Google is Acquiring Fitbit for $2.1 Billion, Will Still Invest in Wear OS


The rumors had been true – Google is purchasing Fitbit.

This morning, Google and Fitbit introduced that Google has entered into an settlement to shop for the health and well being wearable maker for $2.1 billion. They be expecting the transaction to near in 2020 following final prerequisites and regulatory approvals.

What the hell does all of this imply? We’ll have extra in somewhat, however for now, Fitbit has mentioned that sturdy privateness and safety pointers won’t exchange. They will proceed to place customers in regulate of their very own information as the corporate stays clear about how that information is amassed and why.

Google echoed that, pronouncing that they “might be clear concerning the information we acquire and why,” and that they “won’t ever promote non-public data to any person.” They promise to not use Fitbit well being and wellness information for Google commercials. They’ll additionally let Fitbit customers make a selection to study, transfer, or delete their information.

As a ways as wearables pass, Google says that this may occasionally simplest additional their funding in Wear OS, their smartwatches platform. The funding phase is information to us, since Google doesn’t even appear to assume Wear OS is vital sufficient for a time slot at its personal developer convention, however that’s a minimum of just right to listen to. They even penned a distinct weblog publish to mention that they’re “laborious at paintings at the subsequent evolution of Wear OS” and that running with Fitbit will assist “convey the most productive of [their] smartwatch platforms and well being programs in combination.”

Fitbit goes to be part of Google, y’all.

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