Wednesday , June 20 2018

Rumour: FitBit looking at purchasing Pebble

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It seems that connected fitness giant FitBit is likely to acquire the darling of crowdsource funding and the the lover of e-ink smartwatches, Pebble. The deal, yet to be confirmed by either party, could see Pebble change hands for a mere USD$40million (approximately AUD$54 million).

 

It would most likely seem that FitBit would be wanting to buy Pebble, as it has valuable IP and software experience that Fitbit could potentially utilise in new products as well as possibly existing health tracker bands … and its app. It would seem that for FitBit, this acquisition would be all about maintaining its crown as the wearables king or queen, whichever way you look at it. For Pebble users, though, the acquisition would likely mean that Pebble products will be “closed down over time.”

We will update this post as news comes to hand of the any potential acquisition on either party.

Source: The Information.
Via: Droid-Life, and TechCrunch.

Alex Dennis   Journalist

By day, Alex works within the Industrial Relations field/occupation but by night and in his spare down time he searches the net for anything and everything relating to Android and Chrome related products and news.

Other various interests Alex has include, Accessible transport for people with disabilities along with LGBTIQ and Health related fields and interests for again for people with disabilities.

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Yes this sounds bad for us with Pebble devices. I hope they do not sell it and stay independent and can keep developing market leading devices.

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