FitBit Getting Sued for Inaccurate Readings

April 2, 2020

Looks like the massively popular wearable tech bracelet FitBit is in hot water for supposedly giving the devices’ users wrong vital information. If you happen to use a FitBit to monitor your fitness, especially if it’s your heart rate that’s most important to you, you may want to hold off on using it until it’s proven by researchers to work properly.

 

Fitbit says its wearable heart monitors help "make every beat count." A group Fitbit users say the devices don't even count every beat.

Three plaintiffs from California, Colorado and Wisconsin filed a lawsuit Tuesday against San Francisco-based Fitbit, claiming its Charge HR and Surge models significantly underestimated their heart rates during workouts. The lawsuit, which claims the company falsely advertised the wrist-bound monitors, is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.

"This failure did not keep Fitbit from heavily promoting the heart rate monitoring feature," reads the lawsuit, which also seeks class-action status. "Fitbit defrauded the public and cheated its customers." Continue Reading

Subscribe placeholder
-  ADVERTISEMENT  -
ReadyTribe Logo
Ready Tribe is a group collaboration of thought and action. We believe that everyone should prepare for the worst and hope for the best. We use the best from many schools of thought, counterculture and subculture and bring them together in one place. We are optimists by nature. We believe in being self-reliant and being ready for many possible futures- yet thriving and prospering in the present.
Copyright ©ReadyTribe - 0 - 2022 Built with Oxygen
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram