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Pebble Time firmware update brings gentler haptic notification

Pebble Time firmware update brings gentler haptic notification

Pebble is still working on getting its latest OS to run on older watches like the original Pebble

Trio of Pebble Steel smartwatches

Trio of Pebble Steel smartwatches

Pebble is adding features to its Time smartwatch via an OS firmware upgrade that will give people more control over the device.

For example, users will be able to change the intensity of the vibration created by the watch's haptic feedback motor. The motor vibrates when the watch receives a text message, phone call and other notifications. The intensity of the default vibration is being decreased as well.

People can also make the backlight shine brighter and stay on for longer. Finally, the font size settings are now adjustable in notifications and layout, among other areas of the watch. According to Pebble, users have posted social media messages requesting these changes.

The Time's Android app is also getting updated. More support is being added for Spotify, Pandora and other music services. The Time will better handle how it displays track metadata, meaning the watch will more reliably show the name of a song that's playing on a paired smartphone.

Pebble said it's working on getting the latest OS to work on the original Pebble and Pebble Steel, calling the task "a leading priority." The update should happen later this year, Pebble said in a blog post, but cautioned that it can't offer a date for when the software will be ready.

Fred O'Connor writes about IT careers and health IT for The IDG News Service. Follow Fred on Twitter at @fredjoconnor. Fred's e-mail address is fred_o'connor@idg.com


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