The Pebble team has today announced that new localization support, silently included in the recent firmware version 2.8 for the company's range of smartwatches, has been enabled. This functionality introduces localization support for French, German and Spanish on Pebble smartwatches. Should you reside in one of the affected regions, it's now possible to have content displayed in one of three new supported languages, not limited to just notifications.
As well as the Pebble itself, the official app for iOS has also received similar treatment in an update released today. Previously English-only, those using the recently updated iOS app will see the language settings for the app reflect the OS configuration, while Android fans will have to wait for an upcoming update on their platform before the option is available.
There's nothing to change within the apps themselves. If you're phone is set to German, the Pebble app will display content in your native language. Just like the Pebble, this is currently limited to English, French, German and Spanish.
When the Pebble app detects a watch with supported firmware that has not yet been offered the option to select a language setting, a pop-up alert will display. Future changes to the watch language can be found in the Pebble app menu Settings » Language Settings.
The Pebble team also called on developers to begin translating apps. Here are some other improvements included in the iOS Pebble app 2.6 release:
Ready to update? Check out the Pebble app for iOS on the Apple App Store for more details. We'll update you all once the Pebble Android app has been updated.