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Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion

Google has acquired San Francisco-based fitness tracker brand Fitbit for $2.1 billion (£1.6 billion). The deal is Google’s biggest consumer purchase since it paid $3 billion for smart home brand Nest five years ago. With the coming together of two large technology companies, unsurprisingly, the deal has received instant scrutiny. …

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CMS Distribution to offer customers branded Fitbit cart sites

CMS Distribution has announced an addition to their partnership with Fitbit through the introduction of personalised cart sites. Launching September 2019, the cart sites expands on CMS’s existing value-added services granting resellers the opportunity to offer bespoke, easy to use transactable websites to their customers. Using these sites resellers can …

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In fitness and in health: How connected devices are changing the way we monitor our lives

In the 1960s, a mathematics professor called Edward Thorp created a computer small enough to fit into a shoe. While some purists may call this the true beginning of “wearable technology”, it’s fair to say that the explosion of Bluetooth-enabled devices in 2002 was the point at which manufacturers decided …

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Pebble services will survive… until 2018

The parent company is hoping to put some of those fears to rest, and put up a blog post noting that it will keep Pebble software and services running through 2017

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