U.S. tracker and smart watch maker Fitbit Inc. will move all of its manufacturing out of China by January, the wearable device maker said on Wednesday. This is the latest American company moving out of the way of the tariff war between the U.S. and China.
The company said it began exploring alternatives to China in 2018 as Washington and Beijing engaged in a tit-for-tat tariff war that has upended global supply lines and roiled financial markets.
The company didn’t reveal the new manufacturing location, only saying it will provide more details of the impact of the move during its upcoming third-quarter conference call.
Fitbit is just the latest organization to make the change, following the footsteps of others such as camera maker GoPro Inc. which is relocating a bulk of its U.S.-bound camera production to Mexico, and Google, which has moved production of its Nest thermostats and server hardware out of China, Bloomberg reported earlier this year.