With Fitbit on the verge of buying assets from Pebble, it remains a question as to what will happen to the currently available Pebble smartwatches and services. In a statement released to the press, the company sources revealed that it will continue to run Pebble services and software through 2017.
According to latest reports, Fitbit will not kill Pebble services until 2018. This means you will be able to get support and warranty from the company until the end of 2018. However, you need not have to expect replacements and software upgrades.
Fitbit plans to update Pebble mobile apps
Commenting on the development, Jon Barlow, who is part of Fitbit’s transition team, added that the freshly-formed team is not planning to brick Pebble smartwatches in active service. He said that Pebble SDK, CloudPebble, Timeline APIs, firmware availability including mobile apps and developer center are all elements of an excellent ecosystem built by Pebble. Barlow revealed that developers are encouraged to create and update their own apps.
Furthermore, Fitbit is planning to update Pebble’s mobile apps. The company is also gearing up to decrease the dependability on scattered cloud services. This is required for various actions such as authentication and analytics. After the release of the new update, Pebble Health app will continue to work normally since it will not have to depend on cloud services.
The main question regarding the future of Pebble is the availability of few third-party services such as dictation, messaging and weather. It remains to be seen as to whether these services will be available after the transition update. According to sources, Fitbit is planning to streamline the services to ensure they run smoothly without interruption.
If you have a Pebble smartwatch, you should establish contact with the company to make sure that you get adequate support. We would suggest you contact them via email or social media channels.