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Fitbit Charge 3 fitness trackers. Google’s parent company is buying wearable device maker Fitbit for about $2.1 billion. (AP Photo)

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Fitbit buy is Google’s latest step into gadgetry

Google’s acquisition of wearable pioneer Fitbit may be a bold plunge into health and fitness technology. But it’s also just the latest step in the internet giant’s often-halting effort to become a force in consumer hardware.


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