Now it official, Google has just announced that they are acquiring Fitbit for an all-cash massive $2.1 billion. This announcement was confirmed by the CEO of Fitbit, James Park and Google’s hardware chief Rick Osterloh. They said that future Fitbit Wear devices are gonna run on the Google os.
Commenting on the new acquisition, James Parker said that “With Google’s resources and global platform, Fitbit will be able to accelerate innovation in the wearable category, scale faster and make health even more accessible.”
Google’s hardware chief also commented, saying that the deal is an “opportunity to invest even more in Wear OS, as well as introduce ‘made by Google wearable devices.‘ Now all that left to do is for them to merge Fitbit’s hardware with Google’s software to create one incredible device.
Although the deal has not been sealed yet, but is expected to be made official by next year. The search engine giants has said that “Fitbit health and wellness data will not be used for Google ads.”
If you ask me I’ll say that the duo are gonna just work perfectly together, because now Fitbit is gonna run on android and you’ll be getting access to most of the Google apps.