Business  /  Published 16.01.21

Google sews up Fitbit deal

Google has completed its $2.1-billion acquisition of fitness-gadget maker Fitbit, a deal that could help the internet company grow even stronger while the US government regulators pursue an antitrust ...
By AP in San Francisco

Science Tech  /  Published 03.10.20

Wristy players

Do you need a fitness band or a smartwatch because the latter tends to be expensive? If you are looking for a device to measure simple metrics, like steps, go with a fitness band. If you are in the...
By Mathures Paul in

World  /  Published 05.08.20

Google faces EU probe over acquisition

EU authorities on Tuesday announced an investigation into Google’s $2.1 billion purchase of the fitness-tracking company Fitbit, raising alarms about the health data the Internet giant would be ...
By Adam Satariano in London

Business  /  Published 01.11.19

Google snaps up Fitbit

Google is acquiring Fitbit, the maker of fitness-tracking devices, for $2.1 billion as the world’s largest tech companies expand further into health in pursuit of growth.The deal represents an aggre...
By Adam Satariano/ NYTNS in London

Technology  /  Published 19.05.19

A smartwatch that tells you when to walk

Gadget: Fitbit VersaTech specs: Supported on Android versions 4.3 and above, iOS devices and Windows OS; charging via USB; battery life upto four daysPrice: Rs 19,999 on AmazonBest for: Moving every h...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Science  /  Published 02.02.20

Truth of sleep- tracking apps

For the last two weeks, I’ve added an extra step to my bedtime routine: strapping a computer around my wrist.Sleep tracking is still a nascent area that tech companies are experimenting with — one...
By Brian X. Chen/NYTNS in

Opinion  /  Published 03.11.19

India walks less, and sleeps less

A few thousand steps a day — or a single apple — may not be enough to keep either disease or doctor away. Even a man as busy as the Indian prime minister is aware of this dictum. Narendra Modi may...
By The Editorial Board in


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