Wearable Fitness Devices: A New Frontier In Discovery

Law360, New York (March 28, 2016, 10:10 AM EDT) -- Carol Michel

Rick Sager Wearable fitness devices (commonly referred to as “wearables”) constitute one of the latest trends in technology, and likely represent a new frontier in discovery disputes. These devices are exactly what they sound like — functional electronic wristbands designed to monitor and record an individual’s daily fitness activity.[1] Unlike handheld devices, wearables can monitor and record physical activity and sensitive health information — such as a user’s heartrate, skin temperature, or respiratory rate — in real time.[2] Additionally, as stated on one wearable’s website, they are able to track “every part of [the user’s] day — including activity,...

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