Exactly the same here, I logged a support ticket but the response was less than helpful, I played just using my phone last week, but a totally unenjoyable experience and not looking forward to the same tomorrow.
Come on Team please fix the error preventing connection to our Pebbles.
Basically the response from "support" was disappointing please see below:
Alyona Retunskaya / Golf Pad Support
I then responding the main part of the conversation being:
If you are stating that Pebble Sync is no longer supported, then it would help your customers if an official statement is issued and the option removed from the App otherwise I and other customers still expect it to be supported.
To which I received the below so it looks like GolfPadGPS have officially called it a day on Pebble support, a sad day for such an innovative product:
We'll update our support page with this information soon. I apologize for the inconvenience caused.
Alyona Retunskaya / Golf Pad Support
Thanks for posting this reply. We have had a posting on our support portal for several years, since Pebble announced the watch was going to be discontinued. See below from this support article.
I understand the disappointment. Eventually, technology changes and it would not be sustainable to stay compatible forever. The Pebble watch was discontinued in 2016. We've maintained support for as long as possible. We knew this day would come, but it was impossible to predict when. I have a case of cassette tapes I wish I could use and a laptop and a vehicle that don't offer CD's players. :) We appreciate each of you.
Check out this article for an updated list of supported watches.
Hi Bob - let me check with the team. I'll let you know.
Hi Bob (and all) It seems the app vendor forced our hand on continuing support for Pebble. I'm awaiting additional info to see if there is a way to "roll back" the update...it doesn't sound promising, but I'll keep you posted on any new info I receive.
Thanks Bob for picking this up and getting a response from Golf Pad. There is still not another watch on the market as good as the Pebble - not every one wants a bulky sporty one.
Hopefully we can get the Pebble working with Golf Pad again Cindy.
Yes, apart from golf, I mainly use mine as a basic watch, not too many smart functions workable for me as my eyesight has gotten weaker over the last couple of years. But looking at the WearOS options they are very bulky and the battery life is pitiful, they are talking 2 days as being very good, I charge my pebble once a week normally Friday evening just before my Saturday game, even after owning it for a number of years, I bet the battery's on these WearOS watches will be even lower after a year usage!
I've also seen comments in the WearOS forum on here that there are issues with club/shot tracking, so not all rosy there either :(
Hi Bob - I'm referring to the folks at Google Play. They forced us to update something that essentially broke the Pebble support we'd kept in place for the last 5 years. As I understand it, without the change, they weren't going to allow us to submit any future updates on our app. (I'm not part of the technical team, as you can tell. LOL) I have made the team aware of the request. I just don't know how it all fits together from the technical side.
As for WearOS - the "not all rosy" you mentioned are comments about standalone mode on the new OS. We are implementing those features - everything else is supported and compatible currently. Feel free to contact support if you have questions about that @Linda.
Bob (and all) - I've confirmed Pebble support was broken as a part of the latest Android changes. That's what broke compatibility. We can not fix this since support has been discontinued by Pebble for over 5 years now. - Cindy
Thanks for the update, perhaps if I lay out some specific questions they can be answered individually:
1) When you say "Android changes", this doesn't really mean anything, it's your App, not an Android update that stopped the Pebble working unless you can provide a little more clarification, it looks like GolfPadGPS have decided not to support the Pebble, I can't see how Google has dictated this?
2) As previously requested could the pre-update APK be made available for us to side-load, so we can use our pebbles again?
This can be obtained on the Internet, but it would be safer to use one that was sourced from you?