Two people based out of California, US, are suing Google and Fitbit after their fitness trackers overheated and caused major burns. Earlier this year, Google had recalled 1.7 million units of a different Fitbit variant after a few Ionic smartwatches had caused burns from overheating.
Pichai has also gone through with tough, unpopular decisions, like cutting down on “vanity projects” that didn’t do much for the business, says a former employee
The move means Samsung will use Google's Wear OS for its upcoming Galaxy smartwatches instead of its own Tizen platform
The fish went on to earn the moniker 'living fossil' because of its anatomy that resembled fossilised records.
The new features will now also be available to all its Versa 2, Inspire 2 and Charge 4 users in India.
Google has completed its $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit amid ongoing review by US Department of Justice
The completion of the acquisition comes 14 months after Google announced the Fitbit deal that immediately raised alarms.
Health agencies and governments across the world have also devised methods to record these self-reported symptoms via smartphones to detect emerging hotspots for the infection and allocating adequate medical resources accordingly.
Google’s $2.1 billion Fitbit acquisition wins conditional approval from the European competition commission
The deal saw Google agreeing to a number of concessions for the approval of the acquisition after an investigation by EU commission.
The new section integrates with Fitbit trackers and enables users to get access to sleep data from any assistant-compatible device.
Fitbit Sense, Versa 3 start receiving new software updates, brings Google Assistant, improved blood oxygen, more
With the update users of Sense and Versa 3 will also be able to take hands-free Bluetooth calls with the on-device microphone and speakers.
Google could allay competition worries by offering a binding pledge to EU competition enforcers.
Healthcare providers are also being asked whether they would see Google as a rival if it is allowed to buy Fitbit.
Fitbit unveils 'Fitbit Flow', a low-cost emergency ventilator, to aid during the Coronavirus pandemic
Fitbit has received nod from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for using the product.
Fitbit Inc, which is known for making activity trackers, smartwatches and wireless-enabled wearable technology, will be shifting supply chain resources to make emergency ventilators.
Fitbit says the study will fill that purpose and generate data for its regulatory submissions around the world.
It's been argued that although Google says it does not plan to use data collected by Fitbit for advertising, it could be valuable to others.
The fitness band comes with features like sleep tracking, Fitbit Pay, personalised heart rate zones and workout intensity map.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Fitbit is now offering a 90-day free trial of its premium service amid global health crisis
The free trial will provide access to personalised health insights, guidance, advanced sleep tools, customised programs and more than 150 workouts.
Facebook offered a final price of $7.30 as opposed to Google's offer of $7.35 per share.