble app for Android or iOS, and search for the app’s name. The watch faces can be found in the “watch faces” section, while everything else is in the “app” category. While the watch faces are compatible with all operating systems, keep in mind that some Pebble Time apps require additional third-party OS apps, and may only work on Android or iOS.
These watch faces all offer great style. Pick the ones you think will best complement your Pebble Time’s look and feel.
Straight is just as the name sounds: This smartwatch face cuts to the chase with a clear, simple, easy way to tell the time, date, and weather.
Simply reading an analog or digital output of time is too easy for some. Luckily, there’s a binary watch face option out there for individuals who are so inclined.
Tick Tock Weather is perhaps the most immersive watch face for the Pebble Time. It doesn’t just tell you the time and weather, it shows you, with cartoonish animations that blend beautifully with the Pebble Time’s design.
Forecast Weather is another weather-based watch face that channels your inner meteorologist. It shows weather, time, and date at-a-glance; but it can also reveal in-depth historical data, forecasts, barometric pressure, and other info from your local weather station.
The Daily Steps watch face makes keeping up with your fitness activity as simple as checking the time. Rather than having to load an app every time you want to view your daily metrics, this watch face illustrates your activity alongside a 24-hour clock. The watch face even makes it possible to compare today’s activity with that of the previous day.
Timely shows all your important information at a glance. It showcases the time and date, as well as your watch’s battery status, connection, and charging indicator. The watch face’s best feature, however, is its monthly calendar. All the display items, date format, and style are configurable via the settings menu, rendering Timely one of most versatile watch faces available.
This Mario watch face is as fun as it is functional. Mario jumps every minute, hitting the boxes and changing the time, and the background changes from black to blue to reflect the time of day. The watch face can also show the weather and battery level, as well as as the battery level of your smartphone via a companion app for iOS and Android.
What do you turn to on a daily basis? These apps for the Pebble are the “super useful” ones that help make your day-to-day life that little bit easier.
If you own a Pebble and an Android device, you have to use Glance — enough said. This app offers dozens of features from weather to custom watch faces and more. It’s now updated for the Pebble Time’s color interface.
With the Pandora app, all of your favorite artists are just a touch away. It allows you to easily search by genre, artist, or song, so you can find a tune for virtually any occasion.
Wikipedia boasts a wealth of information, and this app brings a location-based Wikipedia to your wrist. Learn about interesting nearby landmarks while waiting for the bus, or discover something you never knew before.
Tools and Utilities
It may not look like a Swiss Army Knife, but these tools and utilities for your Pebble Time can add a ton of functionality for the smartwatch.
One great way to add a level of security to your accounts is to get two-factor security, requiring a secondary code when you log in. This Pebble Time app supports Google, among other two-factor solutions, and is a must have for convenience and added account security.
Radar is a fun, but somewhat versatile app that lets you see where in the world other Pebble owners are at that moment, perhaps for an impromptu dance party (or probably just bragging rights about being a fellow Pebbler.)
Timer is actually the most “liked” Pebble utility. Yes, it’s just a timer; however, with wearables, there are plenty of situations in which a timer is exactly what you need. From gauging per minute miles to timing breaks between sets, sometimes you don’t need to reinvent the wheel to make a widely useful tool.
Some drivers drift over the speed limit without noticing it — at least until the police pull their cars over. PebbSpeed is a friendly reminder while driving that you’re reaching or exceeding the speed limit for the road you’re on. It uses your smartphone’s GPS to calculate the speed.
Watchnote remains one of the most popular note-taking apps out there for tablets, PCs, and now, even your Pebble Time. This version of the app can track reminders, read notes, go over grocery lists, and carry out a host of other actions.
Need your Pebble to wake you up? Alarms++ enables you to set up to 32 different alarms. You can specify the days of the week with descriptions for the alarms, set one-time alarms, and even set alarm descriptions using your voice. You can even set it so that it requires a specific key sequence to dismiss your alarm, if you find it hard to wake up in the morning.
Keeping up with important information is easy thanks to the Pebble. While the app already forwards email and text messages, some apps help take things a step further.
Wondering where your packages are? Deliveries supports package tracking numbers from all the major parcel companies and will tell you where your package’s location, when it will arrive, and any other important information — all without digging up the tracking ID from a website.
Everyone needs to get their Twitter fix, and for some, this is even possible from your wrist now. Pebbler will let Pebble Time owners get their latest notifications on Twitter from people they follow, or even from special customized lists of keywords or user accounts.
If you want an instant communication app, then Awear is for you. Awear requires you to install a companion app on your Android phone, but doing so allows for instant two-way communication. Not only does it allow you to respond to messages, but you can also mark your SMS, emails, and Hangout messages as read. There are calendar notifications and daily weather forecasts, too.