Hands on with Pebble’s appstore: Bite-sized apps on your wrist


It’s a double news day for Pebble, the smartwatch darling that now boasts a presence on more than 300,000 wrists. The new Pebble Steel model, launched earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show, is now shipping to customers. And the Pebble appstore is nearly ready. In fact, I got an early glimpse of the store and had a chance to install some of the new partner apps announced at CES.

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To use the appstore, my Pebble first needed an update to the Pebble 2.0 software. The process worked flawlessly with my iPhone(s aapl) pushing the firmware to my Pebble review unit over Bluetooth.

On the iPhone, the Pebble app is expanded to show off software in the appstore and is also the mechanism to get apps on the smartwatch. Likely because of memory limitations, you can only push eight apps to the Pebble. But there’s an…

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