Want to keep using your Pebble smartwatch? Sign-up with a Rebble account until June 30

Digital health company Fitbit acquired Pebble, an independent maker of smartphones, back in December 2016. Despite not having acquired any of Pebble’s hardware assets, Fitbit previously told Pebble fans and app developers that it would keep Pebble smartwatch going until the end of June. Which means in two weeks features like email, text replies, the app store and voice recognition will become obsolete. But if you’re still struggling with the idea of life without your Pebble smartwatch, we have [Read Entire Story]

Pebble gets a second chance with Rebble, create an account now

Pebble first came into existence back in 2012 when a startup started to combine a Bluetooth smart watch and an e-paper in a Kickstarter campaign. It then raised a million dollars from crowdfunding and so a product verification build and mass production soon began the following year. That was over five years ago when the […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

If you plan to keep using a Pebble smartwatch, sign up for a Rebble account now

Fitbit plans to pull the plug on Pebble cloud services at the end of June, which means anyone with a Pebble smartwatch won’t be able to use the app store, reply to email or SMS messages from their watch, or use voice recognition or other services that require an internet connection. The move has been […] The post If you plan to keep using a Pebble smartwatch, sign up for a Rebble account now appeared first on Liliputing. SOURCE: Liliputing - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky has joined Y Combinator as a partner

You likely know the story of smartwatch maker Pebble, forced to sell its software and IP to Fitbit. What you probably don’t know is that behind the scenes, Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky was frequently seeking advice from Y Combinator. Now, Migicovsky will be sharing lessons learned with future YC startups, having quietly joined YC last month as one of its partners. Read More SOURCE: TechCrunch - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit extends Pebble support until June 2018

Pebble users have known the end was coming this January, ever since Fitbit bought it out early last year. But it looks like there is a slight reprieve, a six-month reprieve at that. Fitbit announced that they will continue to provide support for Pebble users until June 30, 2018. To convince people to get a […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit extends support for Pebble smartwatches until June 30th

Fitbit acquired Pebble way back in December of 2016. They immediately canceled the Pebble Time 2, but they promised to keep Pebble services running through 2017. These services are responsible for things like the app store, voice recongnition, timeline pins, and more. 2017 has come and gone, so what does that mean for Pebble services? Pebble owners (myself included) were hoping Fitbit had forgotten about this, but that’s not happening. They have extended the 2017 deadline to June 30th, [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit To End Support For The Pebble Smartwatch This June

Many Pebble smartwatch owners were probably a little worried about the future of their devices when Fitbit announced that they would be acquiring the company. Their fears were initially confirmed when Fitbit announced that the watches would only work through 2017, but later Fitbit issued an update that removed dependency on the servers, meaning that the watches would keep working even if Pebble’s servers were shut down.Unfortunately all good things must eventually come to an end. In a blog post [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit extends support of Pebble smartwatches until the end of June 2018

Fitbit has extended software support for Pebble smartwatches until June 30, 2018. Fitbit wants to ease the transition of current Pebble owners and developers to its Fitbit OS and Ionic smartwatch. Pebble owners can also get a $50 discount off the Fitbit Ionic if they have a valid serial number. If you still own a Pebble smartwatch, we have some good news for you. Fitbit, which acquired Pebble in late 2016, has revealed that it will extend software and services support to the older Pebble [Read Entire Story]

Pebble smartwatches aren’t dead yet (but they will be this summer… kinda)

After Fitbit acquired smartwatch company Pebble in 2016, the company promised to keep Pebble’s software and services running through the end of 2017. While Pebble stopped making and selling watches, that move at least meant that existing customers would be able to squeeze a little extra life out of their wearables. Now Fibit has extended […] Pebble smartwatches aren’t dead yet (but they will be this summer… kinda) is a post from: Liliputing SOURCE: Liliputing - Read [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit extends support for Pebble watches until June 30th

If you're still holding on to your Pebble smartwatch for dear life, we have good news: you won't have to let go for a while longer. Fitbit has extended its support for Pebble services from the original end-of-2017 cutoff to June 30th, 2018. You now... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit slaps expiration date on Pebble smartwatch support

Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) The fate of the once-beloved Pebble smartwatch ecosystem has been uncertain since Fitbit bought the company in 2016 for around $40 million. Today, Fitbit announced a more definitive timeline for support of Pebble devices and software: Fitbit will extend its support of the Pebble ecosystem, including devices, software, and forums, until June 30, 2018. "During this time, we invite the Pebble community to explore how familiar highlights from the Pebble [Read Entire Story]

