The rash, that looks more like a burn than anything, is raw, red and on the upper/outer part of his wrist. We have a woodstove and my husband wondered if he burnt himself without realizing. He decided it was that - or his Fitbit Force.
The Fitbit Force was a gift from me on Christmas. He started wearing it shortly after, and just two days ago (February 18th), he noticed the rash/burn mark.
We had seen the warning for awhile now on the FitBit Dashboard.
"A small percentage of Fitbit Force users have reported skin sensitivity. Click here to learn more."
When you click the FAQ it doesn't tell you much except FitBit has no idea why people are having reactions and that they are conducting further tests to determine the irritant. They also inform you that they will refund you for your FitBit if you're having the rash// burn.
Tons of people have posted photos of their rashes on Twitter, and so far there are more than 200 pages of discussion on FitBit's forum from affected users.
Someone else has created an amazing spreadsheet with details of affected user's rash info, such as time it took to get the rash, the gender of the person, the color of the band, etc. It's quite informational.
This is a photo of my husband's FitBit Force rash. He stopped wearing it yesterday. Still looks terrible. Of course he is on business travel now and is none too pleased with the appearance of his arm.
|The FitBit Force rash burn mark|
The other problem Fitbit users are having with the band is that it constantly falls off. The "snap" clasp is terribly ineffective and when brushed against something, it easily is disconnected. I have a slate colored Force and I took a Sharpie to the inside of the band, to write my phone number if one day I lose it.
I'll keep you updated with the outcome of this.
Have you experienced a rash or a burn mark after using the FitBit Force?