Fitbit has pulled its trackers out of almost 30 nations or territories, based mostly on a choice from dad or mum firm Google to “align” Fitbit and Pixel gross sales extra carefully. An business skilled informed me this was a “prudent” resolution on Google’s half. However it nonetheless has me frightened that Google has no plan for Fitbit past its typical conservative gross sales M.O.

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Lloyd, the Android Central mascot, break-dancing

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In his weekly column, our Senior Editor of Wearables and Health Michael Hicks discusses the world of smartwatches, apps, and health tech associated to operating and well being, in his quest to get quicker and fitter (and show you how to do the identical).

Fitbit first reduce its units from 5 APAC nations again in August, then 11 European nations on October 24, and eventually Mexico, Puerto Rico, and 10 Latin American nations at an unspecified (however latest) time. Extra a shamed whisper than an announcement, this information wasn’t broadly identified till 9to5Google noticed the support page on Thursday.