Avevamo già accennato qualche giorno fa che Fitbit era interessata a Pebble e le trattative erano già a buon punto, ma nelle ultime ore ne arriva la conferma.

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A dare la conferma dell’acquisizione di Pebble è la stessa società, con un comunicato sul proprio blog, dove vengono chiariti alcuni punti, ma la conferma arriva anche un comunicato stampa di Fitbit, che da quanto si legge non è minimamente interessata all’hardware dell’azienda, ma solo al software ed alle proprietà intellettuali, per migliorare i suoi prodotti e crearne di nuovi.

Ecco i punti che Pebble ha voluto chiarire sul suo blog:

  • Pebble is no longer promoting, manufacturing, or selling any devices.
  • Pebble devices will continue to work as normal. No immediate changes to the Pebble user experience will happen at this time.
  • Pebble functionality or service quality may be reduced in the future.
  • Kickstarter backers who have not received their rewards will receive a full refund by December 16, 2016 to their credit cards. No further action is needed. For more information, please visit our Support page.
  • It may take up to ten business days for the refund to appear on a backer’s credit or debit card statement. In the event that the initial refund attempt is unsuccessful, steps will be taken to ensure all refunds are successfully processed. Once a refund is successfully processed, backers will receive an email from Kickstarter notifying them of the amount of the refund and the payment source refunded.
  • Orders from pebble.com are no longer being accepted or fulfilled, including Pebble 2 pre-orders, which have not yet been charged or shipped.
  • Warranty support is no longer available for Pebble watches. How-to information and troubleshooting can still be found on our Support page and in the Pebble Forum.
  • Returns of pebble.com orders that were successfully completed before December 7, 2016 will be refunded by our Support Team.
  • Pebble watches purchased at retail may be returned or exchanged based on the retailer’s return policy.
  • Pebblers can still find replacement charging cables and other compatible accessories (bands, skins, etc.) from Amazon.com and third-party vendors like GadgetWraps and Clockwork Synergy.
  • If you have any other questions about Pebble’s wind-down of operations, please visit this page.