In response, Fitbit said that while its trackers provide better heart rate data than measures such as gym equipment, 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," the company said.
"Fitbit is committed to making the best clip and wrist-based activity trackers on the market. Our team has performed and continues to perform internal studies to validate our products’ performance.
"PurePulse provides better overall heart rate tracking than cardio machines at the gym, as it tracks your heart rate continuously – even while you’re not at the gym or working out. But it’s also important to note that Fitbit trackers are designed to provide meaningful data to our users to help them reach their health and fitness goals, and are not intended to be scientific or medical devices.”
So a word to the wise to our followers, please never take your fitness tracker too seriously. It's there to be a guide and a motivation tool even if the data is spot on.
We wouldn't be without our FitBits!