If you’ve pre-ordered a Pebble smartwatch, the first thing you’ll want to do when it arrives is connect it to your smartphone. After all, that’s the whole idea, right? Then you’ll be pleased to know that Pebble’s official apps for Android and iOS will be available before the device arrives on your doorstep.
Following its Kickstarter success, Pebble gave its first press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week to announce that its device had now entered mass production, and that it will begin shipping on January 23. Before your order gets to you, however, Pebble promises the accompanying smartphone app will be ready to download from the App Store and Google Play.
The smartphone app will allow you to control certain Pebble features, and add additional watch faces. It’ll also allow you to view your smartphone notifications — such as text message and incoming calls — on your Pebble.
It’s unclear exactly when the app will arrive, but with Pebble shipping starting next week, it shouldn’t be too long before it appears. RazorianFly suspects it may arrive on the same day, January 23, but this hasn’t been confirmed by Pebble. Even so, you can relax with the knowledge that the app will be here before your watch is.