Fitbit accuracy check

Posted at 1:53 PM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-10 13:53:11-05

Two popular Fitbit fitness trackers are at the center of a new class action lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleges that at high heart rates, the heart monitors on the Fitbit Surge and the Fitbit Charge H-R are inaccurate.

Consumer Reports recently tested fitness trackers, including the Fitbit models in question. Both rated excellent in heart rate monitoring.

In light of the lawsuit, Consumer Reports just conducted additional tests at higher heart rates.

"We compared the results to our highest-rated heart rate monitor. In all of our tests, both Fitbit models were found to be very accurate,” says Patrick Austin with Consumer Reports.

As a result, Consumer Reports continues to recommend both Fitbit models.