Fitbit Did What You Wanted and Basically Made a Pebble

I haven’t asked for a lot from Fitbit over the years. Really only one thing. I would like another Pebble—a gorgeous smartwatch that lasts for days, has a healthy selection of apps, and isn’t sized to fit the wrist of a seven foot tall, 300-pound football player. Finally, I think, Fitbit might be giving me what I wanted. Read More >>

Fitbit Is Killing Off Pebble in June, For Real This Time

What began as one of the original Kickstarter success stories, Pebble quickly matured into one of the most beloved smartwatch brands, years before Apple found its groove with the Watch. But after being bought out by Fitbit, it was only a matter of time before Pebble’s endeavours came to an end. Read More >>

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 >>

Pebble Promises Not to Brick Its Watches Until 2018

Pebble is dead. You might recall that last week, the company sold off its assets to fitness tracker company Fitbit. Pebble watches will no longer be sold, its warranties will no longer be supported, and replacement accessories will now only be available through third parties. Now Pebble has promised that it won’t shut down the servers that keep the apps on the watch working until 2018. Read More >>

Pebble Is Dead, and Its Customers Are Completely Screwed

Pebble, one of the best-known smartwatch brands, is dead. Rumours about the company’s demise have been swirling since The Information reported a potential Fitbit buyout last week. Today in a post on Kickstarter, Pebble confirmed that Fitbit was acquiring “key Pebble assets” and that Pebble would “no longer be operating as in independent company.” Read More >>

Pebble Supporters Are PissedOff About Rumours It Will Sell Itself

Pebble, the maker of the original e-ink smartwatch, has a lot of passionate and loyal customers, and those customers are pissed. Following the rumours that Pebble is about to crumble under the heel of Fitbit, the company’s many Kickstarter backers are in an uproar. Read More >>

Fitbit in Talks to Buy and Kill Pebble

Outside of big brands like Apple and Samsung, there are only two companies that really define wearables: Pebble and Fitbit. Fitbit is the hugely successful fitness tracker brand that’s been struggling to make a device that isn’t just long-lasting and great at tracking steps, but as functional as an Apple Watch. Pebble is the smartwatch brand that’s built such a device. According to a report from The Information, these two companies are about to join forces, with Engadget reporting that Fitbit will be buying Pebble for $34 million to $40 million. Read More >>

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Huawei Fit Gives Fitbit a Run For Its Money

The smartwatch and fitness tracker markets might be in a race to the bottom, but that hasn’t stopped Huawei, the Chinese phone maker, from tossing a watch-shaped tracker into the ring. It’s an interesting tack for a company known primarily for its phones. The Huawei Fit looks like the Pebble Round smartwatch, functions like a Fitbit Charge, and costs less than both. Read More >>

The Pebble 2 is Now the Only Fitness Tracking Smartwatch You Need

The Pebble has always been about simplifying the smartwatch, and even with improved fitness features, the Pebble 2 remains exactly as much smartwatch as you really need. Read More >>

Pebble’s New Smartwatches Have a Fitness-Focused Obsession

Smartwatches leave a lot to be desired, but Pebble usually brings refreshingly different ideas to the wearable conversation. It’s one of the reasons why we’ve always been such big fans. Pebble continually done wrist notifications and battery life very well. Now, it’s adding a third: fitness. Read More >>

Where Is the iPod of Smartwatches?

The lifecycle of a new gadget is relatively predictable: When it’s brand new, only early adopters are interested. Once the technology matures, everybody buys one. But smartwatches still haven’t caught on with most people—and that’s because no one has made a smartwatch that’s worth its cost. Read More >>

Add Heart Rate Monitoring to the Pebble Time With a Simple Snap-on Case

Pebble smartwatches have always taken a more basic approach when it comes to cramming functionality into a wearable. But for those hoping their Pebble was a little more capable as a fitness tracker, Tylt has designed a simple case that upgrades the Pebble Time with a heart rate monitor. Read More >>

Pebble Time Round Review: Beauty in Simplicity

Smartwatches are subjected to many metaphors: “Smartphones on your wrist.” Mmm, not quite. Maybe in a few more years. “A wearable computer.” Depends on your definition of “computer”. Better keep looking. “An extension of your smartphone.” Now, that’s an idea – one that Pebble has perfected with the Pebble Time Round. Read More >>

Pebble Time Round Is a Smartwatch For People Who Don’t Like Smartwatches

“It looks like a watch!” my wife proclaimed, when I showed her the Pebble Time Round. She wasn’t stating the obvious. She meant that out of all the smartwatches she’d ever seen, it’s the first one that looks like something she would wear. Read More >>