Monday, February 16, 2015
PlexFit for Pebble Has Been Released
Today is a really big day for us. After spending a lot of time studying the Pebble platform and the Google Fit API framework, we have managed to create our first smartwatch app and our first Android app that uses Google Fit API. It's probably also the first app on the market right now that offers Pebble integration into the Google Fit platform.
Today we have empowered all the Pebble users worldwide to have more control over their fitness data and where they should be stored. We believe your data should be stored in where it's as open as possible to many smartwatch platforms such as Android Wear and other wearable devices. Your data should not be stored in siloed and proprietary platforms that created by companies to tie you into their platform whether you like it or not. Today is the day you have freedom over your fitness data.
Why Pebble, you ask ? It's probably because it's best smartwatch on the market now, period. It has the best battery life that no other smartwatch can compare. It is also the most stylish and the best looking smartwatch right now on the market. It's not coincident that the Verge and many other news website keep recommending it even though there are a lot of alternatives out there right now and it's a pretty crowded market.
Keeping the Pebble's strengths in mind, we have coded the PlexFit app on Pebble to use as little battery and as little RAM as possible so that it does not degrade the excellent battery life of the Pebble to any noticeable extend. We are pleased to announce that we were able to use the PlexFit app on our Pebble for 6 consecutive days without any charging in between. Your mileage might vary but you should be able to get at least 5 days on your Pebble with PlexFit app continuously running. It's also worth noting that we studied all the latest design trends to make your PlexFit app for Pebble look as stylishly as possible and make you feel as comfortable as possible in any social situation.
For the PlexFit companion app on Android, we have also designed it to be as compliant as possible to the Google Material Design guidelines while being adventurous and try out all the latest design cues for the Google Android platform. The end result is a beautiful, clustered-free design that looks best in Android Lollipop but also looks great on KitKat and any earlier version of Android.
Finally, we just want every Pebble owner out there to finally enjoy a solid fitness tracking platform leaning on the strength of Google. No more crappy third party implementation, no more worrying about security issues with your fitness data, no more "siloing" of your health data. Today is the day you finally have total control over your health and fitness data in a central, easy-to-use platform that is Google Fit.
We hope you enjoy this app as much as we did spending the time to make it.
Without further adieu, download away ....
PlexFit Pebble App (now live)
PlexFit Android Companion App (now live)