Google Acquires Fitbit

Google Acquires Fitbit

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Google has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Fitbit. The company made the announcement in a post earlier today.

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Over the years, Google has made progress with partners in this space with Wear OS and Google Fit, but we see an opportunity to invest even more in Wear OS as well as introduce Made by Google wearable devices into the market. Fitbit has been a true pioneer in the industry and has created engaging products, experiences and a vibrant community of users. By working closely with Fitbit’s team of experts, and bringing together the best AI, software and hardware, we can help spur innovation in wearables and build products to benefit even more people around the world.

Google aspires to create tools that help people enhance their knowledge, success, health and happiness. This goal is closely aligned with Fitbit’s long-time focus on wellness and helping people live healthier, more active lives. But to get this right, privacy and security are paramount. When you use our products, you’re trusting Google with your information. We understand this is a big responsibility and we work hard to protect your information, put you in control and give you transparency about your data. Similar to our other products, with wearables, we will be transparent about the data we collect and why. We will never sell personal information to anyone. Fitbit health and wellness data will not be used for Google ads. And we will give Fitbit users the choice to review, move, or delete their data.
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Google says it plans to work closely with Fitbit to combine the best of their respective smartwatch and fitness tracker platforms. Google is paying $7.35 per share for Fitbit in an all-cash deal which totals about $2.1 billion.

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Google Acquires Fitbit

Arnold Ziffle - November 1, 2019 at 9:01pm
The reason people buy Fitbit is because it’s NOT google.
BritBratExpat - November 1, 2019 at 9:11pm
Absolutely agree. Not it’s gonna turn to shite like what they did to Nest!
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