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| August 2, 2013
You've Got Mail: Pebble Smartwatch App Now Supports Incoming Email Notifications
Three weeks ago, the team behind the popular Pebble Smartwatch promised a major improvement for the device's official iOS companion app. "A major new feature on iOS will be available within 2-3 weeks," said Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky. "The feature has been lacking since launch: support for email notifications." And sure enough, that new feature has made its way to the Pebble Smartwatch app for iOS. Through its latest update, the Pebble Smartwatch app has gained support for incoming notifications for Gmail and generic email services. To set up email notifications, add any Gmail or IMAP email account right within the app. You can add multiple accounts and temporarily disable notification support for any of them. [caption id="attachment_447350" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Pebble Smartwatch[/caption] Note, though, that email notifications as they apply to Pebble Smartwatch are, technically, not push notifications. Rather, the app uses a fetch system whereby it checks for new emails every 15 minutes and sends any new email notifications to the device. The new version of the Pebble Smartwatch app is available now in the App Store for free. The app is optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 5.0 or later. The Pebble Smartwatch is noted for being a result of a successful Kickstarter campaign, which generated $10.2 million in funding during its run last year. Priced at $150, the device can be preordered from the Pebble website and purchased at Best Buy. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]