Apple and Nike Settle FuelBand Class Action Lawsuit

Apple and Nike settled a two-year-old class action lawsuit that challenged their advertising claims regarding the Nike+ FuelBand. The lawsuit alleged that Nike and Apple made misleading statements about the FuelBand's ability to accurately track steps, calories and NikeFuel.

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Under the settlement, customers who purchased a FuelBand between January 19, 2012 and June 17, 2015 can make a claim for either a $15 payment or $25 gift card redeemable at Nike-owned stores in the United States and Puerto Rico or at Nike's online shop. The number of claims that a customer may submit depends on the number of FuelBands they purchased. Claims can be submitted until January 4, 2016.

While Apple was included in the class action lawsuit, Nike will be paying the settlement administrator and attorney's fees on its own and Apple has no responsibility for payments or gift cards.

Apple stopped selling the Nike+ FuelBand and other fitness trackers in both its retail and online stores this past March, while a report last year indicated that Nike would discontinue making new FuelBands to focus on software for other devices.

Customers who bought a Nike+ FuelBand between January 19, 2012 and June 17, 2015 can find out more about the settlement via the legal notice authorized by the California state court.



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53 months ago

Bugger, I don't live in the US. Would have liked some free money.


Me too, but then again we'd probably have had to import America's litigation-culture for that to happen.
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53 months ago
I sure hope Mr. Cook gets his $15.

:D
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53 months ago
I got an email about this with my access/claim codes, so they knew I bought one. Then they required me to input the serial number from the device. Which I threw away because the battery died. So much for that I guess.
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53 months ago

Bummer in the UK. Yeah Nike fuel was useless, though I still liked the band.

I dunno. Yeah it's not accurate, I bought one knowing a pedometre on the wrist wasn't going to be spot on. After using one for 2 years I found it has made me get up more, if the fuelscore thing is low in the evening I'll go for a walk to top it up.
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52 months ago
If you call and give them your email used for your FuelBand they will be able to give you all serial numbers used on the account. I just did: 1-800-379-6453 6am-7pm PST 3 Freaking Bands, all of which stopped working due to the button and therefore no bluetooth. Crappy Product.
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53 months ago
Awesome, all 30 people that are OCD enough to hold on to a receipt years later can get 15.00 and the lawyers get a few million... for the people :)

Edit, don't get me wrong. Class action suits are an important part of consumer protection and a lot of investment is put in by the lawyers working the case, they should be paid.. a lot

However, if were talking millions I think the money would be better served in some kind of trust relating to the claim. In this case maybe fitness programs for poor kids.

Edit again.. OK no receipt needed.. I'm just full of bah-humbug today.. sorry.
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53 months ago

I dunno. Yeah it's not accurate, I bought one knowing a pedometre on the wrist wasn't going to be spot on. After using one for 2 years I found it has made me get up more, if the fuelscore thing is low in the evening I'll go for a walk to top it up.


That I agree, I just used the fuel as an indicator of effort each day, it was just an over glorified pedometer. Good for its time.
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52 months ago


If you call and give them your email used for your FuelBand they will be able to give you all serial numbers used on the account. I just did: 1-800-379-6453 6am-7pm PST 3 Freaking Bands, all of which stopped working due to the button and therefore no bluetooth. Crappy Product.
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53 months ago
Out of all the bands I tried, the fuel band has been my favorite. No it wasn't super accurate with steps, but it did make me more active that I could see how active I was and when. It also was comfortable, had decent battery life, was easy to read and didn't need a special adapter to charge.

I was really hoping that when Nike discontinued it and Apple hired many of the team that they would develop an Apple branded fitness band. I have little to no interest in a smart watch and trying out the Apple Watch hasn't done anything to change that. I just want a really good fitness band!

Anyway, don't use my fuel band all the time anymore, but will be filing for the settlement.
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