Is Your Fitbit Misleading You? Lawsuit Claims It Is!

The lawsuit claims that Fitbits consistently undershoot actual heart rates.

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Fitbit’s claims that its wristbands accurately track heart rates are “dangerously accurate and misleading”, claims a lawsuit.

The Telegraph reports that Fitbit owners from several US states claim Fitbits consistently show misleading heart rates during the intense physical activity.

One claimant says that while her personal trainer measured her heart rate at 160 beats per minute, her Fitbit Charge HR recorded a rate of 82 bpm.

According to the report, plaintiffs claim that Fitbit wristbands undershoot actual heart rates, and are claiming damages.

The defect in the PurePulse Trackers presents a safety hazard because Class members’ could jeopardise their health by relying on the inaccurate heart rate readings and potentially achieving dangerous heart rates.


In response, the report said, Fitbit defended its technology saying that they are not intended to be scientific.

We do not believe this case has merit. Fitbit stands behind our heart rate technology and strongly disagrees with the statements made in the complaint and plans to vigorously defend the lawsuit.

Fitbit statement

Fitbit claimed that their trackers are designed to provide meaningful data to the users to help them reach their health and fitness goals, and are not intended to be scientific or medical devices.

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