Fitbit Acquires Pebble Officially: It Keeps Its Intellectual Property, But Kills Its Smartwatches

Less than a week ago came the rumor: Fitbit would be close to buying Pebble for a less than fair amount.However, the days went by and nothing more was known about the subject, although it remained very latent in the technological ecosystem, perhaps pending the final approval.

Today the purchase has become official. According to ejinhua, Pebble has confirmed on its website that it will lower the curtain and stop manufacturing and distribute all its devices, promising refunds to all users who supported their campaigns on Kickstarter and who have not received their orders. This is how a small industry giant dies.

The now former company of wearables announced a few hours ago by a publication on Twitter that will stop producing and selling new hardware, accompanied by the hashtag #FitbitXPebble, confirming previous rumors of purchase by the other giant that currently bears the crown of Sales worldwide.

On the other hand, the link published in the tweet leads to a statement from Eric Pegble’s CEO Eric Migikovsky, which states that despite having sold more than two million smart watches over the years they were in Asset, for various reasons it is impossible for the company to continue to operate independently, and this resolution was reached.

What Will Happen To My Pebble?

Migikovsky also points out that Pebbles currently on users’ wrists will continue to function normally, but warns that support and development of new features will gradually slow down until it will inevitably stop altogether.

The warranty will also cease to be valid, that is to say that the technical service of the company itself has stopped working. However, the support page and forums will continue to work to provide support to users who require it. On the other hand, accessories such as cables, straps, among other things, will continue to be sold in third-party stores, such as Amazon.

Finally, it is also mentioned that users who supported the Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 campaign and whose orders have not been sent due to production delays will receive a full refund without the need for additional actions, ie the Pebble team will handle the whole process.

Additional details about the exact amount of the purchase and the Fitbit plans for the future are unknown. However, since the company acquired only the intellectual property and assets of the company, killing its hardware, it is hoped that in the future we will see new devices with an enhanced user experience powered by the Pebble platform.

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Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

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Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

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Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Source: thenextweb.com

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

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Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Source: thenextweb.com

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Source: thenextweb.com

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Source: thenextweb.com

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Source: thenextweb.com

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Source: thenextweb.com

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Source: thenextweb.com

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Source: thenextweb.com

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Source: thenextweb.com

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Source: thenextweb.com

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Source: thenextweb.com

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Source: thenextweb.com

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Source: thenextweb.com

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Source: thenextweb.com

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Source: thenextweb.com

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Source: thenextweb.com

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

Fitbit officially buys Pebble, but kills its smartwatches

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