The Fight Over My Watch

Pebble using words to tell the timeThe Pebble and I have become inseparable. Helaine has even caught me forgetfully wearing it to bed a few times.

The Pebble is a scratch for an itch I didn’t know I had.

I’m lucky to have it. Lots of people don’t have theirs.

Recently, a buzz has erupted from the Pebble have-nots. They’re worried about problems with production or software or firmware or the plastic injection molding process that’s keeping all the watches black so far. The company has turned less talkative.

The angst is understandable. The watch was supposed to have fully shipped in September.

Last night posted a teardown report saying the Pebble didn’t have low power Bluetooth capability as claimed. The buzz grew louder.

This morning Pebble released their unlikely, yet totally plausible, explanation. They’d used the right Bluetooth chips, which were marked incorrectly on purpose to get around some manufacturing paperwork snafu.

People are still pissed they don’t have their watches.

I hope Pebble survives. I really like mine.

2 thoughts on “The Fight Over My Watch”

  1. Geoff, I got mine the same day as you, mine is all boxed up going back via FEDEX today. Just a few days out of the box horizontal lines appeared everytime I got an email or text or even just touched a button. Took forever and some irate tweets for them to finally issue an RA.
    Time will tell how long to get the replacement.
    The fact you have had no problems gives me some hope when I do finally get my replacement it works as good as yours.
    Based on Pebble Forums, Im not the only one with this problem.

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