Even after the launch of Android Wear, back at Google I/O 2014, Pebble users weren’t affected, because of the amazing week long battery life offered by the Pebble SmartWatches. Despite of the great app support, users preferred the Android Wear devices, because of the actionable notifications. Pebble users on Android are in for quite the treat today, as the Pebble app has been updated to version 2.3 with support for interacting with Android Wear notifications, the ability to reply from your Pebble through Android SMS apps and setting defined replies. In addition to the updated Android app, Pebble users should also have a firmware update waiting for them.
The new firmware, which comes in at version 2.9, brings the changes necessary to interact with Android Wear notifications, along with a number of bug fixes. The new and improved in version 2.3 of the Pebble Android app includes the Android Wear Notifications- Reply and act on Android Wear notifications, Pebbler-defined replies-Set your own replies to notifications (upto 5), Automatic app and watchface updates when Pebble is idle, Reply from Pebble using most Android-compatible SMS messaging apps, Support for Android 4.0+ devices, Fixed Issues with Whatsapp notifications, UTF-8 support in PebbleKit JS, Bug fixes and stability improvements.
No doubt that the Android Wear Notification is the biggest improvement with Pebble 2.3; but to use it, one needs to update the Pebble firmware to 2.9, which is still in works and has no detail about its release. With Android Wear Notifications in Pebble 2.3, any app with Android Wear enabled notification will automatically become compatible with Pebble SmartWatches.