Meet Fitbit’s newest device, the Fitbit Ionic smartwatch

Video shot/edited by Justin Wolfson. (video link) After nearly a year of rumors, Fitbit finally announced its first smartwatch today—the Fitbit Ionic. For the past 10 years, Fitbit has been one of the biggest players in the wearables game. However, it took the company a while to embrace the smartwatch trend. Last year's Fitbit Blaze was the closest the company got to creating a smartwatch, but the Blaze wasn't advanced enough to take on the Apple Watch or any Android Wear devices. Apple's and [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit smartwatch release date range revealed as financial storm continues

This afternoon Fitbit shared their financial earnings in a message that also tapped their upcoming smartwatch as a friendly beacon of light. This device has been long awaited – if you’re the sort of person who loves the Fitbit brand and needs a smartwatch, that is to say – and until now Fitbit’s provided scarce details on their eventual release. … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Will the Fitbit smartwatch ever launch? Was the Pebble acquisition all for naught?

The app store has reportedly been getting doubtful glances from third-party developers and even Spotify. Will Fitbit make it up by the fall? The post Will the Fitbit smartwatch ever launch? Was the Pebble acquisition all for naught? appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Pebble app for Android updated, now geared for Fitbit transition

What’s the latest about Pebble? The company which was recently acquired by Fitbit has been working on the transition and next steps for the users. It’s not the only startup bought by Fitbit as the latter also acquired Pebble Vector. Moving forward, the Pebble team wants to continue on with the service but with significant […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Deals of the Day (4-06-2017)

Prices for refurbished Pebble smartwatches have been falling ever since Fitbit acquired Pebble and announced plans to basically shut down the company. But I’ve been avoiding including Pebble watch deals in our daily deals roundups, because it wasn’t really clear how long the watches would be useful for. Then this week Pebble released a software […] Deals of the Day (4-06-2017) is a post from: Liliputing SOURCE: Liliputing - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Pebble preps for the end of its smartwatch services

The end is near for Pebble. The latest update to Pebble watches should extend their life a bit longer by removing the dependency on cloud servers. This allows the devices to work without the Pebble services that have up until now was required for many user interactions. When Fitbit purchased Pebble in late 2016, uncertainty hung over the purchase. Would Fitbit keep supporting the device?… Read More SOURCE: TechCrunch - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

New Pebble update ensures your watch continues to work without online servers

The latest update ­to Pebble’s app will decouple Pebble smartwatches from the company’s cloud servers so that basic features remain accessible though how other cloud-dependent features will work remains to be seen. See also:Pebble software and services will be available at least until the end of 2017December 15, 2016 Fitbit acquired Pebble last year but promised continued support for existing Pebble devices throughout 2017. The company also added that there will be a future update to loosen [Read Entire Story]

Your Pebble watch will still work after its servers shut down

After Fitbit bought the beleaguered Pebble last November, we bid a fond (and at times bitter) farewell to the first big fitness smartwatch. Its acquisition spelled the beginning of the end for the device, given how dependent it is on cloud services.... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit purchased Pebble for a lot less than what everybody thought

Fitbit acquired Pebble a few months ago, but the actual dollar amount of the deal was kept a secret until Fitbit’s recent earnings release. When Pebble was acquired, estimates put the deal at less than $40 million. While that ended up being true, it’s actually a lot less than what everyone thought. According to the […] Come comment on this article: Fitbit purchased Pebble for a lot less than what everybody thought Visit TalkAndroid SOURCE: TalkAndroid - Read entire story [Read Entire Story]

What Fitbit Paid for Pebble Is Undeniably Sad

One of the biggest reasons Pebble was a damn fine smartwatch was its entirely reasonable price. Back in December, the Kickstarter success story sold off its assets to Fitbit and was promptly shut down. Today, we learned how much it was sold for and it seems those low, low prices continued into its demise.Read more... SOURCE: Gizmodo - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

An actual Fitbit smartwatch is definitely happening

Fitbit is working on a real smartwatch, and no, it’s not going to be the pseudo-smartwatch with fitness tracking capabilities like we’ve seen in the Blaze and Surge. This really shouldn’t surprise anyone, though, since Fitbit has been making some big name acquisitions lately, including Pebble and Vector, both of which made some pretty good […] Come comment on this article: An actual Fitbit smartwatch is definitely happening Visit TalkAndroid SOURCE: TalkAndroid - Read [Read Entire Story]