Wearable device manufacturers may not have to worry about FDA regulations if a draft guidance document by the FDA goes through without changes Photo by Pamela Kufahl

Wearable device manufacturers may not have to worry about FDA regulations if a draft guidance document by the FDA goes through without changes. Photo by Pamela Kufahl.

FDA Likely to Pass on Regulating Fitness Trackers, Wearables

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it is unlikely to regulate fitness tracking devices such as wrist-worn fitness bands or smart watches.

Recent guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) indicates that the agency is unlikely to step in and regulate fitness tracking devices such as wrist-worn fitness bands or smart watches.

In mid-January, the FDA issued a draft guidance document on how

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