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Pebble updates smartwatch firmware to version 1.9, improved interface and Snake game in tow

Zach Honig
03.20.13
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Sony's not the only manufacturer updating its smartwatch firmware this week. Pebble's pushing an update, too, with a few changes on the way. Version 1.9, which has already begun rolling out to users, delivers a much cleaner UI. To update, head to the Pebble smartphone app and tap "check for FW update." Once installed, you'll find a cleaner menu structure, which groups all watchfaces together and moves primary navigation controls to the buttons on the right side of the device. You can also cycle through faces by simply tapping the up and down buttons -- there's no need to hop into the main menu for those adjustments. There are also some new faces available for download, along with a Snake game, which is admittedly a bit awkward to play on a wristwatch, but it's a welcome addition nonetheless. We imagine the update was released in order to prep users for an onslaught of watchfaces -- a Pebble SDK is due to be released next month.

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