$9.3M In Refunds Going Out To People Who Bought Ab Circle Pro

$9.3M In Refunds Going Out To People Who Bought Ab Circle Pro

We’ve covered so many sketchy fitness devices over the years that when we recently mocked the Ab Circle Pro for its obvious before/after Photoshop hackery, we’d forgotten that the marketers of this device were hit with a massive settlement in 2012 for falsely claiming that it could give you rock-hard abs if you used it for only three minutes a day. Well, we’re remembering now, because the Federal Trade Commission is currently sending out $9.3 million in refunds to Ab Circle Pro owners. [More]

Wearable Fitness Gadgets: Long-Term Success Solution Or Short-Term Pick-Me-Up?

Wearable Fitness Gadgets: Long-Term Success Solution Or Short-Term Pick-Me-Up?

If your New Year’s resolution was to get healthy, then you’ve probably heard about popular health- and fitness-tracking technology, such as, Fuelband or FitBit. The gadgets monitor your activity and report progress toward goals, but are the devices actually effective long-term? [More]

Fitbug Keeps Getting Fitbit’s Phone Calls, Notices Similar Name, Sues

Fitbug Keeps Getting Fitbit’s Phone Calls, Notices Similar Name, Sues

Tiny movement-trackers are the new hotness in gadgets, and there’s a lot of competition. Still, we’d love to know why it is that U.K.-based Fitbug just now noticed that the American brand Fitbit has a very similar product to theirs, with a very similar name, when the latter product has been around since 2007. [More]