Google that bought Fitbit was the big news of the day, but in an alternative universe it may have been another technical representation. According to a report from The Information, Facebook also went after Fitbit, but Google was willing to pay double. By reference, Google ended the deal for about $ 2.1 billion.
Facebook does not have a huge hardware presentation, with its best known physical products, its Oculus VR headsets and Portal smart screens. The fact that it tried to buy Fitbit suggests that the company is looking to expand its hardware offering. But again, the fact that it was not willing to go higher also suggests that it was also not in that was very busy entering the smartwatch and fitness portable market.
It's also worth noting that Facebook is facing increasing pressure from lawmakers who want to see the company broken up. Google has faced similar pressure, but at least the company has established a large presence in laptops. Facebook acquiring Fitbit, which has virtually nothing to do with the social network's current offerings, is likely not going to strain it for legislators anymore.
So far, there is no word on whether we will see a Zuck-approved fitness tracker anytime soon.