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Apple and Nike Settle Class Action Lawsuit Against FuelBand

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Today, Apple and Nike settled a two-year-old class action lawsuit that challenged their advertising claims regarding the Nike FuelBand.

The class action lawsuit alleged that Nike and Apple made misleading statements about the FuelBand’s ability to accurately track steps and calories.

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 stories in the U.S. and Puerto Rico or Nike’s online store.

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The number of claims customers can submit depends on the number of FuelBands they purchased. Nike is allowing customers to submit their claims until January 4, 2016.

Even though Apple was included in the lawsuit, Nike will be paying the settlement administrator and attorney’s fees on its own. 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. Last year, several reports noted that Nike would discontinue the FuelBand in order to focus on software for other devices.

Customers who purchased a Nike FuelBand between the dates listed above can find out for about the settlement via the legal notice authorized by the California state court.

[via Recode]

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