Pebble Gets Even Smarter, Rolls Out Interactive Notifications for Android Users, new tech gadgets

The designer elves at Stone have been really busy. Busy that they’ve simply rolled out a sophisticated new function for their Android-loving Pebblers– the awesome power to reply to as well as act on mobile alerts right from their Stone smartwatches. Oh, the nerdgasmic delight of it all.

The cool, brand-new interactive abilities come newly covered in Variation 2.3 of Stone’s Android app. The Palo Alto, Calif. startup business exposed the geeky-good information today in a fun, joyful means on its main blog.

‘It’s Android Use alert compatibility on Pebble, and also it’s awesome,’ the statement heralds. Basically, the upgrade, enabled by Google’s open source strategy, makes Pebble much more Android Wear-like.

Bonus: The upgrade additionally loads ‘activities that even Android Wear gadgets themselves do not execute,’ like responding to Hangouts messages with emoji and also ‘sending moolah to good friends who pass a Square Cash demand your method.’

The brand-new features are in still in beta in the meantime. If you’re irritating to try them, why not sign up to be part of Pebble’s Android beta screening team? No invite required.

Pebble Initially launched in 2012 using a record-smashing $10.3 million Kickstarter campaign. Its crowdfunding-fueled success basically began the smartwatch trend, in addition to, naturally, a variety of competitors.

The business has because expanded into the retail market, with accessibility in some 10,000 establishments globally. Work September, Pebble dropped its price for a conventional smartwatch from $150 to $99, as well as its costs Steel variation from $240 to $199.