Why Google could use Fitbit
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Why Google could use Fitbit

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[MUSIC] Speaking of wearables Google has struggled in the smartwatch arena and could be any competitor to bolster its efforts. A runners report has his pad outfit looking to acquire Fitbit, which makes smart watches using a platform that's compatible with both Android and iOS guys is that I mean. Does this make sense? It certainly makes sense. Yeah. I mean Google had a big hardware event, a couple of weeks ago and they had a phone, they had a smart speaker, they had a router. [INAUDIBLE]. What was noticably was missing was a watch. Do you think like do you think that it's conceivable that replace wireless with the operating system that Fitbit runs or? No, I'm really going to say no. All right. But I do think that Fitbit provides a lot of things first of all, a lot of data. Yeah. And so if you're looking to get a catch up on fitness data. Is also concerning because a lot of people have been saying, well I'm a Fitbit user, what's now gonna happen to my data? Mm-hm. It's a very good question. Of course, this hasn't happened yet. Right. So I mean, this is like a, there's a question before any sort of event emerging. But also not just that, Fitbit's research into FDA cleared territory. They haven't had anything FDA cleared yet, but they're supposed to be really close, to something in the, kind of, like an arrhythmia. They're also been trying to pursue sleep tech that's FDA cleared. Okay. That they're trying which Apple hasn't even gone into that territory. But Google has been beginning. Google, Fitbit has been pursuing that. But you can see where an alphabet Google would be interested in that for health tech, and then there's the pebble element, which is kind of intriguing because they've they acquired they had a ball of pebble and now if Google or alphabet acquires all of it, then you still a pebble in there somewhere. I don't know. What is that nest reverse nesting old wearable tech. Right I kind of want the. I still want the long battery life always on thing I think for. But to be clear for Fitbit, it was really about acquiring the more of the app and developer ecosystem for those little apps. That's the part that's probably least interesting to Google, because they have their own way of getting apps would be my special guest. [MUSIC] Can't get enough check out the daily supercharge our extended post show with special features audience q&a and in depth reviews. Available now wherever you get your podcasts.

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