When Pebble unveiled the Pebble Time back in February, it announced plans to bring its new Pebble Timeline UI to the older Pebble and Pebble Steel smartwatches. Details as to when this would happen have been slim since then, leaving many wondering if Pebble was still planning to do this. Speaking to Wareable, Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky has confirmed that the update will begin rolling out next month.
Migicovsky explained that the Pebble Timeline UI update will be offered as an opt-in beta. “I’ve been using it. It’s actually pretty cool,” he added. “I’ve always been on the latest Pebble obviously. But it’s a hell of a lot of fun to put on my Kickstarter watch and try it out and use it when I’m going cycling or running.”
As the name implies, the Pebble Timeline UI uses a chronological approach to organize everything from alerts, news and notifications to apps. The basic concept is that items most recent or closest in the future are the easiest to get to quickly. For example, one button press “back in time” would bring up the most recent event, whether it be a notification or something else. It also make information more readily available thanks to new app faces offering glanceable content.
Pebble has sold “a ton more” original Pebble and Pebble Steel smartwatches even after the launch of the new Time models. “At the end of the day these are basically people who bet on Pebble,” said Migicovsky. “They put their money on Pebble and we want to make sure we can do right by them.”
Source : Wareable