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21 Reasons Why We Think Fitbit Versa Is Better Than Apple Watch As A Fitness Tracker-Smartwatch Hybrid

The Apple watch already established itself as a capable smartwatch. However, there are opinions that prefer to take the side of the Fitbit Versa as the better one with superior fitness-tracking capabilities.

Wearable Tech May 8, 2018

Fitbit Announces Pebble Smartwatch Will Get Only Six More Months Of Support

The Pebble Smartwatch’s ecosystem has a time limit, and Fitbit has revealed how long the system will work. While the watch will still work, a lot of features will be cut.

Wearable Tech January 26, 2018

Spotify Hardware In The Works? Job Posting Reveals Ambition To Create Wearables, Smart Home Devices

A job listing revealed that Spotify is thinking about getting into the hardware business. The device that the music streaming service is planning is apparently inspired by the Snap Spectacles, the Amazon Echo, and the Pebble Watch.

Business Tech April 25, 2017

Pebble Final Update Will Keep It Ticking After Cloud Services Shuts Down

Pebble is releasing its final update for the watch as it ushers into the Fitbit era. Pebble owners can still enjoy the watch even after the cloud server shuts down.

Wearable Tech April 6, 2017

Pebble Acquisition Was A Bargain Deal Far Cheaper Than Initially Estimated: Fitbit Confirms $23M Price

Fitbit has finally disclosed the price it paid to acquire Pebble and it was quite a bargain deal. While the acquisition was initially estimated to cost between $34 and $40 million, Fitbit just revealed that it paid only $23 million for Pebble.

Business Tech February 23, 2017

Fitbit Intends To Lay Off 10 Percent Employees, Per Reports

Fitbit recently acquired Pebble for $40 million and now the company is reportedly set to lay off almost 10 percent of its 1600 total workforce. The company is apparently considering the decision due to low sales.

Business Tech January 30, 2017

They Met Their Demise In 2016: Saying Goodbye To Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Microsoft's Tay, Pebble, Google Project Ara, And Vine

In 2016, a lot of tech products and whatnot had to say good-bye, from Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 and Google's Project Ara to Microsoft's chatbot Tay. That said, here are five of the top tech that 'died' last year.

January 2, 2017

Fitbit To Continue Pebble Smartwatch Services Through 2017: No Need To Panic About Your Wearable Getting Bricked

Fitbit has announced that it will only support Pebble devices for the rest of next year. Pebble owners would have to turn to third-party developers and the Pebble community to keep the device going beyond that timeline.

Wearable Tech December 15, 2016

Pebble Is No More: Here Are Some Smartwatch Alternatives To Consider Instead

Now that Fitbit has bought Pebble, highly acclaimed Pebble smartwatches will no longer crowd the flimsy smartwatch market. Here are a few worthy smartwatch alternatives in light of Pebble’s eventual pullout.

Wearable Tech December 7, 2016

As Fitbit Acquires Pebble, You Need To Say Goodbye To Pebble Time 2 And Core

As fitness device maker Fitbit Inc. gears up to acquire startup Pebble Technology Corp., consumers need to bid adieu to the Pebble Core and Time 2 devices from the latter. Fitbit will reportedly cancel these devices.

Business Tech December 7, 2016

Fitbit Is Buying Pebble For Up To $40 Million: What Will Happen Next For The Two Wearable Device Companies?

Fitbit is said to be buying struggling smartwatch maker Pebble for a price between $34 million and $40 million. What will come next for the two wearable device companies after the acquisition?

Wearable Tech December 1, 2016

Smartwatch Sales Down By More Than Half In The Third Quarter Of 2016

Smartwatches may have caught the public’s attention in previous years after its worldwide release. But it seems the smartwatch industry now is a thing of the past, following a decrease in overall sales in the third quarter of 2016.

Wearable Tech October 25, 2016

Pebble 2 Review Roundup: Good Battery And Affordable Price, But Don't Expect Too Much

The first Pebble 2 reviews are in, so let's see what critics think about this affordable gadget that tries to combine smartwatch and fitness tracking functionality without compromising battery life.

Wearable Tech October 5, 2016

Pebble Rolls Out Smartwatch Update 4.0: Better Interface, Overhauled Health App

Pebble rolls out Version 4.0 for both its smartwatch firmware and mobile apps. Improvements made to the Pebble Health app, the timeline, Launch menu and system animations focus on speed.

