A Smarter Smartwatch: Pebble Gets iOS Notifications, Announces Foursquare and Yelp Apps


With its monochrome display and lack of fancy accoutrements such as a camera, speaker or touchscreen, the Pebble is one smartwatch which doesn’t try to be all things to all people. But it’s about to become more things to more people, courtesy of a bunch of new features which its maker is announcing.

As always, this $150 watch isn’t really a standalone computing device. It uses Bluetooth to communicate with your iPhone or Android phone, and focuses on providing you with quick hits of information so that you don’t need to pull out your handset. Today’s big news affects users who pair their Pebble with an iPhone rather than an Android phone, and it’s really big: With a new version of the iOS app, currently under review by Apple for the App Store, the watch is able to display notifications from any iOS app, not just the far more limited selection…

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