How goes that new year’s fitness resolution? Whether you’re still going strong or losing steam, you may find the recent class-action suit brought against the makers of the popular athletic watch Fitbit of interest.
Users of Fitbit’s Charge HR and Surge models in California, Colorado and Wisconsin allege in their suit that the 2015 watches inaccurately monitor the heart rate by a “significant margin” and that the feature doesn’t “count every beat.
Consumers weren’t the only ones suing over the faulty heart-monitoring technology. A Fitbit investor also filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that the company made “false and misleading” statements and violated U.S. securities law.
In 2015, Fitbit’s competitor Jawbone sued Fitbit, alleging it had poached personnel who also took proprietary information with them.
One can assume that despite these latest legal concerns, Fitbit is looking to stay on track.