Google, on 1 November, said that it would be acquiring Fitbit in a deal worth $2.1bn in an attempt to boost its hardware occupation and attain a foothold in health market. While announcing the new deal, Google said that it will not be selling the personal or health info of the users. In spite of the assurance, however, a few users of Fitbit say that they do not trust the search giant and are shedding away the product.
The new trend of users threatening to shed or actually throwing away their Fitbit gadget comes in as Google experiences an ongoing perception issue. The company previously has paid info privacy penalties in EU as well as made strides into stringent healthcare industry that has resulted into people doubting its authenticity. In fact, this week, the privacy groups started pushing the regulators to stop Google from acquiring Fitbit, which Google expected to close originally early next year.
Besides, a few Twitter users also have tweeted about their intention to throw away their Fitbit devices when the acquisition news started making rounds. Moreover, a few critical users have said that they are now considering Apple Watch, the main competitor of Fitbit.
Google is yet to comment on the matter.