Google lately accomplished its acquisition of wearables firm FitBit yesterday. The acquisition comes amid investigations towards the deal in Australia and the US over issues of Google making a monopoly within the Android wearables house. Google had earlier received an EU antitrust approval for its Fitbit bid after agreeing to restrictions on the way it will use prospects’ health-related information. Proper after Google accomplished its $2.1 billion acquisition of FitBit, the wearable firm’s CEO James Park has despatched out an open letter saying that their information will probably be protected by Google.
In his letter, Park stated that the Google acquisition will assist FitBit “innovate quicker, present extra selections, and make even higher merchandise.” He additionally reiterated FitBit’s promise on privateness and stated that the gadgets will proceed to work with each Android and iOS smartphones. “I’m writing immediately to let you understand that Fitbit is now formally half of Google. It’s an extremely thrilling second for us as an organization and for our Fitbit group of customers across the globe,” the letter stated.
Wow. A 14 yr journey enters a brand new chapter. So many feelings however thanks to my co-founder Eric, everybody at @fitbit, and all of our customers who have been on the journey with us https://t.co/xvPdxph4Ol
— James Park (@parkjames) January 14, 2021
In his letter, Park additionally went into the historical past of FitBit, on how far the corporate has come prior to now 13 years. He stated that the corporate was based with one easy purpose in thoughts – to make everybody on this planet more healthy. Park stated that since transport the unique Fitbit tracker in 2009, the corporate has offered greater than 120 million gadgets in over 100 nations.
“In some instances, we heard from our customers that we even helped save lives. Collectively, we’ve taken 275 trillion steps and logged over 15 billion hours of sleep,” Park stated.
Additional, he expressed pleasure for the model’s time forward. “That is just the start as a result of changing into half of the Google household means we are able to do much more to encourage and inspire you in your journey to higher well being. We’ll have the ability to innovate quicker, present extra selections, and make even higher merchandise to help your well being and wellness wants.”
“I’ve little doubt that this acquisition will create so many alternatives. However I additionally need you to know that many of the issues you understand and love about Fitbit will stay the identical. We’ll keep dedicated to doing what’s proper, to placing your well being and wellness on the middle of the whole lot we do and to providing a no-one-size-fits-all strategy with selections that work throughout each Android and iOS,” Park stated in his letter.
Additional, the FitBit co-founder thanked customers for “letting the corporate be a component of their lives and their wholesome journey.”