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This article was published on February 3, 2014

Pebble launches its smartwatch appstore for iOS, says it’ll be available on Android ‘very soon’

Pebble launches its smartwatch appstore for iOS, says it’ll be available on Android ‘very soon’
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Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and video games in particular. You can reach him on Twitter, circle him on Google+ and connect with him on LinkedIn.

Pebble updated its iOS app today to introduce the highly anticipated appstore which it formally announced at CES last month. It’s shipping with 1,000 apps and watchfaces, which should be plenty for new and long-time smartwatch owners alike, for you to find and download using an iPhone.

The Android version isn’t ready just yet, unfortunately. Pebble says it’s “still fine tuning” the app for Google’s mobile operating system, but says it should be available in the near future.

The appstore has been designed to give users a friendlier and more intuitive software experience, just like the App Store and Google Play. After it revamped the Pebble with a new Steel model – offering functionality and style in equal measure – owners have been waiting for the software experience on a paired smartphone to match. Now, it’s finally here.

Rivals to the Pebble, such as the Samsung Galaxy Gear (our review) and Sony Smartwatch 2 have failed to make much on an impact, but with new wearables rumored for Apple, Google and Microsoft, it’s wise for Pebble to make these changes quickly and take advantage of its crucial head-start.

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