Fitbit to shutdown Pebble Smart Watches and mobile app services after six months. The wearable device maker Fitbit is extending its support of the Pebble smartwatches ecosystem through June 30, 2018.
Mobile apps for iOS and Android still working. These apps also considered to shutdown later with future iOS and Android OS updates. But smartwatch’s functions work until as long as the apps work. Pebble Smart Watches services and features Pebble’s App Store, the Pebble forum, the Pebble cloud development tool, voice recognition features, and SMS and email replies closing down. Pebble, an open-sourced smartwatches organization acquired by Fitbit in December 2016.
Combining Pebble’s talent and resources with Fitbit’s gave us the additional honor of welcoming the Pebble Smart Watches community as a part of our own,” Fitbit explained.
The Fitbit SDK is already quite accessible, allowing developers to sign up and start building technology programs using all-online tools. But in addition to the accessibility of the SDK. Fitbit wants to attract Pebble users with a discount. As users with a valid Pebble Smart Watches device serial number can get $50 off a Fitbit Ionic smartwatch. It’s currently the only device that runs Fitbit OS technology, and it’s useful to have if you want to test out any apps made with the SDK.
Fitbit claimed that it allowing Pebble smartwatches going for a period of time. Today’s announcement puts a deadline on that, with Fitbit saying that it would extend its support for the watches “for six more months, to June 30, 2018.”
The only way users can manage with the third-party apps is through other programs like Rebble. CloudPebble let developers write Pebble apps using all-online tools similar to how Fitbit Studio works technology now until June 30.