Congratulations on receiving your Pebble Tracker!
Before turning on Pebble Tracker, let's take a look at what's in the box:
Pebble Tracker connectivity is based on the new Narrowband-IoT cellular technology, which provides radio bands that are optimized for Internet of Things applications like smart metering, industrial controls, residential security, etc.
If your country is not currently covered by the 1NCE network, below are some useful information for you to find a working SIM card for your Pebble Tracker:
If you have issues finding a working SIM card, please join this forum discussion where other community members share their experiences with different SIM card providers in their country:
Once you have a SIM card, use a paperclip or the provided SIM card tool to open the SIM slot and push the card inside:
Press and keep pressing the power/confirm button on the right side of Pebble until you see the IoTeX logo on the screen. Wait until the cellular connection is established and Pebble Tracker starts communicating with the IoTeX Real-world Data Oracle network.
If this Pebble Tracker has not been registered yet, it will prompt you for starting the device registration process that will add it to your MachineFi portal account:
Press the Power/Confirm button once, to start the registration process on the Pebble side:
Before we can register a Pebble on the IoTeX MachineFi portal, we need a blockchain account: we will associate all our devices with this account, which becomes the "owner account" for those devices:
Open the MachineFi device portal at portal.machinefi.com, and connect a blockchain wallet account that you want to use as your Devices Owner Account, the portal will automatically start the account registration process:
- 1.Assign a name to your MachineFi account
- 2.Confirm the account creation dialog
- 3.Sign the transaction in the wallet
Once a MachineFi account is created, you should deposit some IOTX credit. This step is not strictly required at this moment: if you want, you can skip it and go ahead with registering your Pebble. You can deposit credit at any moment.
To deposit some credit:
On the same Account page, you can also withdraw your MachineFi credit at any time, as well as check the list of all your account transactions.
You can now switch to the Devices tab of the portal, which lists all the devices you associated with your MachineFi account. For a newly created account, with no devices added yet, the page will look like the one below, just click the Add Device button:
select "Pebble" to register and add a new Pebble Tracker to your MachineFi account:
Follow the registration screens until you reach the "Confirm" step, where the owner address and device IMEI number are shown:
Go ahead and press the Next button, confirm the transaction in your wallet, and wait for your blockchain address to be displayed on the Pebble tracker screen:
Finally, we complete the registration on the device side by pressing the Power/Confirm button once more, and waiting for Pebble to complete the registration:
Your Pebble is ready to send IoT data to IoTeX Dapps and fuel the MachineFi blockchain revolution!
Here is what your Pebble screen should look like:
Pebble Display Details
By default, the factory configuration will collect all Pebble sensors data, and send one data message every 5 minutes to the IoTeX Real-world Data Oracle network.
Once your device is registered on the portal, it's highly recommended that you upgrade the firmware to the latest release: the next section will guide you through how to perform the firmware update (both online, or offline if you don't have a SIM card yet).