Fitbit Sued Over Heart Rate-Monitoring Devices
On Tuesday, three plaintiffs filed a class-action lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco against Fitbit, alleging that the company deceptively marketed its heart rate-monitoring devices. Experts say the case raises questions about FDA oversight of such products. The plaintiffs alleged that Fitbit's heart rate monitors under-recorded heart rates by as much as 78 beats per minute compared with other monitoring methods and that such errors can be harmful to consumers with medical or cardiac conditions.
- "Fitbit Lawsuit Claims Devices Inaccurately Read Heart Rates" (Castellucci, Modern Healthcare, 1/7).