Business Wire 1/5/16
Consumers File Class Action Against Fitbit, Inc. Alleging That Fitbit Charge HR and Surge Heart Rate Monitors Do Not Accurately Track Users’ Heart Rates
Business Wire Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Consumers from California, Colorado, and Wisconsin today filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against Fitbit, Inc. (FIT) alleging that Fitbit’s wrist-based “Charge HR” and “Surge” heart rate monitors do not and cannot consistently record accurate heart rates during the intense physical activity for which Fitbit expressly markets the devices in widespread advertising. The suit contends—and expert testing confirms—that the Heart Rate Monitors consistently mis-record heart rates by a significant margin, particularly during intense exercise. Not only are accurate heart readings important for those engaging in fitness, they can be critical tothe health and well-being of people whose medical conditions require them to maintain (or not exceed) a certain heart rate.
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