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Fitbit Charge 5 or wait for the Pixel Watch

This past week Google and Fitbit announced a pretty sweet-looking Charge 5 with some great features to boot. I like what Fitbit has to offer with this device but I couldn't help but think about what is Google going to do this year. Is a Pixel Watch coming in the Fall? What features will it have? I feel like I am in limbo with what I am going to do here. Let me explain... Currently, I am using a Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch and it gets the job done, for the most part. However, as of late the Fossil watch has been prone to show its age and things just don't work as well as it has before. Also, with Wear OS 3 here there is really no future with the Gen 5 smartwatch I have as it will not receive the update. Now, this brings me to my debacle. It's rumored that Google will have a Pixel Watch this year and that would be my preferred choice but there is no real evidence out there. So... Do I wait or go with an option from Fitbit. I tend to favor watches or smarwatches in this day and a

Google and Fitbit officially tie the knot

Google completes its Fitbit acquisition after many months of scrutiny. In a blog post, Rick Osterloh announced today that the deal is now complete and Fitbit is officially part of Google.  Rick Osterloh says... "This deal has always been about devices, not data, and we’ve been clear since the beginning that we will protect Fitbit users’ privacy. We worked with global regulators on an approach which safeguards consumers' privacy expectations, including a series of binding commitments that confirm Fitbit users’ health and wellness data won't be used for Google ads and th is data will be separated from other Google ads data". "Together, we can make health and wellness more accessible to more people. We’re confident the combination of Fitbit’s leading technology, product expertise and health and wellness innovation with the best of Google’s AI, software and hardware will drive more competition in wearables and make the next generation of devices better and more affor