The acquisition of Fitbit by Google, price 2.1 billion US dollars, has been accepted by the European Fee with reservations


A Fitbit display can be seen in a Target store in Los Angeles.

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LONDON – Google's $ 2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit has been conditionally approved by the European Commission, the EU's executive arm.

"We can approve the proposed acquisition of Fitbit by Google as the commitments will ensure that the wearables market and the emerging digital health space remain open and competitive," said Margrethe Vestager, executive vice president of the European Commission, in a statement Thursday .

"The commitments will determine how Google can use the data it collects for promotional purposes, how to ensure interoperability between competing wearables and Android, and how users can continue to share health and fitness data if they so choose," she added.

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Katherine Clark