Pebble is out of time and will dissolve into FitBit

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This move is probably not going to be popular with many Pebble owners who will be losing support or not getting the devices they’ve ordered.

Pebble has had a good run and there are a good amount of users who absolutely love the products Pebble produced, but Pebble is now out of time. The company made it official today, stating in a blog post that they are no longer going to manufacture Pebble devices and they will dissolve into FitBit. The company outlined the plan in a blog post, hit the link below for the full post, but here’s a bullet point list that should give you an idea of what’s happening.

  • Pebble is no longer promoting, manufacturing, or selling any devices.
  • Pebble devices will continue to work as normal. No immediate changes to the Pebble user experience will happen at this time.
  • Pebble functionality or service quality may be reduced in the future.
  • Kickstarter backers who have not received their rewards will receive a full refund within 4-8 weeks as a chargeback to their credit cards. No further action is needed. For more information, please visit our Support page.
  • Orders from pebble.com are no longer being accepted or fulfilled, including Pebble 2 pre-orders, which have not yet been charged or shipped.
  • Warranty support is no longer available for Pebble watches. How-to information and troubleshooting can still be found on our Support page and in the Pebble Forum.
  • Returns of pebble.com orders that were successfully completed before December 7, 2016 will be refunded by our Support Team.
  • Pebble watches purchased at retail may be returned or exchanged based on the retailer’s return policy.
  • Pebblers can still find replacement charging cables and other compatible accessories (bands, skins, etc.) from Amazon.com and third-party vendors like GadgetWraps and Clockwork Synergy.

While dissolving Pebble as you know today is difficult, I am happy to announce that many members of Team Pebble will be joining the Fitbit family to continue their work on wearable software platforms. Pebble’s successful approach to third-party wearable development is undeniable, and Fitbit is welcoming our expertise in this space wholeheartedly.

This move is probably not going to be popular with many Pebble owners who will be losing support or not getting the devices they’ve ordered. It will be interesting to see what FitBit does with Pebble and what the former Pebble employees will be working on at FitBit.

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  Source: Pebble
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