The Pebble smartwatch has finally started to arrive in the hands of its buyers, only for some customers to find that their watch is having problems — not the least of which is bricking after shutdown.
The glitch-screen issue.
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A visit to the Pebble support forum reveals that for a number of users, the watch can:
Suffer from a battery that drains overnight, rather than the seven-plus days of battery life promised
Overheat and cause a burn (it is important to note that only one user has reported this)
Refuse to turn back on after being turned off.
To date, around 30,000 Pebble watches have shipped, according to Engadget, and the company has received around 30 reports of the bricking issue. Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky told the website that the company will replace free of charge any watch that refuses to turn back on.
CNET Australia has contacted Pebble for comment and will update this story when we have more information.