Fitbit is slicing down its worldwide availability to slot in higher with Google’s present choices. Android Authority was the primary to note new help paperwork detailing the change in the place you should buy Fitbit units. Later reviews by 9to5Google famous a separate help web page, although, which detailed much more nations Fitbit is exiting from.
Total, the cuts to place Fitbit’s markets extra according to Pixel will see the corporate pulling merchandise out of 29 nations, greater than half of its earlier markets. As such, Fitbit is at present solely accessible in 23 nations.
The nations that can see Fitbit’s availability affected embrace Mexico and the broader Latin America nations, in addition to Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and Slovakia.
Google says that it’ll proceed to supply help through software program releases, safety updates, guarantee success, and customer support to customers who already personal Fitbit units within the affected nations. Nevertheless, you gained’t have the ability to buy new Fitbit units inside these nations transferring ahead.
Google additionally says that auto-renewals of Fitbit Premium memberships within the affected nations will cease efficient on October 24, 2023. From there, the corporate says that Fitbit Premium subscribers within the nations listed above could have entry to premium options till the tip of their present billing interval plus 30 days, for no extra cost. After that, although, they’ll all be moved to the essential service with no premium possibility accessible to buy.
Google’s massive promise when it bought Fitbit a number of years in the past was that it wished to make health monitoring extra accessible to everybody. Nevertheless, eradicating Fitbit availability from these extra corporations seems like a bizarre strategy to make issues much more accessible. It’s unclear if Google will ever develop Fitbit again to those nations sooner or later.
If you happen to dwell in one of many affected nations, it’s probably price different health monitoring choices to get one thing that’s extra broadly supported and accessible inside your nation.