Timeline Comes to Older Pebble Smartwatches Today!
It’s a great day for fans of the original Pebble and Pebble Steel. Your patience has paid off. Today, you get Timeline! When the first Pebble Time was in development, a new system was announced which put past, present and future events into an intuitive, scrollable timeline. Simply scroll forward for future events, and backwards for past events. Additionally, you can allow selected applications to "pin" things into your timeline.
At the time, Pebble announced that timeline would (eventually) make its way to users of the original Pebble and Pebble Steel. Today, after an extremely short beta test period of one week, your patience has paid off.
Perhaps even more exciting than the timeline, the new release frees classic pebble users from the eight app/watchface limit that they have always had. Now, the number of apps is only limited by your watch's memory, which should allow dozens of apps to be loaded at a time.
To get timeline onto your Pebble, simply download the Pebble Time app (not the original Pebble app*) for IOS (version 3.5), or Android (version 3.8.0), and follow the migration steps provided. In case you need them, comprehensive upgrade instructions can be found here.
This really is a red letter day for Pebble users, and it is a rare event for technology companies to give some love to previously-released hardware when busy concentrating on the new. Pebble: I'm sure your users are extremely grateful.
We’d love to hear your thoughts about the timeline with your classic Pebbles. Please let us know in the comments below!
*Pebble recommends that you leave the old Pebble app on your phone for now, but disconnect the watch. We have conducted a brief survey among users of classic Pebbles, and nobody has reported any issues after removing the original app.