Wearable Tech September 1, 2016

Pebble Ends Third Kickstarter Campaign For Pebble 2 And Time 2, Raises Less Than Last Year

Pebble recently closed off its third Kickstarter campaign, and the company fared less majestic than last year. In 2016, the Pebble 2 and Time 2 smartwatches scored slightly more than half the sum from 2015.

Wearable Tech July 1, 2016

Pebble Time Round Now Available In Polished Silver And Gold

Pebble has come up with special Kickstarter editions for its Time Round smartwatch. The Pebble Time Round will be available in polished Silver and Gold options.

Wearable Tech June 16, 2016

Pebble Launches Happiness App And Opens 'Black Box' Of Activity-Tracking Algorithms

Pebble said that third-party developers may use its motion-tracking algorithms. What is more, the company rolled out a Happiness app that gauges the mood of its users and it also finished a study correlating social behavior with sleep schedule.

Apps/Software June 9, 2016

The Pebble Core Will Be The First Standalone Wearable To Integrate Amazon Alexa

The Pebble Core just became much more interesting, as the company announced that it will integrate Amazon's Alexa voice assistant technology. Users can still participate in the Kickstarter campaign to be among the first ones to receive the device.

Wearable Tech June 3, 2016

Pebble Returns To Kickstarter: Smartwatches Pebble 2 And Time 2, Running Accessory Core

Pebble Technology has once again launched a new Kickstarter campaign. In the campaign, the company introduces its new smartwatches Pebble 2 and Time 2 as well as a cellular-connected wearable device.

Wearable Tech May 25, 2016

Pebble Time Smartwatch And Mobile App Get New Features With Latest Update

Pebble has released a new update that will provide more health and fitness functionality to the Pebble Time smartwatch line. Among the new features is the Mobile Health Snapshot, which serves as a hub for all fitness and sleep-related information.

Wearable Tech May 11, 2016

Pebble Smartwatch App Counts Your Steps And Monitors Your Progress 'Super Mario Bros' Style

Stay healthy 'Super Mario Bros.' style with Steps with Mario for the Pebble smartwatch. This is just the thing for health buffs who are huge fans of the old-school game.

Apps/Software May 2, 2016

Pebble's Latest Update Brings iOS Text Replies To Verizon iPhones

Verizon customers who have Pebble smartwatches can now send canned replies to messages from iOS users. They can also send voice notes and emoji.

Wearable Tech April 5, 2016

Pebble To Lay Off 25 Percent Of Workforce: Trouble In The Smartwatch Industry?

Pebble announced it will lay off 40 employees equivalent to about 25 percent of its workforce. Does the move signal trouble brewing in the fledgling wearable device industry?

Business March 24, 2016

Pebble Drops Prices Of Smartwatches: Pebble Time Now Sells For $150, Time Round For $200

Pebble slices $50 off from two of its top sellers. Meanwhile, it opens up retail sales of its smartwatches in the UK and EU.

Wearable Tech March 2, 2016

Apple Watch Trumps All Other Smartwatches In Market Share: Two-Thirds Of All Shipments

Canalys market research revealed the top four most purchased smartwatches of 2015. Thanks to a huge boost in demand, Apple bested its rivals and secured the first place by marking up two-thirds of the global market share.

Wearable Tech February 7, 2016

Pebble Time Gets Updated, Adds Health-Tracking Watch Faces And Custom Replies To SMS

Pebble has rolled out a new software update into its smartwatches. Pebble Time now gets treated with new watch faces, chat features and more.

Wearable Tech February 4, 2016

Pebble Time Gets Firmware Update, Adds New Timeline User Interface And Removes Eight-App Storage Limit

Pebble has released the latest firmware version for its smartwatches: version 3.8. The update brings nifty features, including a new Timeline User Interface to its older models, and removes the eight-app storage limit.

Apps/Software December 17, 2015

Pebble Announces Launch Of Native Fitness Tracking App Called Pebble Health

Pebble rolled out its native activity and sleep tracking app, called Pebble Health, as part of its Firmware 3.8 update.

Wearable Tech December 15, 2015

Pebble Time Round Smartwatch Gets $50 Discount For The Holidays

The Pebble Time Round smartwatch just got a neat discount in the U.S., dropping $50 off its price tag for the holidays. The gadget is now available for just $199.99 instead of its regular $249.99.

