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Investing in the Wear OS ecosystem

November 1st, 2019

When we introduced Wear OS by Google (then called Android Wear) five years ago, wearable tech was pretty nascent.

While it was early, we felt there was something really exciting about this next era of computing and we wanted to enable an ecosystem of partners by providing a flexible platform.

We’re really proud of the progress. We’ve also admired the amazing things others have done with wearables, and today we announced that Google has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Fitbit. The Fitbit team has built a great health and fitness experience that is loved by people all over the world.

This agreement underscores our belief in how important wearable tech has become, and it’s also an exciting opportunity for Wear OS. We’re looking forward to collaborating with Fitbit to bring the best of our smartwatch platforms and health applications together and enabling our partners to build the next generation of wearables.

We’re hard at work on the next evolution of Wear OS—and if you’d like to join us, we’d love to hear from you.