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Some iPhone users can use their Pebble smartwatch to reply to text messages

By dkpope
Nov 24, 2015
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img src="http://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2015/11/2015-11-24-image-7.png" /></p> <p>A select group of Pebble smartwatch users can now reply to their <a href="http://blog.getpebble.com/2015/11/23/iosreply/">iPhone messages directly through their watch</a> with a voice or prewritten message. Just how select? The feature is a beta release for people who have a Pebble Time, a Time Steel or a Time Round model and are an AT&amp;T postpaid subscriber. If that&rsquo;s you, congratulations! If not, sometimes life just isn&#39;t fair.</p> <p>The new<a href="https://help.getpebble.com/customer/portal/articles/2166170-text-replies-on-ios?b_id=8308"> feature works for iMessages and SMS texts</a>, but no matter what kind of text you&#39;re replying to, the response will be sent and received as an SMS text. So if you&#39;re not on an unlimited text plan, keep that in mind. Also, in iMessage, you won&#39;t have a history of the reply sent through the Pebble device.</p> <p>Pebble announced the feature on their blog where they touted that they are the &ldquo;first non-Apple smartwatch to bring voice and text replies to our iPhone users.&rdquo; Well, at least some iPhone users for now. Pebble says that they will continue to work to bring the direct reply feature to more people &ndash; although there&rsquo;s no mention of non-iPhone users.</p><p><a rel='alternate' href='http://www.techspot.com/news/62911-iphone-users-can-use-their-pebble-smartwatch-reply.html' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href='http://www.techspot.com/news/62911-iphone-users-can-use-their-pebble-smartwatch-reply.html'>http://www.techspot.com/news/62911-iphone-users-can-use-their-pebble-smartwatch-reply.html</a></p>[/parsehtml]
     
  2. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,680   +346

    I suggested this as the next stage of text messaging evolution as a joke years ago, saying that people will soon use voice to text. Just call the person already!! You might actually have a nice social experience!
     

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