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We love Tasker. And we mostly love the Pebble Smartwatch. But there's no denying that the utility of the Pebble is somewhat limited - right now you get calls, emails, texts, Facebook, and a few more remote notifications. With the Pebble Notifier plugin for Tasker, the Swiss Army knife of Android apps can send alerts for anything and everything happening on your phone. It may be the single most useful thing that could happen to Pebble.

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Naturally, the official Pebble app is necessary to make use of the bridge, and the Tasker accessibility service needs to be enabled. (Settings>Accessibility>Set Tasker to "On.") Developer Dattas Moonchaser (yes, really, we couldn't make that up) has kindly released the plugin free of charge, along with the source code and a few basic Tasker profiles. The one posted on the Google Play app description is a quick and easy way to forward all notifications from all apps to your Pebble, turning it into a wrist-mounted external notification bar. Another sends your watch a ping if the phone battery gets below a specified point.

You'll need to know your way around Tasker's frustrating interface to start making your own notifications, but we're sure the legions of Tasker addicts can come up with some even more interesting uses. Be sure and let us know your profiles and results in the comments section.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • SoWhy

    When my Pebble arrives (some day), I would need a plugin like that for Llama^^

    • dattas

      From what the pebble community tells me, this plugin works great with both Locale and Llama.

      • SoWhy

        That's great^^

  • Kree Terry

    does the plugin work for the new tasker beta?

    • mattdonders

      I don't have a Pebble to test with, but I am able to setup Profiles & Tasks with the new beta.

  • youareme7

    fantastic, i had hoped someone would be able to do this (my initial thought was light flow, but this is even better) now back to waiting for my pebble to ship

  • youareme7

    does the notification sent just have the title or the snippet as well?

  • Wayne Randall

    As awesome and handy as this is, I want Tasker on the Pebble. The "watch" is on my list of things to get soon, and this app will be the first thing I download when I do. Thank you very much Dattas, I can't wait to give it a go.

  • Trenton Seagoe

    Finally! A way to make a bluetooth leash from my phone to my watch.... When I get it...

  • http://twitter.com/fariflux Farid Martínez Yd

    This is awesome. I just got my Pebble today, it took a little more time to arrive since I live in Paraguay.

    I can confirm this indeed works, unluckily, when you get a notification from one of the apps Pebble actually supports you get 2 different alerts on it.

    • Trenton Seagoe

      You can turn off the notifications in the Pebble app.

  • http://twitter.com/sam1am John Samuel αΩ

    This is great! What I'd love to see next is the ability to trigger tasker tasks using buttons on the watch. I have tasker controlling my TV, my lights, in addition to stuff on my phone. It would be great to have an external device with OUTPUTS as well as inputs.

    • xnifex

      "I have tasker controlling my TV, my lights" --- uh what? how?

      • Guest

        I would think he's using a home automation system with it, something like Insteon? Can't your phone do that?

      • http://twitter.com/sam1am John Samuel αΩ

        Hue lights. Controllable via some simple JavaScript. Google TV for the television - there is a tasker plugin.

  • Josh

    Pebble should cut a check for Tasker (and maybe you guys, too). This app has single-handedly made me willing to purchase a Pebble.