Rebble will unofficially provide Pebble users with web services

The platform, started up by a former Pebbler and endorse by former CEO Eric Migicovsky, is now trying to get fans to import their data by June 30.

Pole position: Galaxy S9, LG G7, RED Hydrogen One | #PNWeekly 289

On this week’s show: the flagship smartphones of 2018 begin to reveal themselves in mysterious ways and the app and ecosystem shutdowns that flew by.

Pebble support wraps up in June, Fitbit offering discount on Ionic

If you own a Pebble product, you’ll be able to take $50 off a new Ionic. And soon, you’ll have more of a reason to drop your Time Round or Steel.

Will the Fitbit smartwatch ever launch? Was the Pebble acquisition all for naught?

The app store has reportedly been getting doubtful glances from third-party developers and even Spotify. Will Fitbit make it up by the fall?

The LG G6 sucks, but kinda only in this one aspect… | #PNWeekly 248

We discuss that aspect as well as our review process for lacking coverage in that specific aspect and, of course, Burger King. All in this week’s show!

Fitbit’s first ‘proper’ smartwatch needs more time to iron out production kinks

Similar in design to the fitness-centric Blaze, but with GPS support and extra smarts in tow, Fitbit’s full-on smartwatch isn’t ready for primetime yet.

Fitbit makes progress getting Pebble watches to work independent of cloud services

Fitbit still has some work to do to ensure Pebble watches will work 6 or 12 months from now, but cloud reliance is gradually being decreased.

Forget MWC 2017, how about Android Oreo in space? | #PNWeekly 241

So, forget the whole MWC 2017 thing, let’s just do a whole podcast on Snapchat Spectacles, LTE-U and Android Pocky. How’s about that?

What chance do small companies stand versus giants?

You might be a fan of the little guy in technology. Maybe…

Fitbit disappoints in holiday quarter, letting go 110 employees

A sluggish holiday quarter and an overall sluggish year is the word from Fitbit. But the company did come away from 2016 with some new assets it can use.

The Information: Fitbit job cuts expected following holiday sales slump

No numbers have been detailed. The company is expected to give a downbeat overview of its fourth quarter performance on January 30.

Fitbit reportedly tried to buy Jawbone as well, but lowball offer blocked the deal

Believe it or not, wearable tech veteran Jawbone is not desperate enough… just yet to accept any acquisition offer from arch-nemesis Fitbit.

Fitbit snaps up software platform and ‘team’ behind stylish Vector smartwatches

Wearable market leader Fitbit continues its acquisition spree by adding Vector’s software expertise to a portfolio also consisting of former Pebble assets.

2016’s biggest tech winners and losers

2016 was certainly a tumultuous year for many tech companies, but these are the industry’s five biggest winners and five biggest losers in our opinion.

Samsung Fights Verizon over Note 7 and Nokia Launches a Phone | #PNWeekly 231

Samsung fights Verizon over disabling the Note 7 and Nokia launches a phone which North Americans won’t buy. Time for the #PNWeekly Podcast episode 231!

Fitbit hopes to rain down Pebble’s cloud services through 2017

Many of the core apps on Pebble OS utilize cloud services, so the goal is to dismantle those links. Third-party services will have to wind down.

RIP Pebble and Apple’s business post iPhone | #PNWeekly 230

On our podcast, we rip into Fitbit’s handling of its acquisition of Pebble and look into our crystal balls (as if we don’t do that enough) on Apple.

No shipments for Pebble Time 2, Core, Time Round with Fitbit acquisition

The smartwatch maker calls it quits in an abrupt fashion, leaving many without a fancy new smartwatch and a long refunding process ahead.

Fitbit may only be interested in Pebble’s software, Time 2 and Core nearing cancellation [Update: confirmed]

Wearable market leader Fitbit is almost certainly closing in on buying smartwatch pioneer Pebble, but only for the latter’s software “assets.”

OnePlus updates coming and FitBit buying Pebble? | #PNWeekly 229

Is FitBit buying Pebble? Will OnePlus fix 3T touch latency and deliver a fast Nougat update? Will HP release another Windows Phone? We discuss in our podcast!

What could the FitBit/Pebble deal ultimately mean?

FitBit is looking to buy Pebble for $40 million. We look at the implications of the Pebble deal and what it could mean for the future of wearables.

The Information: Fitbit may buy Pebble

Fitbit has been on a good streak, but is worried about product engagement. Pebble has great engagement, but no money. Will it be a match?

Pebble 2 goes up for pre-orders, $100 Pebble 2 SE slated for November launch

The $130 HR monitor-including Pebble 2 wearable is widely available for pre-orders now, while the lower-end, lower-cost 2 SE is due out next month.

OG Pebble Time smartwatch up for grabs at crazy low $70 ($80 off list) on eBay

Time isn’t exactly on the first-gen Pebble Time’s side anymore, but the cross platform-supporting smartwatch makes up for its age with low pricing.

Pebble OS 4.0 streamlines access to Health, Timeline, Launcher

The Timeline gets streamlined down the stream while Health gets a bump up and quick shortcuts are just a long press around the corner.