Fitbit is reportedly working on bringing Google Assistant support for its wearable lineup. The new development comes amid ongoing confusion over Google’s Fitbit deal. If true, Fitbit will be the first third-party wearable company to integrate Google Assistant into its devices. While Google Assistant has been integrated into various devices – from a Chromebook to a smart speaker – it is still not integrated into a third-party smartwatch. The code inside the latest version of the Fitbit app shows that Google Assistant for Fitbit Versa 2 works.
9to5Google has decommissioned the latest version of the Fitbit Android app on the Google Play Store, and the code states that the company is preparing to integrate Google Assistant support. The code inside the application has strings to activate a helper similar to Alexa. Fitbit’s Versa 2 already supports Amazon’s Alexa integration, and is equipped with microphones as well for entering voice commands. The code also reveals a trio of XML files that explicitly reference how Google Assistant will be introduced, including its boarding on the device and its teaser.
Google announced the purchase of Fitbit in November last year for $ 2.1 billion. However, the deal is still pending regulatory approval, and an official announcement has not yet been made.