Fitbit to end support for Pebble smartwatches on June 30

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Fitbit today has made it clear once and for all that it will end support for Pebble smartwatches on June 30. Fitbit acquired Pebble along with smartwatch team and assets related to their software platform back in 2016. The company will put an end to most of Pebble’s features including App Store, the forum, cloud development tool, voice recognition features, and SMS and email replies.

Pebble’s core Apps for iOS and Android will still function for now and the notifications which are a main feature of smartwatches will also work as long as the core apps are functional. As a part of the appreciation, Fitbit is offering $50 off on a Fitbit Ionic smartwatch to Pebble users who still own a device with a valid serial number.

To redeem the offer, users who have purchased Pebble device prior to December 7, 2016, and opted in to receive Fitbit’s marketing communications, will receive an email with additional details. For users who have purchased after December 2016 need to register here for the Pebble discount updates. Fitbit says that Pebble users can expect the same level of experience they had in 2017 until June 30th, 2018.

While the Pebble devices and mobile apps will continue to work after June 30, 2018, Pebble services will end their support on June 30th. The company also made it clear that there would be no further updates to Pebble’s mobile apps for iOS and Android and the latest versions of both Pebble apps remain compatible with iOS 11 and Android 8.1 Oreo.

Apart from shutting down, Fitbit mentioned that it will merge few of the Pebble features like Globetrot by MicroByte, Slides of Time by Morris Timm, and StepVerse by Valorin into Fitbit OS and are already available in the Fitbit App Gallery.