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Pebble Articles


Pebble Says Existing Smartwatch Services Will Continue to Function Through 2017

Thursday December 15, 2016 1:09 am PST by
Pebble has moved to reassure its customers that software and services will continue to run through 2017, following Fitbit's acquisition of the company last week. Fitbit bought out Pebble for its software assets, not for its hardware, which has concerned many existing owners of Pebble smartwatches about the continued functionality of their devices. Today, however, Pebble sought to allay fears...
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Pebble Posts Details on Refunds and Existing Device Services Following Fitbit Buyout

Thursday December 8, 2016 2:45 am PST by
Pebble CEO and founder Eric Migicovsky took to the company's blog yesterday to personally confirm its imminent closure, following media reports earlier on Wednesday that Fitbit has acquired its technology, software assets, and other intellectual property. Dear Pebblers, Thank you all for being such loyal supporters and champions of the Pebble community and brand. You helped start something...
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Fitbit Buyout Will See Pebble's Time 2 and Core Wearables Canceled, Refunds Issued

Wednesday December 7, 2016 1:50 am PST by
Late last month we reported that Fitbit was closing in on a deal to acquire smartwatch maker Pebble "for a small amount". Bloomberg has now revealed that the buyout will cost "less than $40 million" and exclusively concerns Pebble's software assets, which are being sought by Fitbit "in a bid to better compete with Apple", according to people familiar with the matter. Yesterday's update on...
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Fitbit Reportedly Close to Acquiring Pebble

Wednesday November 30, 2016 7:21 pm PST by
Fitbit is closing in on a deal to acquire smart watchmaker Pebble, according to a new report from The Information. While there's no number on the price, The Information says the deal is for a "small amount." The deal will see the Pebble brand slowly phased out, with its products shut down over time. Fitbit will largely be acquiring Pebble's assets, which include intellectual property and...
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Pebble 4.3 Update Improves Heart Rate Tracking, Adds iOS Reminders Support

Wednesday November 23, 2016 12:40 am PST by
Pebble has released a new firmware for its Pebble 2 and Time-Series smartwatches that brings a faster interface, improved heart-rate tracking features and Reminders support for iOS. First off, the new 4.3 firmware update introduces a new watchface to 2-Series and Time-Series watches that includes at-a-glance readouts for time, step count, step progress for the day, and heart rate (2-Series...

Pebble Launches Update With Streamlined Interface, Redesigned ‘Pebble Health’ Feature

Tuesday August 30, 2016 11:37 am PDT by
Pebble today announced the launch of a major software update for its line of Pebble smart watches, introducing new health features and interface tweaks designed to streamline the "glance and go" process of getting information and acting on it. An updated Timeline with a new Quick View setting lets users see what events and activities are planned for the current day and up to three days in the...
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Pebble Launches 'Happiness' App, Publishes Fitness Algorithms

Thursday June 9, 2016 3:06 am PDT by
Pebble has published the algorithms that drive its native fitness tracking app, following the launch of its crowdfunding campaign for three new fitness-focused smartwatches, the Pebble Core, Pebble 2, and Time 2. The move is a first in the wearables industry, and appears to be an effort by the company to demonstrate serious ambitions in the burgeoning "quantified self" and health data tracking ...
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Pebble 2, Time 2, and Pebble Core Launch on Kickstarter

Tuesday May 24, 2016 8:35 am PDT by
Pebble today launched a Kickstarter campaign for two new fitness-focused smartwatches, and an all-new cellular-connected wearable. Pebble 2, the first major upgrade to the original Pebble smartwatch, features new built-in sleep, step, and heart rate tracking functionality alongside existing phone, text, and information notification capabilities. The iOS- and Android-compatible smartwatch...

Pebble Time Updated With New Health Tracking Features

Tuesday May 10, 2016 10:33 am PDT by
Pebble today updated its official Pebble app and Pebble firmware to bring new health-related features to its line of Pebble smart watches. With the 3.12 update, available now, all Pebble Time smart watches support new health charts for better sleep and activity tracking over time. A new Health tab within the app features interactive charts that display the step and sleep activity captured with ...

Pebble Brings iOS Text Replies to Verizon, Custom Vibrations and More

Tuesday April 5, 2016 3:46 am PDT by
Pebble owners that link the smartwatch to an iPhone on the Verizon network can now use the iOS app's Text Reply feature to respond to text messages that show up on their wrist. Previously the feature was only available to users on AT&T, but the newly released version 3.11 update to the Pebble app brings the same functionality to Verizon users as well. After enabling the option via the updated...

