Fitbit Sued For Inaccurate Heart Rate Measurement

By on January 25, 2016

On January 5, 2016, Fitbit, Inc. was sued in federal court in San Francisco in a class action alleging that its Charge HR and Surge activity trackers do not deliver on their advertised promises of accurately measuring heart rate.

According to the lawsuit, testing by counsel for the plaintiffs shows that the fitbit products provide materially inaccurate heart rate readings, which is a bit reason that consumers purchase these products.

The complaint also quotes from negative reviews on Amazon that say the heart rate monitors are not accurate.