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Google’s Fitbit acquisition is being criticized for privacy and competition concerns

Google’s Fitbit acquisition is being criticized for privacy and competition concerns

Google set out to acquire fitness company Fitbit in November of last year, but the deal hasn’t gone through all the required regulatory approvals yet. There have been concerns that the acquisition could lead to reduced competition and Google extending its apparatus of data-collecting for targeted advertisements, and now advocacy groups around the world are...

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The Fitbit Charge 4 could be good enough to toss your Wear OS watch in the trash

The Fitbit Charge 4 could be good enough to toss your Wear OS watch in the trash

This story was originally published 2020/05/27 9:12am PDTon May 27, 2020 and last updated 2020/06/27 8:24am PDTon Jun 27, 2020.  For many people, Fitbit is synonymous with fitness trackers, but the company has faced new challenges from smartwatches in recent years. The Fitbit Charge 4 signifies a change, even if it doesn’t look too different...

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Fitbit hits 50 million installs on the Play Store

Fitbit hits 50 million installs on the Play Store

Fitbit offers some of the most popular fitness trackers, and many people use the brand name to describe any health band. With that recognition, four iterations of the Charge on the market, and some ventures into the smartwatch space with the Versa and the Ionic, you should think that the company already got millions of...

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Fitbit is preparing to add support for the Google Assistant

Fitbit is preparing to add support for the Google Assistant

Google has been making a big deal about its Assistant for a long time now, going so far as to call it “your own personal Google.” It’s made it onto phones, Chromebooks, and smart speakers, but it’s never been available on a third-party smartwatch — until now! According to code found in the latest version...

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The Fitbit Charge 4 could be good enough to toss your Wear OS watch in the trash

The Fitbit Charge 4 could be good enough to toss your Wear OS watch in the trash

For many people, Fitbit is synonymous with fitness trackers, but the company has faced new challenges from smartwatches in recent years. The Fitbit Charge 4 signifies a change, even if it doesn’t look too different from its predecessor. The tracker packs everything you could want from a fitness tracker, and you get basic smartwatch capabilities...

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Fitbit hopes to detect COVID-19 infections earlier via fitness data

Fitbit hopes to detect COVID-19 infections earlier via fitness data

Wearables capture a whole lot of data about us, far beyond heart rate graphs and activity estimates. Fitbit (soon to be owned by Google) thinks it might be able to use some of that data to help with the current global pandemic to build an algorithm that could detect COVID-19 before you notice symptoms yourself....

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Fitbit 4 leak reveals integrated GPS, Spotify music controls, and a special Sports Edition (Updated)

Fitbit 4 leak reveals integrated GPS, Spotify music controls, and a special Sports Edition (Updated)

Back in 2018, Fitbit launched the Charge 3 fitness tracker, which looked a lot like its predecessor, but gained several features that essentially turned it into a smartwatch, thanks to its larger greyscale display with touch input. Even though the company is about to get absorbed by Google, it’s continuing to update its lineup until the...

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The Fitbit Charge 4 just leaked and it’s basically an enhanced Charge 3

The Fitbit Charge 4 just leaked and it’s basically an enhanced Charge 3

Back in 2018, Fitbit launched the Charge 3 fitness tracker, which looked a lot like its predecessor, but gained several features that essentially turned it into a smartwatch, thanks to its larger greyscale display with touch input. Even though the company is about to get absorbed by Google, it’s continuing to update its lineup until the...

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