Nike offers partial refund to end lawsuit over FuelBand fitness tracker it made with Apple

TECHAssociated Press

Nike will give partial refunds or gift cards to people who bought FuelBand fitness trackers in the last three and a half years, resolving a lawsuit that says the products can't accurately tally how many steps a user is taking or how many calories they've burned.

A website maintained by Gilardi & Co., a firm that administers settlements, says Nike Inc. will give $15 payments or $25 gift cards to people who bought FuelBands between Jan. 19, 2012 and June 17, 2015. Nike and collaborator Apple aren't acknowledging wrongdoing, but they're offering to settle a class action lawsuit against them.

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The lawsuit said the companies engaged in false advertising and breached the terms of the devices' warranty.

Apple Inc. and Nike did not immediately respond to a request for comment.