Fitbit will officially kill support for Pebble smartwatches this summer
Fitbit is ending assist for Pebble smartwatches in June Pebble smartwatches.
The corporate, which acquired Pebble in December 2016, mentioned in a weblog publish that it’s going to prolong assist for Pebble smartwatches till June 2018. In different phrases, assist for Pebble will come to a ultimate finish this summer time. Lots of Pebble’s options can be shut down, together with Pebble’s AppStore, discussion board, and voice recognition options.
Even options like SMS and e-mail replies can be terminated. The Pebble cell apps for iOS and Android will proceed to work, however count on compatibility to be killed because of future iOS and Android OS updates. It is a disappointing ultimate chapter for the Kickstarter darling, but it surely makes complete sense for Fitbit, which wished to get into smartwatches.
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The corporate was in a position to get its arms on a wearable working system and thus flesh out its upcoming Ionic smartwatch with a purpose to higher compete with the Apple Watch and Android Put on watches. Though Fitbit did not purchase any of Pebble’s property, it did initially promise to maintain Pebble smartwatches going for a short time.
With at the moment‘s announcement, nonetheless, Pebble is killing off that life assist. Pebble can be lifeless from 30 June 2018. Fitbit is encouraging followers to purchase its personal merchandise now: “We invite the Pebble group to discover how acquainted highlights from the Pebble ecosystem are evolving on the Fitbit platform.” Fitbit may also low cost the Ionic.
It mentioned present Pebble wearable house owners can get $50 off the watch.