Last week, word snuck out suggesting that Pebble was joining Fitbit for around $40 million. While we don’t have official numbers just yet, the acquisition is indeed official and Pebble will shutdown as some of their team members and technology make their way over to the wearable king. If you are a Pebble owner or had a pre-order in on future products, you’ll want to read along as there are tons of things happening here. (more…)
Pebble, darling of Kickstarter and lover of e-paper, will be acquired by Fitbit, according to a report out of The Information. Fitbit responded by saying that they “don’t comment on rumors or speculation,” which was followed by a Tweet from Pebble this morning (now deleted) that included the shruggy emoji. I think it’s safe to assume that this deal is going down and will be announced before long. (more…)
IDC released their latest smartwatch market info this morning and it certainly appears to paint a bleak picture for the smartwatch industry. From Q3 of last year to Q3 of this year, shipments of watches dropped 51.6%. That’s, um, a big drop.
Their numbers show smartwatch shipments dropping from 5.6 million last Q3 to 2.7 million this Q3. Part of the drop could be attributed to the fact that the new Apple Watch only arrived with two weeks left in the quarter, but it could also be because no one else really seems to be releasing new watches worth jumping on. (more…)
Pebble Core, the 3G and GPS-enabled running buddy created by the Kickstarter-attached smartwatch company of the same name, added a really impressive new feature today. When Core begins shipping in early 2017, backers (and those who end up buying one later on down the road) will be able to tap into the power of Amazon’s Alexa. (more…)
Yesterday, we wrote that Pebble was teasing something new on its website with a countdown, but no one knew exactly what the countdown was counting towards. First thought to possibly be the launch of a new wearable, we now know that Pebble is back on Kickstarter, looking for $1,000,000 in funding to build a trio of new wearable devices — the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2, and an all-new Pebble Core. (more…)
Pebble has a fancy countdown happening on its website, stating that we are all “in for a treat.” The countdown will end tomorrow morning (5/24) at 7am Pacific (10am Eastern). Below the countdown, folks can register to be notified of what’s happening once it takes place. Given this is Pebble, we expect the company to be announcing some sort of new smartwatch device or maybe a fitness wearable, but this is really the first we are hearing about it. (more…)
Evernote announced that they will be ending support for multiple functions yesterday, bringing what is virtually a demise to Skitch for Windows, iOS, and Android, as well as Evernote Clearly and Evernote for Pebble. Officially, Evernote is shutting down support this week, but this does not mean your apps won’t work. Until operating systems update to the point that you can’t use the apps, they should work fine. Just don’t expect updates or any kind of technical support. (more…)
Pebble Time Round, the “world’s lightest and thinnest smartwatch,” arrives at retail stores this Sunday, November 8 for $250. Online orders will also begin shipping, as well as the pre-orders from weeks ago when this latest watch from Pebble was first announced.
As a recap on the Time Round, this is Pebble’s first round watch that still features an e-paper display. It runs Pebble’s watch OS, comes in a variety of colors (with different strap sizes), and is just 7.5mm thin with a weight of 28 grams. It’s easily their classiest looking watch to date. (more…)