Google IO 2021 Bjorn Kilburn talks fitbit parnership
TL;DR
  • Fitbit will launch Wear OS wearable in the future.
  • The Fitbit app is also coming to Wear OS.
  • Google completed the Fitbit acquisition in January 2021.

At Google’s annual I/O developer conference, the company has announced that Fitbit will introduce Wear OS-based smartwatches in the future. The news follows the announcement that the upcoming redesign to Wear OS will integrate Fitbit functionality and accompanying services for fitness tracking.

Google completed its acquisition of Fitbit earlier in January this year, and the integration into Wear OS is one of the first signs of the close partnership. Users can expect to see core features like exercise modes, celebrations, and the Today app integrated into the Wear OS app.

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Future Wear OS-based Fitbit wearables could potentially include features like EDA sensors, as well as Fitbit’s proprietary PurePulse heart rate sensors as seen on wearables like the Fitbit Sense.

While the Fitbit app for Wear OS should roll out with the update later in Fall, there’s no word on when users can expect next-gen Fitbit hardware.