May 24, 2016

Fitbit Trackers are 'Highly Inaccurate'

A class action lawsuit against Fitbit may have grown teeth following the release of a new study which claims the company's popular heart rate trackers are "highly inaccurate." Comparative results from rest and exercise, including jump rope, treadmills, outdoor jogging and stair climbing, showed that the Fitbit devices miscalculated heart rates by up to 20 beats per minute on average.

Fitbit argues it's not meant to be a scientific or medical device.

Topics: Research and Insights, Wearables, Vertical - Consumer Electronics, Technology

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