Watch2Watch for BlackBerry 10 lets you send messages directly to a Pebble watch

By DJ Reyes on 8 Feb 2014 01:18 pm
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As you know, BlackBerry 10 Pebble owners only really have Talk2Watch as their best option right now. That's not a bad thing as the app itself is pretty feature rich and has lots of goodies to come. On top of that the developer is slowly making APIs available for developers to make 'companion' apps to Talk2Watch. One app is being developed already and is currently available in beta in the Smartwatch Fans forums.

The app is called Watch2Watch and it allows you to send a message directly to a Pebble watch, provided you know the PIN ID which is the last four characters of the Bluetooth/serial number. You have to reply via the app but you can set canned messages to auto-reply from the Pebble watch.

I've been trying it out and I'm enjoying it so far. If you want to take part in the beta, head on over to the Smartwatch Fans forums and let the developer know. You can out the video above to see it in action.

Learn more / Sign up for Watch2Watch beta testing
Check out the Talk2Watch API

72 comments

jojo beaconsfield

Maybe ,one day ,I'll get one!!!

Observation Junkie

Maybe

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Observation Junkie

Half maybe for me

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jojo beaconsfield

Foxconn cloud whip up a BB watch in 2 seconds,that would be nice .Inexpensive ,could gain market share as they don't have one.Make for a good feel headline,haha

axllebeer

That's probably the only thing that would keep me from buying a Pebble. Which I've been thinking about for quite some time now.

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Dominick079

Never for me. I don't see a point to a smart watch when I always have my smart phone near by. But that's just me

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Observation Junkie

Answer this question, why do they call it "smart "? What happens if a dumass owns one of these devices?

Just asking

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Schmurf

In my opinion, it depends on how you use your mobile device and how you want to extend its functionality. I would simply want to have my notifications alert me by having a smartwatch vibrating discreetly on my wrist. I don't think I would bother with composing anything on a smartwatch. For that I would whip out my mobile device. Some people can see themselves playing games, making calls directly, and watching TV on them. But not me.

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jojo beaconsfield

Can't see them catching on with older people,too small.

Observation Junkie

Those old people are almost totally blind. Maybe it should come with a free smart magnifying glass?

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jojo beaconsfield

There you go ,what about Google Glasses?Could give those Dumb Wacthes a run for their money.

Observation Junkie

Yeah, that's why smartphones will be short lived.
Eventually the glass will also replace phones, all you need on the glass is a pull down mic for talking.

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zten

Most useless piece of technology so far, it's redundantly doing the same task as something else.

Dumb watch.

If you own this you fail.

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rjerrell87

I work in a bar and can't pull my phone out. The watch is amazing and let's me know every time my phone goes off and what it says. Plus with the e ink display it lasts over a week on one charge. Useless isn't what I would use to describe the highest grossing kickstarter of all time.

My Q10 is sexier than your Q10.

Observation Junkie

I guess it must be all those drinks orders you want to check out on your phone?

I guess that's the reason why I wait sooooooo long for a drink at the bar

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rjerrell87

If you could read. Which you can't. I said I don't use my phone that's why the pebble is nice. Bartender probably choses not to make your drink after talking to you.

My Q10 is sexier than your Q10.

Observation Junkie

I bet you're popular at parties

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Observation Junkie

Anyway RJ, chill. I was joking. Maybe with an attitude like yours, I wouldn't be asking you for my list of drinks.

:)

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Anansiil

Interesting, I've worked in labs and you do NOT want those chemicals and organisms on your phone...dirty gloves and phones... *shudder* lol. We even had work related messages in lab...

I might just look into that.
(btw Borderlands 2

rjerrell87

I've tried a million ways and I can't find the app Talk2watch anywhere in the BlackBerry world. I miss my pebble.

My Q10 is sexier than your Q10.

rjerrell87

It says request not found. What did you search to find it. I've tried every combination of words I could think of

My Q10 is sexier than your Q10.

Observation Junkie

DO Reyes at the rescue........

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Mo Cat

A Pebble is not for me, I don't see the use of a watch anymore since I use (smart)phones and now I'm used of having nothing on my wrists. The only advantage of the Pebble watch I personally can think of is that surrounding people won't drool over my Q10 anymore.

rjerrell87

Lol that would be a benefit but now they say "oh is that a pebble can I see it!?" lol.

My Q10 is sexier than your Q10.

Mo Cat

More drool over my wrists, no thx. ;-)

Observation Junkie

Wow, that's a lot of drool on your wrist

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mandony

This is an interesting thread.

There is an overwhelming lack of interest in the (this) 'smart watch'.
If the trend is parallel to the general public, the watch will be an icon of the past soon enough.

jojo beaconsfield

Unless BB comes out with a Super Watch,wishful thinking,they could team up with Rolex and that would be Super.haha lol

Prem WatsApp

There you said it. Porsche design smartwatch. Anyone in?

