Consumer Reports Checks Fitbit Heart Rate Monitors Again
Laura Northrup January 22, 2016
wristcheckEarlier this month, a lawsuit from several Fitbit tracking watch owners made the news. In it, three users claimed that the heart rate monitors are inaccurate, and that customers had been misled. Yet our pulse-monitoring colleagues down the hall at Consumer Reports had just tested the same products, and didn’t notice any problems with their heart rate monitoring ability. Had they missed something? They decided to check.
The plaintiffs in the lawsuit brought in a board-certified cardiologist to help them compare, but Consumer Reports did something simpler: they used another heart-rate monitor with a chest strap, which was known to be accurate. What they found was that the devices all matched up… except for when one tester wore the less expensive Fitbit device, the Charge HR, up on her forearm instead of down closer to her wrist. Update: We initially got this backwards: the tests found that the Charge HR was more accurate when it was farther up on one tester’s forearm, and less accurate the closer it was to her wrist. That was only during very vigorous exercise, and only happened with one tester.
Was that the problem that the users suing the company encountered? That’s possible, and the question may be answered if the lawsuit progresses. However, we’re not sure that the class action will proceed, since the plaintiffs had all agreed to Fitbit’s terms and conditions, in which the user agrees not to sue the company, including in a class action.
The plaintiffs’ argument is that this information wasn’t disclosed on the outside of the package when they purchased their Fitbits, and they shouldn’t be held to the agreement.....
Shorts didn't make enough coin? Have to resort to this?
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His mia culpa contained how many " and I was right" statements!!?
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all those at the apple store trying to figure out how their watches work with grey hair!.....
only 8-9 folks in the audience with the apple watch...
no one using 5 or more apps on their smart watch.....
NO ONE in the audience USING THEIR APPLE WATCH for more than the fitness related apps....BLAZE is the PERFECT PRODUCT at the RIGHT TIME!