Gadgets December 15, 2015

Pebble Classic And Steel Smartwatches Set To Get Timeline UI Update

Pebble announced that it will roll out an update to its operating system to bring its Timeline UI to its first-generation smartwatches, the Classic and Steel.

Wearable Tech December 10, 2015

Pebble Slashes Up To 35 Percent Off On Some Smartwatches: Grab One Now

Pebble has already announced its Black Friday promotions, with the discounted prices already available. Customers can enjoy discounts of up to 35 percent for Pebble smartwatches.

Wearable Tech November 23, 2015

Pebble Time Round Smartwatch Is Great, But Its App Ecosystem Needs Some Work

Critics are digging into the Pebble Time Round smartwatch. From what they have to say, the device is great but still needs more apps to keep users entertained.

Wearable Tech November 10, 2015

The Pebble Time Round Is Now Available Online For $250, Preorders Ship Out Nov. 8

Pebble makes the Time Round smarwatch available on its online store, with expected shipping within two to four weeks. Shipments for preorders start Nov. 8.

Wearable Tech November 6, 2015

Pebble Time Round Review Roundup: Watch First, Smartwatch Second

Pebble has another smartwatch up its sleeve for this year and it's called the Pebble Time Round. It's the company's first circular watch that ultimately favors style over substance.

Wearable Tech November 6, 2015

Pebble Time Round Launching On Nov. 8, But New Orders May Take 2-4 Weeks To Ship

The Pebble Time Round will hit retail on Nov. 8, but orders placed now will take longer to arrive. The first round smartwatch from Pebble looks classy, works on iOS and Android, has a powerful battery and sports a very friendly user interface.

Wearable Tech November 6, 2015

You Can Now Control Pebble Time Apps With Voice Commands

Pebble and Nuance have teamed up to work out a new dictation API for Pebble smartwatches. Though Pebble has brought more voice control to its wearables, iOS users probably shouldn't get too excited just yet.

Wearable Tech October 16, 2015

What's The Wearable For You? Swatch-Like Pebble Time Round Or Pebble Time Steel

Pebble's first circular dial smartwatch, the Pebble Time Round, is now available for $249.99. The round dial and the thinness gives it an edge over the Pebble Time Steel.

Wearable Tech September 24, 2015

Pebble’s Latest Smartwatch Is Round, Thin And Looks Great

Pebble has announced its first round smartwatch, the Pebble Time Round. Not only is the device the first round watch from Pebble, but it is also very thin and sleek, coming in at only 7.5 mm thick.

Wearable Tech September 23, 2015

Pebble Adds Countdown On Website: What Could It Be For?

Pebble placed a mysterious countdown on its site and fueled it up further with a post on Twitter. While the company gave no hint on what to expect, all speculations are expected to end on Sept. 23.

Wearable Tech September 21, 2015

You Can Now Reserve Pebble Time Steel For $250

Customers who will preorder the Pebble Time Steel, the more expensive version of the Pebble Time, will see shipments begin in about six to eight weeks.

Wearable Tech August 7, 2015

Pebble Time Firmware Update Adds Birghter Backlight, Vibration Setings, And More

Pebble rolls out the latest update for Pebble Time firmware and Android app. Here are the latest tweaks and features.

Wearable Tech July 24, 2015

Pebble Time Smartwatch Starts To Hit Retail Stores

The Pebble Time is available at Best Buy now, and will be at Target the week of August 17th.

Wearable Tech July 20, 2015

Pebble Time Steel Will Be On Wrists Of Early Backers End Of July

Pebble will begin shipping out reward Pebble Time Steel devices by the final week of July. Backers of the smartwatch who are at the end of the line should receive their tracking numbers by the end of August.

Wearable Tech July 14, 2015

It's Time: Pebble Time Preorders Begin At Best Buy, Shipment Starts Early July

Pebble begins accepting preorders for its third-generation smartwatch. Here’s how you can get a Pebble Time.

Wearable Tech June 23, 2015

Pebble Time Preorders Start June 22 Exclusively On Best Buy

U.S. customers who want to get their Pebble Time can soon preorder one from Best Buy.

Wearable Tech June 13, 2015

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