Pebble Update Introduces Custom Messages, Health Improvements

Wednesday February 3, 2016 9:35 am PST by
Pebble today announced multiple updates for its line of Pebble smart watches, introducing new messaging options and new health features for Pebble owners. Pebble owners who use iOS devices are now able to reply to incoming text messages with custom messages instead of the standard canned responses. Custom text replies are available to all iOS users who have text replies enabled from a...

Pebble Debuts New 'Pebble Health' Fitness Tracking Feature

Tuesday December 15, 2015 9:58 am PST by
Pebble today announced new software updates for its line of Pebble smart watches, bringing the timeline feature to Pebble Classic and Steel and introducing a new Pebble Health feature for the Pebble Time lineup. According to Pebble, Pebble Health was created through a collaboration with researchers at Stanford University. Pebble Health is able to track daily activity and automatically detect...
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Pebble Time Smartwatches Gain Ability to Send iOS Texts on AT&T

Tuesday November 24, 2015 4:18 am PST by
Smartwatch maker Pebble last night announced a new feature coming to the Pebble Time, Pebble Time Steel, and Pebble Time Round line of smartwatches that will allow users to send abbreviated text messages to friends and family through iOS (via Engadget). Called "Text Reply for iOS," the beta feature will mark Pebble as the first non-Apple Watch smartwatch to introduce voice and text replies linked ...

Pebble Announces New 'Pebble Time Round' Smart Watch

Wednesday September 23, 2015 10:34 am PDT by
Pebble today updated its smart watch lineup with its first-ever smart watch that includes a round face, the Pebble Time Round. The new watch is an iteration of its existing Pebble Time device, which first debuted on Kickstarter earlier this year. Pebble says its new round smart watch is the "thinnest and lightest smart watch in the world," measuring in at 7.5mm thick and weighing 28 grams....
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Despite Popular Kickstarter, Pebble Seeks $5 Million Loan 'To Stay Afloat'

Thursday May 21, 2015 7:01 am PDT by
Popular smartwatch maker Pebble appears to be in some financial trouble, according to a few sources "close to the company," as reported by TechCrunch. The company is having trouble maintaining its growth, turning to a bank in its home base of Silicon Valley for not only a $5 million loan but a $5 million line of credit. According to those same sources, banks in the Valley have been turning down...
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Apple Rejects iOS App for Citing Pebble Support in App Store Description [Updated]

Thursday April 23, 2015 8:13 am PDT by
Boating and navigation app SeaNav US [Direct Link] reported this morning that Apple is no longer welcoming the app on the App Store due to the mention of Pebble support, or "any other mobile platform", within the app's description. SeaNav notes that its iOS app has been previously approved by Apple with no fuss, and have only faced roadblocks after receiving the rejection email this morning. ...
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Pebble Introduces 'Pebble Time Steel' Following Successful Kickstarter Campaign

Tuesday March 3, 2015 4:57 am PST by
Exactly a week after revealing the new generation of Pebble smartwatches, called the Pebble Time, Pebble today announced an additional tier to its Kickstarter fundraiser called the Pebble Time Steel. Touted as having every feature of the Pebble Time - including the new color display and Timeline features - but featuring more classy, decorative casings, so it's "dressed up and ready to go." The ...
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'Pebble Time' Debuts on Kickstarter With Slimmer Design and Color Display

Tuesday February 24, 2015 6:40 am PST by
Pebble today revealed the Pebble Time, a new smartwatch in its line of smart wearable devices that includes the company's first color-based display and introduces a thinner, more ergonomic design than its predecessor. Launched on Kickstarter earlier this morning, Pebble promises that power consumption of the new device is greatly lowered thanks to the e-paper display, giving the Pebble Time a...

Pebble Unfazed by Apple Watch, Plans New Hardware and Software in 2015

Monday February 2, 2015 7:03 am PST by
While much of the wearables focus remains on the upcoming Apple Watch launch, Pebble continues to push forward with its own smartwatch platform that began as a record-setting Kickstarter project and has blossomed into a successful company. Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky recently discussed the company's extensive plans for new hardware in the upcoming year, along with a few details of Pebble's...