Smart watches may very well be the next big thing. Over the last year, we’ve seen the introduction of the Kickstarter project Pebble watch, as well has numerous (probably hundreds) of rumors about an Apple iWatch. While we may watch the battle between different types of wearable technology, such as smart watches and smart glasses (such as Google Glass) over the next year or more, right now more companies are placing their bets on the watch. The most well-known watch currently on the market is the Pebble watch, but one of the downfalls for iOS users recently has been the lack of Gmail notification support. However, today the company issued an update that brings the new functionality to the watch.
The Pebble app version 1.2 adds the functionality to choose a Gmail client for notifications. Previously, users were forced to use the stock Apple Mail app, but Android users had more flexibility when it came to email notifications. iOS users finally have caught up to their green robot counterparts, and the addition of Gmail notifications is big for many users as Gmail is one of the largest email clients available.
Although I don’t have a Pebble watch, the lack of Gmail notifications for iOS users (until now) was a dealbreaker for me. I use Gmail for both my personal and school email, and I depend on notifications to check email. Does this make Pebble more appealing to you? Drop a comment below and let us know, and if you’re already a Pebble user, head on over to the App Store to update your app!