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How to use Pebble Time's Timeline feature

A new Timeline feature in the OS for Pebble Time offers information at a glance. Here's what you need to know.

Pebble Time Timeline view Jason Cipriani/CNET

Pebble is giving its own apps, as well as apps from developers, the chance to publish information to a new Timeline feature on the Pebble Time smartwatch and keep you in the loop. It's a neat feature once you find a balance of content and information that works for you.

The Timeline can be accessed by pressing the up or down buttons from the main watch face.

Going up goes back in time, where you can view past appointments, the weather conditions earlier in the day, check-ins from Swarm, ESPN updates or other pieces of information from installed apps. (See our how-to on arranging multiple apps on a Pebble Time.)

Pressing down will present upcoming events and entries from the same categories and apps listed above.

If you select a score report, it launches the ESPN app. Jason Cipriani/CNET

When you've navigated to an item you'd like to read more about, you can press the middle button -- the select button -- on the Pebble Time to view more information. In the case of an in-progress game from ESPN, the live score will show up. Appointment details will include names of those attending and other important info such as duration and notes.

An example of the controls for Timeline apps. Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

You can select which apps are allowed to add items to your timeline from within the Pebble Time app. Launch the app on your smartphone, tap on My Pebble followed by the Apps/Timeline tab. Select an app you want to add or remove to your Timeline, and toggle its current state to fit your use.

This helps you cut down on noise and clutter, or throw as much information into the Timeline as you'd like. It's your call.