Fitbit takes a hit for their "heart rate monitor" being highly inaccurate. The "shiny new toy" is innovative only in their marketing. The company has finally confessed that their $150 and $250 trackers are not truly scientific in nature.
Fitbit, the company, added that its devices are made to help users reach their health and fitness goals, “and are not intended to be scientific or medical devices.”
Not sure if this falls under the label as misleading or not being forthright.
I have been informing my clients and @FitCampNYC members that these trackers are not as good as a Polar Heart rate monitor. If you're going to make an investment commit to it. Buy a tested and true heart rate monitor like @PolarGlobal Polar Heart Rate monitors.
It's the real workhorses out in the fitness world that focus their resources on putting a quality product out there versus calling attention to their hype.
If you truly want to understand how you can utilize these tools, feel free to reach me for customized and personalized training plans.