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Pebble releases version 2.5 of its smartwatch software

News by Luke Jones on Friday September 19, 2014.

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Before all the tech giants embarked on the smartwatch wagon there was Pebble, the company that in some ways started a trend. The Pebble smartwatches may not be as high tech as the examples that followed from more established mobile players, but they are still functional pieces of kit. Pebble has now rolled out some new firmware for its wearable devices, bringing even more features to the party.

Version 2.5 of Pebble's software brings with it the ability to use Emoji, while the long awaited compass application has also arrived, although you will have to go through the Pebble appstore for that. This update is also a very iOS specific patch, giving those who have recently upgraded to iOS 8 (a lot we imagine) a bunch of new features.

It is now possible to dismiss notifications, with a one click on the x erasing one and a long hold erasing all. The company also said that the app will stay on for longer in the background on iOS, although Pebble is still urging people to make sure "Smartwatch Proximity." Is enabled.

Version 2.5 of the software also improves the Bluetooth connection between smartphone and Pebble device, while numerous bugs have also been squashed. The update is available now for the Pebble and Pebble Steel smartwatches.

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