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Google will face another probe from the Department of Justice, this time over its $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Google’s acquisition of Fitbit last month prompted immediate concerns about the tech giant’s new access to sensitive health data, amid government scrutiny over its already-broad access to a range of private data on its consumers. Now, the tech giant will face a government probe over $ 2.1 billion deal, according to a […]

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Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion

The Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch. Valentina Palladino The $ 150 Charge 3 has 40% more active screen space than the Charge 2. Valentina Palladino Fitbit’s new Inspire HR fitness tracker. Valentina Palladino The Fitbit Versa Lite smartwatch. Valentina Palladino It’s official: Google is buying Fitbit. The company announced the move in a blog post this […]

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Fitbit Charge 3 review: Peppering a fitness tracker with smartwatch powers

Enlarge Valentina Palladino Fitbit contracted smartwatch fever last year. And since the debut of its Ionic smartwatch, the company’s signature fitness trackers haven’t made as many waves as they once did. That’s due in part to users embracing the smartwatch more as the technology improves over time. But fitness trackers aren’t dead—or at least, Fitbit […]