As ships attract barnacles, as potholes attract politicians, so do successful companies attract lawsuits. The Verge reports the filing of a class-action suit filed against Fitbit, claiming that its heart-rate monitoring is <gasp> inaccurate by a “significant margin.”
The suit is looking for injunctive and actual damages. Fitbit denies the claims, also pointing out that the Surge and Charge HR are not meant to be medical or scientific devices. It would be interesting to know what science — if any — the plaintiffs are using to contest the accuracy of the monitoring.
Must be hard times for the plaintiff’s bar.