Chip pro New competitor for particle

Is this a direct competitor to Particle? I know it’s linux base so What do you guys think?
https://getchip.com/pages/chippro

I wouldn’t see as direct competor, since Particle is more than just the devices.
I’d rather put the Chip in relation with the RPi - and since the latter can now be playing with the Particle cloud it’s no impossible that Chips might chip in too :wink:

But there was a thread dealing with the Chip