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Topic # 205899 1-Dec-2016 20:10
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So story going around tonight is that pebble is selling to fitbit

 

 

 

https://9to5mac.com/2016/11/30/fitbit-purchasing-phasing-out-smartwatch-maker-pebble/

 

I backed the new pebble time 2 watch on kickstarter a few months ago and still don't have it so not holding out much hope in getting it now.

 

 


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  Reply # 1680843 1-Dec-2016 20:14
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No! I love my Pebbles!

 

I also backed the Pebble 2 (not the Time 2) and it arrived yesterday. Already enjoying fiddling with it. The voice to text works surprisingly well. Silicon strap is very svelte and the screen is nice and big and clear to read.




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  Reply # 1680844 1-Dec-2016 20:21
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No! I love my Pebbles!

 

I also backed the Pebble 2 (not the Time 2) and it arrived yesterday. Already enjoying fiddling with it. The voice to text works surprisingly well. Silicon strap is very svelte and the screen is nice and big and clear to read.

 

 

I did get a pebble 2 from amazon (as it was faster than getting it from pebble as they had no stock).  Was going to give it to someone as a xmas present but no point now if it wont get updated if issues happen.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1680845 1-Dec-2016 20:27
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NO NO NO


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  Reply # 1680846 1-Dec-2016 20:34
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Really hope my Pebble Time 2 still arrives via Kickstarter! There hasn't been much of an update in that space lately...

 

Fitbit products seem to fall to pieces very easily...




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  Reply # 1680847 1-Dec-2016 20:36
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KJClayton:

 

Really hope my Pebble Time 2 still arrives via Kickstarter! There hasn't been much of an update in that space lately...

 

Fitbit products seem to fall to pieces very easily...

 

 

I really do as well, but I have sent them a message saying if they can't update or supply within the next 7 days I want a refund.


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  Reply # 1680907 1-Dec-2016 21:25
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I too backed a PT2 on kickstarter. Love my kickstarted P1 and my kickstarted PT1.

 

Hope I still get it!





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  Reply # 1680945 1-Dec-2016 22:09
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I'm hoping this is not true however given that when the news broke pebble posted the following emoticon on twitter "¯\_(ツ)_/¯" so it's looking rather grim.

 

I am also waiting on the pebble time 2 and a pebble core. The pebble core was looking like a really cool bit of kit for hackers.

 

I asked pebble for a status update on the pebble time 2 about a week ago and they said

 

 

Thanks for checking in!

Time 2 and Polished Time Round rewards have experienced a production delay which we're still working to correct, which may affect delivery.

We don't have details to share for their delivery yet, but we'll share an update before December with more detail. We apologize for being unable to share more specific detail now, but will provide it as soon as possible.

Thank you again for your support and patience!

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1680954 1-Dec-2016 22:26
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KJClayton:

 

Fitbit products seem to fall to pieces very easily...

 

 

We ordered several for a work health kick thing and all of the charge hr models have died they are obviously quite defective.


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  Reply # 1680970 1-Dec-2016 22:55
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KJClayton:

 

Fitbit products seem to fall to pieces very easily...

 

 

We ordered several for a work health kick thing and all of the charge hr models have died they are obviously quite defective.

 

 

I have a couple of their products namely the Fitbit Charge HR, Blaze and Charge 2. They all work and are still going strong to date. I am also unintentionally rough with them as they accidentally get bumped against tables, scraped against walls and squashed but still working exceptionally. I also gotta say the Charge 2 has exceptional battery life! It lasts so long after a full charge that I forget exactly how long before I have to charge it again!







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  Reply # 1684374 8-Dec-2016 06:30
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 And pebble is gone.

 

Sold to fitbit today, no new hardware, no more support or new features, they will look at a way to make the watch more independent from any pebbles online systems.

 

Warranties are also out now.

 

 

 

Just talked to amazon about a refund and now have to pay close to a $100 in courier fees back to the US as the device has a battery.


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  Reply # 1684421 8-Dec-2016 09:00
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Latest just out from Pebble :(

 

https://blog.getpebble.com/2016/12/07/fitbit/

 

 

 

What you need to know 

 

  • Pebble is no longer promoting, manufacturing, or selling any devices.
  • Pebble devices will continue to work as normal. No immediate changes to the Pebble user experience will happen at this time.
  • Pebble functionality or service quality may be reduced in the future.
  • Kickstarter backers who have not received their rewards will receive a full refund within 4-8 weeks as a chargeback to their credit cards. No further action is needed. For more information, please visit our Support page.
  • Orders from pebble.com are no longer being accepted or fulfilled, including Pebble 2 pre-orders, which have not yet been charged or shipped.
  • Warranty support is no longer available for Pebble watches. How-to information and troubleshooting can still be found on our Support page and in the Pebble Forum.
  • Returns of pebble.com orders that were successfully completed before December 7, 2016 will be refunded by our Support Team.
  • Pebble watches purchased at retail may be returned or exchanged based on the retailer’s return policy.
  • Pebblers can still find replacement charging cables and other compatible accessories (bands, skins, etc.) from Amazon.com and third-party vendors like GadgetWraps and Clockwork Synergy.
  • If you have any other questions about Pebble’s wind-down of operations, please visit this page.



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  Reply # 1684436 8-Dec-2016 09:10
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Yes my issue is that my credit card expired between July and now so they won't be able to refund me. Now I have to file a charge back which is just more time wasted

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  Reply # 1684494 8-Dec-2016 10:46
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Very poorly handled in the middle of a KS campaign. I have an original classic that fortunately hasn't had any problems.

 

Lots of ppl caught up in the current campaign will be outside the timeframe for chargebacks so will have to wait till March for refunds (ridiculous!).





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  Reply # 1684552 8-Dec-2016 12:03
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Just got a reply from Kickstarter saying that they should be able to still credit my credit card. They hope to have these day within 10 days and backers should get an email once it's been done.
Now I just have to sort out my return to Amazon

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