February 10, 2020 5:13 pm
Google’s plan to buy Fitbit Inc is running into a wall of antitrust and privacy worries in the US, Europe and Australia, where competition officials are increasingly wary of how internet giants can exert control over data
January 16, 2020 1:15 pm
Fitbit has activated the blood oxygen monitoring or SpO2 feature on its wearables including Versa, Iconic, as well as Charge 3. Though Fitbit included the SpO2 hardware in its wearables, it is only recently that the company seems to have activated it.
January 11, 2020 12:39 pm
The US International Trade Commission, in a statement, said the probe would also look at devices by made by California-based Ingram Micro Inc as well as China-based Maintek Computer Co Ltd and Inventec Appliances.
December 13, 2019 6:27 pm
The $2.1 billion Fitbit deal will give search and advertising giant Google the capability to take on Apple and Samsung in the crowded market for fitness trackers and smartwatches.
November 15, 2019 8:47 am
Fitbit OS 4.1 has been announced, which will bring new features to the company's range of smartwatches. Fitbit says the OS 4.1 for its smartwatches adds new sleep features and more functionality straight from the home screen, and new advanced heart rate algorithm on Versa 2.
November 11, 2019 6:46 pm
Fitbit Versa 2 review: The Versa 2 is no doubt an improvement over the original Versa, especially on the display and battery front. All that said, it would be hard to recommend the Versa 2 to an iPhone user.
November 03, 2019 1:14 pm
Facebook too was in the race to buy Fitbit, but Google paid double for the fitness tracking band. On late Friday, Google confirmed that it had agreed to by Fitbit for $2.1 billion, a leading fitness tracker company.
November 02, 2019 10:04 am
Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit Inc means two of the largest technology companies now dominate the US market for fitness tracking devices and data, and the purchase is already coming under fire from US lawmakers.
November 01, 2019 8:16 pm
Google will pay $7.35 a share for San Francisco-based Fitbit, according to a statement Friday. That represents a 71 per cent premium to Fitbit’s stock price.
November 02, 2019 6:52 am
Google has officially bought fitness-tracking major Fitbit for $2.1 billion, which will allow it to take on Apple's booming wearables business.
May 13, 2016 4:46 pm
Pebble announces its smartwatch range in India but the competition is fierce. Here are the top smartwatch options to consider
January 11, 2016 8:43 pm