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 IFixIt.org 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.