Here’s Why The Google Fitbit Deal Matters–And What You Should Do

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Yeah, what could go wrong? I felt like Leo was giving out free passes for Google on the first part of TWiT today (perhaps playing devil’s advocate, perhaps not, I couldn’t really tell), so I was glad the panel pushed back on this issue in particular. I’m coming to understand that Google is not our friend (understatement), despite all the nifty gifts they appear to give us. Evidently a lot of other people are too, given the number of folks ditching their Fitbits in the wake of this acquisition.


So can anybody recommend some alternative products for measuring heart rate? Was considering a Fitbit before Google announced the acquisition, probably going to look elsewhere now. The Whoop Strap ( is on my list but not sure how I feel about the subscription model.