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jojo beaconsfield

Only after I buy my next Porsche,sold my last one,years ago.

lotuslanderz

An "overwhelming lack of interest" by a handful of bored CB'ers ;-)
Most people with Pebbles are out and about doing stuff instead of reading CB :p. They don't need to pull their phones out to simply check a text message or email or change the volume of their music or pause/next tune etc.
I was a skeptic til I tried the Pebble and the awesome Talk2Watch app. Now I use it regularly, especially when I have a day full of meetings and don't want to keep pulling my phone out just to see why my phone is buzzing. I like the simplicity. I don't need to do everything on my watch! That's what my BB10 smartphone is for :-D

jezvanjet

my cookoo was disappointed... :l been waiting ever since.. :(

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Observation Junkie

Guess your cokoo gonna be waiting a loooooong time.
;)

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.giggz.

Looks to confusing, cramped and limited in use case jus sayin

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jojo beaconsfield

@jezvanjet....What's a cookoo?

Observation Junkie

It's a Swiss wall clock

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Observation Junkie

Like the ones in the black & white movies.
They're a little too big to strap to the wrist and they're no way smart.

:)

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Schmurf

A CooKoo is a brand of smartwatch. There are a number of them out there right now. The problem for us BlackBerry fans is that none work natively with BB10. Although Talk2Watch is a third party app that gives most functionality with a BB10 device. Check out SmartWatchFans.com for more reading on this.

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jojo beaconsfield

Oh a CooKoo clock,I was trying to figure that out ,I thought his girlfriend left him and was happy with her new boyfriend.hahahaha

Observation Junkie

Lol

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jojo beaconsfield

Looks like I need it,more than a smart watch, anyway.

Observation Junkie

What, a Cookoo clock or boy/girlfriend?

I'm getting confused, maybe I need a "smart " watch to help me out.

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Cordanim

I just want my Pebble Steel to ship! :-)

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Observation Junkie

Keep us posted once you get it.
Maybe we should have a blog specifically for user feedback?

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jojo beaconsfield

Now you're going to get Adam pissed off for not mentioning his new digs.What's it called?

Observation Junkie

Smartwatch.com?
Swisswatch.com?
ThroughtheZeisslense.com?

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Cafeina

Me too! I got the matte black. I can't wait :D

jojo beaconsfield

smartwatchfans...on the toolbar at the top of the page

Observation Junkie

Ooooooh!!

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bowless1

Until ATT in the USA rolls out 10.2 to BlackBerry owners we don't get nothing, zilch.....zippo. Nada. We don't get no respect.

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Observation Junkie

I respect you ;)
Crackberry nation respects you, for being part of its nation.

We are a country of our own here.

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joserMireles

Ok so what does this do again? Why would I send a message to my smartwatch?

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Observation Junkie

So you can send a message back to your phone

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Schmurf

Think of it as an accessory to your mobile device... an extension of it.

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jojo beaconsfield

I'm already talking to myself ,I got enough problems HAHAHA

huungryshark

Not one smartwatch I saw looking looking good, think i'm keeping my Tag Heuer and Smartphone.

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TrueKulcha

Not for me

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christoph77

Cool innovation!

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Paul Callahan

Yeah the smartwatch was short lived.. it worked well for a little time.. I mean look at David Hasslehoff and Kitt, the Knight Rider.. after that show ended so did the watch.. I wish they had a smartwatch for me when I'm on the couch at night, I could 'Honey, I need you!' ;-)

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Prem WatsApp

BlackBerry smartwatch, Porsche Design. Would def sell to hundreds of celebs. And bring out a peasant's version too.

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Observation Junkie

This peasant would keep walking ;)

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huungryshark

I want Contact Lens running BB10 and navigation with my eye and pupils . Double click two times close my eyes etc.

That would be a real innovation, come on blackberry get it done wearing glasses and smartwatches I not want and looks bad.

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Qurve

To replace my German engineered Sinn 856s or my Bauhaus icon Chronoscope Max Bill with something so ugly like this?....and yet another battery to watch, and bluetooth range to keep an eye on and...you must be kidding me.

Ok, these watches will sell, there're passengers for every train, but I at this point of time and in that form, totally useless for my. Personal opinion.

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07thking

Nice!

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vinteenovedejulho

I love watches......have a collection of 23 so far but this is probably the most useless redundant useless thing ever.
But it will sell because the morons will believe they need it because is new or they are told they need it.......forget that!
Don't really understand how morons think because if I did then I would be a moron but I am not because I will never be caught dead with this useless redundant useless sales gimmick.

I wish I did think of it though......would love to invent some thing completely nonsensical & watch all these wanna be tech savvy fools line up at midnight to be the first to have one

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leojzueg

The pebble steel looks sharp

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laserx

I would not have any use for this, I no longer ware a watch as I always have my phone with me. This "watch" is not good for much but reading messages and notifications. You still need to use the app on your phone to send a message or respond, which means you're still pulling out your phone, so why do I need or want this watch?

ApersonAThotmail

I've been put off of the pebble lately after finding out it isn't touch screen

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