I recently got a case of the internet-famous Fitbit rash. I’ve been wearing Fitbit devices for years now and had been wearing this particular one for over two years with no issues. I’m not allergic to nickel, and I clean my Fitbit regularly. Here’s the thing: I think the conspiracy people are right. What I got didn’t look like contact dermatitis; it looked like a minor burn. It’s also healing like a minor burn, though more slowly than sunburn. I don’t have any idea what happened to my wrist, but I’m not going to put the device back on.
I had to buy a wristwatch to replace the Fitbit because I no longer had any idea what time it was. Now I have to train myself to stop tapping the watch every time I check it.