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    is it still ok to buy a pebble smart watch?

    I've read that Fitbit has bought out pebble. Am I still ok to buy my partner a pebble smart watch or is it pointless? Thankyou

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    Pebble smart watch WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! X)

    They are taking the I.P. but not carrying on the Pebble brand. So I would avoid purchasing one.

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    pjflo

    They are taking the I.P. but not carrying on the Pebble brand. So I would … They are taking the I.P. but not carrying on the Pebble brand. So I would avoid purchasing one.



    Ok thankyou

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    Could anyone recommend a different one that is suitable for an iPhone?

    You get one year until they start shutting servers. So if it's cheap go for it

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    It's reduced to £89.95 from Argos. It's the pebble time fitness smartwatch.

    clairelouisey

    It's reduced to £89.95 from Argos. It's the pebble time fitness … It's reduced to £89.95 from Argos. It's the pebble time fitness smartwatch.



    That's not bad, Fitbit have committed to supporting them throughout 2017 and during that time untethering it from the reliance on their servers so it will work beyond that. Pebble are no longer honouring warranties but you'll have one from Argos still anyway.

    I've got a brand new in box Black Pebble Time that I was going to list at the weekend for £60 + p&p at the weekend if you're interested

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    dcx_badass

    That's not bad, Fitbit have committed to supporting them throughout 2017 … That's not bad, Fitbit have committed to supporting them throughout 2017 and during that time untethering it from the reliance on their servers so it will work beyond that. Pebble are no longer honouring warranties but you'll have one from Argos still anyway.I've got a brand new in box Black Pebble Time that I was going to list at the weekend for £60 + p&p at the weekend if you're interested



    Unfortunately I would need it by Saturday as it would be a Christmas present for my partner. I've messaged Argos asking if pebble being bought out would effect the watch and they said no

    clairelouisey

    Unfortunately I would need it by Saturday as it would be a Christmas … Unfortunately I would need it by Saturday as it would be a Christmas present for my partner. I've messaged Argos asking if pebble being bought out would effect the watch and they said no


    Argos wouldn't have a clue about that, your warranty is just with them not Pebble (who now no longer exist).

    You're better off reading this:
    developer.pebble.com/blo…it/

    I wouldn't. Pebble "say" that it'll keep going for at least a year, and that they're trying to make the platform user-supported - but really, who knows. I wouldn't pay close to £100 for that. I have a Pebble Time Steel that I'm probably going to stop using, because I don't really trust that they'll do anything - there are reports that some people who purchased certain products that hadn't been shipped yet, aren't even receiving full refunds - so what hope is there for the rest of us that they're going to keep supporting it for free?

    The other part of it, regardless of whether it continues to get supported or not, is that an obsolete/end-of-life piece of tech really isn't a good gift. I wouldn't want to wear one out with all my mates joking about how my partner cares so much about me that they got me something on clearance because the company went out of business.

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    Muir

    I wouldn't. Pebble "say" that it'll keep going for at least a year, and … I wouldn't. Pebble "say" that it'll keep going for at least a year, and that they're trying to make the platform user-supported - but really, who knows. I wouldn't pay close to £100 for that. I have a Pebble Time Steel that I'm probably going to stop using, because I don't really trust that they'll do anything - there are reports that some people who purchased certain products that hadn't been shipped yet, aren't even receiving full refunds - so what hope is there for the rest of us that they're going to keep supporting it for free?The other part of it, regardless of whether it continues to get supported or not, is that an obsolete/end-of-life piece of tech really isn't a good gift. I wouldn't want to wear one out with all my mates joking about how my partner cares so much about me that they got me something on clearance because the company went out of business.



    He's a window cleaner so he's not exactly going to be wearing it whilst out with his mates so I think that's abit of a rude comment to make! Not all of us have the money to splash on an Apple Watch. We are not materialistic people.

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    dcx_badass

    Argos wouldn't have a clue about that, your warranty is just with them … Argos wouldn't have a clue about that, your warranty is just with them not Pebble (who now no longer exist).You're better off reading this:https://developer.pebble.com/blog/2016/12/14/first-steps-forward-with-fitbit/



    Thankyou, I've had a read and it seems quite positive. For £50 even if it only lasts 12 months I'll be happy

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    clairelouisey

    Thankyou, I've had a read and it seems quite positive. For £50 even if it … Thankyou, I've had a read and it seems quite positive. For £50 even if it only lasts 12 months I'll be happy



    I've just bought him the basic one for £49. It's only for window cleaning so he can check who's messaging him on his wrist rather than taking his gloves off to look at his phone.

    clairelouisey

    He's a window cleaner so he's not exactly going to be wearing it whilst … He's a window cleaner so he's not exactly going to be wearing it whilst out with his mates so I think that's abit of a rude comment to make! Not all of us have the money to splash on an Apple Watch. We are not materialistic people.



    Sorry, I didn't mean it rudely - I mean £100 isn't peanuts. Not suggesting that you buy an Apple Watch (I'd say don't buy one of those even if you want to spend that much money) - just that if you're going to spend £100, it seems a waste to spend it on something that everyone else knows is already outdated and dying.

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    Muir

    Sorry, I didn't mean it rudely - I mean £100 isn't peanuts. Not … Sorry, I didn't mean it rudely - I mean £100 isn't peanuts. Not suggesting that you buy an Apple Watch (I'd say don't buy one of those even if you want to spend that much money) - just that if you're going to spend £100, it seems a waste to spend it on something that everyone else knows is already outdated and dying.



    It's ok, I'm not very clued up on them to be Honest so I wouldn't have a clue what's compatible with iPhones and also waterproof?

    I'm not overly happy with Pebble. I backed the Pebble 2, received it, and the vibration stopped. Half way through a prolonged support period, we get the "goodbye and thanks for all the fish" update. Now they won't reply to me, and I'm left with a semi-functional watch.

    I believe as there's cloud based stuff going on, when they shut down the servers, it will limit the functionality of the watch. Because of that, you might be better looking at something else (which is a shame, because for the two days it worked, I loved my Pebble 2!!)
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