How to Sync Your Pebble Watch With Windows Phones

Who says you need the official Pebble app to use the wrist-worn gadget with your mobile device?  The $150 smartwatch only currently supports iOS and Android officially, but Windows Phone owners can use the watch with their handset today with a third-party app. The $1.99 Pebble Watch Pro app delivers texts, Twitter alerts,  Facebook notifications, emails, phone calls and more from your Windows Phone  to your wrist. Here’s a quick guide on how to get started. 

1. Tap the Windows Store Live Tile on your Windows Phone's home screen and search for Pebble Watch Pro in the app store.

2. Tap the Buy button to purchase the app for $1.99.

3. Open the app once it’s successfully installed. The app will prompt you to turn on Bluetooth if you haven’t already done so.

4. Choose your Pebble from the list of Bluetooth devices. This will send a pairing request to your Pebble. Press the accept button on your watch when this occurs.

5. Choose the notifications you'd like to receive by scrolling through the subheads in the Settings menu. Tapping the gear icon at the bottom of the screen will bring you to this menu, which includes Twitter, Facebook and General notifications among others. 

6. Test your watch  by pressing the lightbulb icon at the bottom of the screen. From here, you can send sample text messages, phone calls, Twitter notifications and more  to see how they will appear on your watch.  

Lisa Eadicicco
LAPTOP Staff Writer
Lisa has been reporting on all things mobile for since early 2013. When she’s not reviewing gadgets, she’s usually browsing patent databases or interviewing experts to track down the hottest tech trends before they even happen. Lisa holds a B.A. in Journalism from SUNY Purchase and has contributed to The International Business Times, The New York Daily News and Guitar World Magazine.