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[Update: DoJ Investigation continues] Google completes Fitbit buyout after months of scrutiny

Google has confirmed that its buyout of wearables maker Fitbit has completed, bringing to an end 13 months of investigations in the US and European Union. The deal is said to have cost Google $2.1bn, where it will sit as a Google subsidiary, not an Alphabet division. The biggest prize for Google is the estimated 29m...

Google’s Fitbit acquisition is cleared by EU with some conditions applied

Google and Fitbit are one step closer to final completion of their merger after the European Commission gave final approval following a four-month probe. Google bought the wearables pioneer back in November 2019 for a not-unsubstantial $2.1bn but has been awaiting clearance from global regulators including in the European Union, with questions raised over whether...

Get $50 off on the Fitbit Sense during Amazon’s Cyber Monday sale!

Wearables manufacturer Fitbit launched its most advanced smartwatch, the Fitbit Sense, earlier this year in August. Priced at $330, the smartwatch features an array of sensors that can help you measure everything from your stress levels to irregularities in your heart's rhythm. This makes it the perfect choice for hardcore fitness enthusiasts and those suffering...

Get 30% off on the Fitbit Inspire 2 during Best Buy’s Black Friday sale

Wearables manufacturer Fitbit unveiled the budget-friendly Inspire 2 tracker earlier this year in August. The small fitness tracker features a touch-sensitive display housed within a lightweight rectangular housing, and it offers all basic fitness tracking features that you'd find on any other entry-level fitness band. Although it isn't as advanced as some of Fitbit's other...

Google Assistant adds wellness data from third-party services

Tracking wellness has taken on all new meaning in the year 2020. Not only do we need to be mindful of COVID-19, but mental and physical health are more important than ever with lockdown restrictions in place. To help people stay informed, Google Assistant is now providing users with wellness data from third-party services. According to...

Fitbit Versa 3, Sense get Google Assistant support with Fitbit OS 5.1 update

Fitbit has announced Google Assistant will roll out on select devices as part of its next firmware update. The fitness tracker firm, which is expected to complete a takeover from Google by year-end, will be bringing the voice assistant to the Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3 when they are upgraded to Fitbit OS 5.1,...

[Update: Approval Expected] EU to launch investigation into Google’s Fitbit acquisition

Last year, Google announced its intent to acquire Fitbit, an American technology company that focuses on wearable technology, saying the move was about “devices, not data.” Even with Google making these assurances, however, the European Commission this week revealed plans to launch an investigation into the acquisition, citing concerns over the search giant’s access to...

The Fitbit Sense’s ECG app launches next month in the U.S., Europe, and India

Wearables manufacturer Fitbit recently unveiled the Fitbit Sense, one of the most advanced smartwatches from the company. The new smartwatch packs in a variety of health and fitness tracking sensors, including an electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor, an electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor for managing stress, an on-wrist skin temperature sensor, and more. However, at the time of...

Fitbit announces Sense, Versa 3, and Inspire 2 fitness tracking wearables

Fitbit on Tuesday unveiled two new smartwatches and an affordable fitness tracker to help manage your physical health during these uncertain times, as expected. The smartwatches include the Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3, the former of which comes equipped with an electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor, although the feature is still pending FDA approval. The Inspire...

Fitbit Sense, Versa 3, and Inspire 2 leaked renders reveal Fitbit’s next set of wearables

It's been a while since Google announced its intentions to acquire Fitbit for $2.1 billion, and that is mainly due to regulatory, antitrust investigations by the USA and the EU. In the meantime, the smartwatch company has been preparing to add software features such as Google Assistant integration into its fitness bands. But that apparently...

Fitbit is preparing to bring Google Assistant support to fitness watches

Late last year, Google announced its plans to acquire Fitbit for a reported $2.1 billion. The deal is still pending approval and we haven't heard anything about it in a while. We still don't know what the two companies plan to do, but it's looking like Fitbit may be working on bringing Google Assistant support...

Fitbit Charge 4 and Charge 4 SE launched with an in-built GPS, Spotify control, and more

The last time we heard any big news about Fitbit, it was under Google's scanner for acquisition. While Google's $2.1 billion bid to acquire Fitbit was stalled by the U.S. Department of Justice and the process is still underway, Fitbit is launching two new fitness trackers to keep the momentum going. The Fitbit Charge 4...