Fitbit is recalling about 1.7 million of its Ionic smartwatches globally following reports of burn injuries from overheating batteries.
Apple is working on new Apple Watch models and health features, spanning display and speed upgrades, an extreme sports edition, and body temperature and blood sugar sensors.
Google has won European Union approval for its $2.1-billion takeover of Fitbit, days after regulators proposed tougher rules to curb powerful technology firms’ push into new services.
Japan will join forces with the US and Europe to take on any market abuses by the four Big Tech companies, the new head of its antitrust watchdog said on Monday.
Fitbit on Tuesday unveiled a fitness tracker and two smartwatches, including one that purports to help monitor users’ stress levels, as the company’s pending sale to Google remains mired in antitrust reviews.
Google’s $2.1-billion bid for fitness tracker maker Fitbit will face a full-scale European Union antitrust investigation next week, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
If you’re concerned about the pervasive role in daily life of technology companies such as Google, then its planned $2.1-billion acquisition of Fitbit is a worry.
Twenty advocacy groups from the US, Europe, Latin America and elsewhere signed a statement on Wednesday urging regulators to be wary of Google’s bid for fitness tracker company Fitbit.
Google’s takeover of fitness tracker Fitbit could be “a game-changer” for health data that will need close European Union scrutiny, consumer advocates said.
Google has agreed to buy smartwatch maker Fitbit for $2.1-billion in cash, a move that could shore up the Internet giant’s hardware business while also potentially increasing antitrust scrutiny.