Tag Archive: Pebble

Fitbit extends Pebble support through June 2018

Current Pebble owners can also get a $ 50 discount on the Fitbit Ionic.

In early December of 2016, Pebble was shut down after being acquired by Fitbit. Fitbit originally said that it’d continue to support the Pebble ecosystem until 2018, but the company has now extended that support for six more months.

The Pebble 2

The announcement came via Fitbit’s developer blog, and now Pebblers will be able to keep using their wearables like as  [Read More…]

Grab an original Pebble smart watch (refurb) for just $18

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with an impulse purchase that will take you back a few years.

The original Pebble smartwatch made waves when it was first revealed. From the moment it hit Kickstarter there was a ton of hype around it, and people loved it once they got their hands on it. Years have passed since the initial release, and while smart watches have become more sophisticated and Pebble was bought out by  [Read More…]

Pebble sends out update to ensure its smartwatches keep working

As you probably know by now, last year Pebble was acquired by fitness tracker maker Fitbit. Soon after the announcement, it was revealed that Pebble’s future hardware plans will be axed, so many wondered what would happen to the Pebble watches still in use. Pebble vowed to keep remaining units active, at least throughout 2017 […]

Fitbit purchases Vector, the Pebble competitor

Fitbit moves to compete with Android Wear in 2017.

Fitbit has acquired yet another smartwatch maker, this time a small Romanian outfit, Vector, made up of former Citizen employees.

The move comes barely a month after Fitbit’s acquisition of Pebble, a more well-known smartwatch builder in North America, yet Pebble and Vector share many similarities.

Vector built a series of round smartwatches that used e-paper displays to extend battery life to 30 days in some cases, in  [Read More…]

R.I.P. Pebble: What to wear next

Why, why, why?!

Pebble has bought the farm, as Fitbit has bought Pebble, so they could pay off all the debts they acquired from buying the farm. Since Pebble has gone to that big wrist in the sky, you’re going to need to know what’s ready-to-wearable.

MrMobile and special guest Joshua Vergara of Android Authority team up to talk about the good times and bad, the bright and the dark of what was once Kickstarter’s King. They’ll also suggest  [Read More…]

Pebble promises its smartwatches won’t be rendered unusable in 2017

The world of wearables as we know it is changing. Not so long ago it was revealed that Fitbit will be acquiring Pebble for the sum of $ 40 million, while obliterating future Pebble products expected a debut on the market in 2017. Yes, the Pebble Time 2 and Pebble Core won’t be shipping out to

Pebble shuts down following Fitbit acquisition

Fitbit picks up Pebble’s software assets and IP.

Following reports from earlier today, Fitbit has officially announced that it is acquiring “specific assets” of Pebble that includes “key personnel and intellectual property related to software and firmware development.” No monetary terms were disclosed, but Bloomberg’s report suggested the deal was valued under $ 40 million.

Fitbit co-founder and CEO James Park said in the official announcement that Fitbit is now “well positioned to accelerate the expansion  [Read More…]

Fitbit acquisition expected to kill off the Pebble Time 2 and Pebble Core

A few days ago we told you fitness band maker Fitbit is looking to buy budget smartwatch maker, Pebble. Well a new report coming out of Bloomberg reveals more information about the ongoing acquisition. According to the publication which talked to some sources familiar with the matter, Fitbit will be buying Pebble for less than

Fitbit close to buying Pebble, Time 2 and Pebble Core could be killed off

Fitbit could scoop up Pebble for under $ 40 million.

Fitbit is reportedly getting ready to acquire Pebble’s software assets. Citing people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg notes that the deal is valued at under $ 40 million, and will include hiring Pebble’s software engineers as well as the company’s IP — its watch operating system, watch apps, and cloud services:

The purchase price is less than $ 40 million, and Pebble’s debt and other  [Read More…]