Back in December of 2016, Fitbit officially acquired Pebble, a company that basically brought on the smartwatch craze several years back.
Fitbit Acquiring Pebble for ‘Less Than $40 Million’; Pebble Time 2 and Pebble Core Orders Being Refunded
Providing more details on Fitbit’s buyout of Pebble, Bloomberg reports that the buyout will cost “less than $40 million” to Fitbit and will be mainly related to hiring Pebble’s software engineers and other intellectual assets like its operating system and cloud services.
Pebble today announced its new smartwatch and successor to the original Pebble, the Pebble 2. In addition, the company also launched the Pebble Time 2. Both smartwatches feature a slightly refreshed design that has made them sleeker and reduced the bezel size surrounding the display.
Dating back to November of last year, the Pebble Time smartwatch has been, technically, capable of replying to text messages via a canned response, or through a voice memo.
The Pebble Time, the latest smartwatch from the folks at Pebble, could be getting another great feature thanks to a new “smartstrap.”
The Pebble lineup of smartwatches has received an update that adds a few more health-focused features, as well as new ways to communicate.
For wearables, especially smartwatches, adding as many features as possible is one way to stand out. Fitness tracking is something that many consider standard at this point.
In late September, Pebble unveiled its first round-faced smartwatch, the Pebble Time Round, with pre-orders kicking off shortly after.
After Pebble unveiled the Pebble Time, the followup to its successful smartwatch, the company immediately unveiled the Time Steel after that, a high-end variant of the wearable.