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Pebble adds Gmail and email notifications for iOS


News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday August 01, 2013.

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One of the things that bothered me most about the Pebble smart watch was its initial inability to show email notifications for the Gmail. Pebble for iOS v. 1.2 is now available with the ability to support Gmail notifications and generic IMAP email as well.

Previous versions of the Pebble iPhone app required that watch wearers use the default iOS Mail application to see notifications. The latest edition is compatible with Gmail or setting up another IMAP account. Linking an account is very simple, and notifications tend to appear instantly. Text from some email providers may create odd formatting boxes, though the gist of the message is clear. It's not perfect, but it's better than nothing.

I've been using jailbreak tweaks to enable Gmail notifications for Pebble on iOS, but it's good to know that the standard version of Pebble for iOS has addressed this issue. The Pebble app must be running in the background in order to receive notifications, so users should avoid disabling it if they wish to continue having email alerts routed to their watch. A guide for setting up email accounts is available at the source link below.

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