How to change text size, vibration intensity on the Pebble Time

A recent firmware update to the Pebble Time added new controls for fine-tuning your smartwatch experience, this is how to use just two of them.

Jason Cipriani Contributing Writer, ZDNet
Jason Cipriani is based out of beautiful Colorado and has been covering mobile technology news and reviewing the latest gadgets for the last six years. His work can also be found on sister site CNET in the How To section, as well as across several more online publications.
Jason Cipriani
2 min read

Jason Cipriani/CNET

Pebble Time users have an OS update waiting in the Pebble Time app. The update, firmware version 3.2, brings with it some much-needed features and tweaks.

Two of those tweaks give Pebble Time owners control over the system font size and vibration intensity.

Before either of the mentioned settings will be available, you'll need to ensure that your watch is running the latest OS. The easiest way to accomplish this is the launch the Pebble Time app on your iOS or Android device. If you're not prompted to update your watch, you should be good to go.

Should you not have the options outlined below, and the app hasn't prompted you to update, you can force it to check for an update opening the menu, then visiting Support > Update Your Pebble.

With that out of the way, and your watch updated, let's take a look at how to change the text size on your watch.

  • Press the middle button to open the menu.
  • Press the up button once, and select the settings icon.
  • Next, scroll down to Notifications and press the middle button to select it.

At the bottom of the list is a Text Size option. Selecting it with the middle button will present three different size options to pick from. Once you select a text size, you're taken back to the previous screen with the size change implemented.

As you probably noticed, just above the text size option is listing titled Vibration. Selecting it will cycle through four different intensity levels: disabled, low, medium, high. As you cycle-through the settings, the watch will vibrate in accordance with the respective setting.