The end of Pebble: What Twitter is saying

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2016 has taken another fatality: Pebble. The smartwatch maker has confirmed rumours it is to be bought, with Fitbit acquiring the software and intellectual property, and leaving the hardware to die. Acquisitions happen all the time but totally ending a line of products so young - that's a little harder to swallow. A lot of people were annoyed when Facebook bought Oculus, but the hardware continued course as intended. Fitbit just paid $40 million to have one less competitor.

What's frustrating for Pebble users is that many, understandably, feel like they've been left in the lurch. Pebble confirmed that it won't be shipping the Time 2 or Core, and that support for existing Pebbles will eventually be phased out. It will be refunding unfulfilled pledges, but "by March 2017", and it won't be offering warranty support for existing models.

If there were a Simpsons scene to best sum up this moment, it would probably be this one.

Pebble users and pledgers have taken to Twitter to express their sadness, anger and all other emotions, some of which we've included below.

There were the sad sentiments

The disappointed

Those who are mad at Pebble

Those who are mad at Fitbit

Or at both...

The ones with really bad timing

And those who are feeling ALL the emotions

But some are optimistic for what's ahead


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Now at Business Insider, Hugh originally joined Wareable from TechRadar where he’d been writing news, features, reviews and just about everything else you can think of for three years.

Hugh is now a correspondent at Business Insider.

Prior to Wareable, Hugh freelanced while studying, writing about bad indie bands and slightly better movies. He found his way into tech journalism at the beginning of the wearables boom, when everyone was talking about Google Glass and the Oculus Rift was merely a Kickstarter campaign - and has been fascinated ever since.

He’s particularly interested in VR and any fitness tech that will help him (eventually) get back into shape. Hugh has also written for T3, Wired, Total Film, Little White Lies and China Daily.


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