Rest in peace Pebble. Fitbit announced today that it will be ending support for the Apple Watch forbearer on June 20.
Fitbit purchased assets from Pebble in 2016 and used that to help create its own Fitbit OS used in devices like the Ionic smartwatch.
Here’s more from a Fitbit blog post:
Pebble devices and mobile apps will continue to work after June 20, 2018, but the following Pebble services will end:
Voice recognition features
SMS and email replies
Timeline pins from third-party apps (Calendar pins will keep working)
CloudPebble development tool
There will be no further updates to the Pebble app for iOS. It will continue to work on iOS 11, but could be broken with future iOS updates.
Fitbit is offering a $50 discount on the Ionic to Pebble users.
While most iOS users interested in a smartwatch are using an Apple Watch, Pebble was the first device to show the potential of a multi-faceted wrist-worn device.
Our Ionic review