Google to Buy Fitbit for $2.1 Billion, Amid Healthcare Data Drive

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Google has inked a $2.1 billion deal to buy wearables and healthcare data specialist Fitbit, in an agreement expected to close in 2020.

The deal comes 18 months after Fitbit migrated to Google Cloud (GCP);  a move it said will allow it to tap GCP’s health-focused applications.

“Fitbit intends to use Google’s new Cloud Healthcare API to help the company integrate further into the healthcare system, such as by connecting user data with electronic medical records (EMR)” the company said at the time.

“Combining Fitbit data with EMRs can

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