Fitbit Stories August 4

Google announced late last year that it planned to purchase Fitbit to bolster its wearable portfolio, but the deal has been under scrutiny from the EU since day one. Several months later, it’s now looking like Google’s Fitbit deal will undergo a full investigation from the European Union.

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Fitbit Stories July 29

Thanks to Google Play Services, Android smartphones can recognize some accessories that need to be setup in the area such as Chromecasts, Wear OS watches, and more. Recently, though, Android devices have picked up the ability to get setup notifications for nearby Fitbit devices.

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Fitbit Stories July 23

At the start of this month, it emerged that Europe could approve the sale of Fitbit if Google pledged not to use data for ads. Last week, Google committed to that, but Europe’s regulators reportedly have new demands concerning Fitbit data and Search.

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Fitbit Stories July 13

Google today offered a pledge that it would not use Fitbit data for advertising if its acquisition went through. This reportedly addresses a big European demand before approving the Google-Fitbit deal.

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Fitbit Stories July 10

Fitbit Charge 4 update delivers ‘Smart Wake’ alarms, Dynamic GPS, more

The Fitbit Charge 4 launched earlier this year as the brand’s most advanced fitness tracker, and now it’s getting a couple of upgrades. With its latest software update, Fitbit Charge 4 is getting smarter alarms, better GPS features, and more.

Fitbit Stories July 9

Earlier this month, it emerged that Google’s Fitbit acquisition was facing deeper scrutiny from the EU. A new report today says that European regulators are willing to back off if Google formally pledges not to use Fitbit health data for advertising purposes.

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