As you might have heard, Fitbit has announced that they will be officially ending support for the Pebble watch this month. However the good news is that if you still think that the Pebble smartwatch is a great device that you want to keep using, it seems that it could be getting a second lease on life.
In a tweet by Pebble founder and former CEO Eric Migicovsky (via Engadget), he points Pebble owners towards a website called Rebble. Basically what this new service does is that it will replace certain key pieces of the Pebble ecosystem, such as the appstore, the firmware, and mobile apps. Essentially it sounds like Rebble wants to do what Fitbit won’t.
However the bad news is that Rebble admits that they might not be able to get everything up and running in time before support for the Pebble has come to an end. According to Rebble’s Katharine Berry, “However, Pebble is a complicated system, and we ended up with less time than we had hoped. I still expect that we will have at least some services up and running in time for the cutoff.”
Now whether or not you plan to sign up for an account with Rebble is up to you, but it should be noted that Pebble had previously released a software update that would allow the watch to continue working even after everything. If you’re fine with the Pebble as it is, then you could leave it in its current state. However if new updates and support is something you’re after, Rebble could be the next best thing.