By Christian Zibreg on Dec 7, 2016
Fitbit, the maker of popular activity and fitness trackers, has officially acquired Pebble. The deal was finalized this morning, both companies have said.
The acquisition includes all of Pebble’s software assets, but excludes any hardware. Yup, that’s right—looks like the Pebble smartwatch is officially dead.
“Due to various factors, Pebble is no longer able to operate as an independent entity,” the company said. “We have made the tough decision to shut down the company and no longer manufacture Pebble devices.” Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 30, 2016
Fitbit is set to acquire troubled smartwatch-maker Pebble, according to a report from The Information. The deal is said to be mainly about the company’s intellectual property and software, and will likely result in the end of Pebble hardware.
In a subsequent report, TechCrunch says a source close to the startup pegged the deal in the neighborhood of $34 to $40 million, and it will just barely cover its debts. In the past, it was rumored Pebble received offers as high as $740 million. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 24, 2016
Smartwatch and wearable devices startup Pebble on Tuesday unveiled three new devices: a second-generation Pebble, dubbed the Pebble 2, a new version of the Pebble Time and the Core, a pocket computer for runners wit built-in cellular connectivity. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 24, 2015
Pebble today announced a new messaging feature for iOS users designed to make it possible to send text messages through a carrier.
Dubbed Text Reply for iOS, this feature is in beta and available on the Pebble Time, Pebble Time Steel and Pebble Time Round family of smartwatches.
In addition, Text Reply for iOS is currently an AT&T exclusive though Pebble says it’s working on bringing this capability to Pebble fans on other carriers. Read More
By Matthew Miller on Nov 4, 2015
After being introduced back in February and a Round version being unveiled in September, the original Pebble Time is already on sale. This comes at an interesting time, as the typical holiday shopping season won’t start for about three weeks.
On Pebble’s website, you can get the original edition of the Pebble Time for just $149.99 for a limited time, down 25% from its usual $199.99 price. If you’ve been looking to get a smartwatch and are wanting to test the waters, this is a pretty good offer. However, there is something interesting about the timing of the deal. Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 23, 2015
Pebble on Wednesday announced a new addition to its smartwatch lineup called the Pebble Time Round. As the name suggests, the device sports a round face, and the company is billing it as “the world’s lightest and thinnest smartwatch.”
At 7.5mm thin, with a weight of just 28 grams, this may very well be true, but the size reduction comes at a steep cost: battery life. While Pebble watches are typically known for near-week-long battery life, the Round only lasts about 2 days. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 21, 2015
Pebble is teasing a new product launch on Wednesday, September 23, at 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern Time. The countdown timer on the Pebble website invites fans to register their interest in order to “see what’s next”.
Although Pebble has been feeling the heat following the April 205 Apple Watch launch, the startup has managed to roll out the new Pebble Time smartwatch lineup while releasing a few software updates for the original Pebble. Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 3, 2015
Pebble’s new ‘Time’ smartwatch has begun shipping to early Kickstarter backers, but the iOS companion app that allows users to connect the device to an iPhone is no where to be found. It appears the app is stuck in limbo in Apple’s review process.
In an update posted to their Kickstarter page today, Pebble said that its Pebble Time app has been showing a status of ‘In Review’ since May 22nd and it’s given no indication on what is taking so long. The typical review process lasts around 7-10 days. Read More
By Sébastien Page on May 20, 2015
No, I don’t mean Pebble is in trouble because the most obvious choice when looking to buy a smartwatch is now Apple Watch. Pebble is in trouble because despite the incredible success of its latest Kickstarter campaign, the company is having a hard time, financially speaking. Read More