Support for the Pebble smartwatch ends on June 30th, but that doesn’t mean it has to end up lost in a drawer. Thanks to Rebble, Pebble owners get to have an app store, mobile app support, and firmware updates. The catch is you need to link your Pebble account to Rebble’s service before the end of June because that’s when Pebble’s servers shut down. If you don’t, you miss out and your Pebble watch turns into a nerd bracelet. Rebble is free, but you’ll have to pay for a subscription to get voice dictation and weather service support.
Good news, Pebble owners, your smartwatch isn’t a paperweight just yet. Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Fitbit making it possible to side load apps onto Pebble smartwatches, plus they explain whole-home VPN protection.
Pebble smartwatch owners got a welcome iPhone app update this week that removes the dependency on the company’s cloud servers for firmware updates and app installation. The update addresses a concern users and developers have had ever since Fitbit bought Pebble last year.