People are throwing away their Fitbits over fears about privacy after Google announces $2.1 billion buyout of the wearable tech company | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

People are throwing away their Fitbits over fears about privacy after Google announces $2.1 billion buyout of the wearable tech company

If Twitter is anything to go by, the last steps measured by many Fitbits over the past week were taken to the fitness trackers' final resting place — the bin.

Unhappy Fitbit users announced they were ditching the devices over privacy concerns following Google's purchase of the activity tracking firm on November 1.

San Francisco-based Fitbit Inc, which boasts 28 million worldwide users, was purchased for $2.1 billion (£1.6 billion).

In response, many Fitbit users threatened to switch to other wearables instead — including smart watches made by rivals Apple and Garmin.

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