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Google’s Fitbit deal needs close scrutiny, privacy groups warn

July 02, 2020 2:52 pm

Google said in a statement on Wednesday night that “this deal is about devices, not data. The wearables space is highly crowded, and we believe the combination of Google and Fitbit’s hardware efforts will increase competition in the sector, benefiting consumers and making the next generation of devices better and more affordable.”

Google-Fitbit deal criticised by consumer group as concerns grow

May 14, 2020 1:26 pm

Google’s plan to buy Fitbit is running into a wall of antitrust and privacy concerns in the US, Europe and Australia, where competition officials are increasingly wary of how internet giants can exert control over data.

Fitbit Charge 4 with built-in GPS and Spotify launched in India: Price, other details

April 01, 2020 1:04 pm

Fitbit has announced its Fitbit Charge 4 tracker in India, which comes with features like built-in GPS, Spotify, sleep tracking and other new features.

Google-Fitbit deal poses test for merger cops eyeing data giants

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

Fitbit rolls out SpO2 blood oxygen monitoring feature: How it works, use cases and more

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.

US to probe wearable monitoring devices from Fitbit, Garmin and others: Here's why

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.

US Justice Department to review Google's deal for Fitbit

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.

Fitbit OS 4.1 update announced with new clock faces, smart wake and more features

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. 

Fitbit Versa 2 review: Couple of clicks behind greatness

June 15, 2020 11:21 am

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.

Facebook wanted to buy Fitbit but Google paid more cash, report says

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. 


Pebble Time Steel, Fitbit Blaze, Apple Watch and more: Top smartwatches to consider

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