Class Suit Accuses Fitbit Of Inconsistent Heart Rate Tracking

(January 21, 2016, 11:20 AM EST) -- SAN FRANCISCO — Three consumers filed a class complaint on Jan. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, accusing Fitbit Inc. of falsely claiming that its products featuring PurePulse technology consistently and accurately monitor the wearer’s heart rate (Kate McLellan, et al. v. Fitbit, Inc., No. 16-36, N.D. Calif.).

(Complaint available. Document #43-160122-006C.)

Instead, the plaintiffs allege, “the PurePulse Trackers consistently mis-recorded the heart rates by a significant degree. At intensities over 110 bpm [beats per minute], the Heart Rate trackers...
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