Whoop Strap 4

Whoop Strap 4

Whoop
Bluetooth

Überprüft am: 8. November 2021

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Mozillas Meinung

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Abstimmungsergebnis: Nicht unheimlich

With the Whoop Strap 4 (that's fun to say three times real fast) you don't buy a device, you join a membership. The device comes with the membership. For $30 a month you get the Whoop Strap 4, access to the Whoop app which gives you tons and tons of metrics on things like sleep, stress, and exercise. The Whoop app (that's also really fun to say!) also gives you access to customized coaching to help you sleep better and train better. Given the growing following this little strap full of LEDs and photodiodes seems to have, it seems there's a lot to whoop about with Whoop. Yeah, yeah, even I know that pun was bad.

Was könnte passieren, wenn etwas schiefgeht?

The Whoop Strap 4 is an interesting device. By all accounts, it measures a lot of body metrics, like body temperature, respiratory rate, and blood oxygen data quite well. And data is the name of the game for Whoop, so using algorithms to analyze all this data is key. All this becomes much more interesting when you read about how Whoop is being used to try and identify covid-19 symptoms early on. And how workplaces are asking (requiring?) their employees to wear such a tracking band to help them identify workers at risk for covid to keep them out of the workplace before they can infect others. It’s an interesting use of this sort of tracking technology with some good public health implications while also raising some serious privacy concerns.

When it comes to how Whoop handles your data, things seem pretty OK to us. Whoop says they do not sell personal data. Yay! And Whoop says they don’t use any personally identifiable wellness data for advertising purposes. Again, yay! Although it’s a good time to remind you that it’s been found to be pretty easy to de-anonymize some types of data and track down an individual’s patterns, especially with location data. Our biggest concern for the handling of all this sensitive personal data the Whoop collects is what happens to it when users opt to share with others through social media or corporate wellness programs. Once you agree to share your Whoop personal data with these sorts of third parties, then you need to rely on them to protect it and read their privacy policies to understand they can use it.

All in all Whoop does collect a huge amount of sensitive personal data, as most fitness trackers do. They also seem to do a decent job protecting this data and the privacy of their users. What’s the worst that could happen? Well, it seems in our brave new world these days it’s not too far fetched to think an employer could require you to wear one of these bands to monitor you for covid symptoms. But they take that monitoring way beyond that and look to see which employees drink on the weekends. The company then decides that’s against their code of conduct and fires you for what you do in your off hours. That’s some Big Brother potential right there. Here’s hoping that never happens.

Tipps zu Ihrem Schutz

  • Be very careful who you chose to share your wellness data with.
  • Don't connect your app to any social networks like Facebook.
  • Minimize volumes of data collected about you by an app
  • Use two-factor authentication
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Kann es mich ausspionieren? Information

Kamera

Gerät: Nein

App: Nein

Mikrofon

Gerät: Nein

App: Nein

Verfolgt den Standort

Gerät: Nein

App: Ja

Was kann zur Registrierung verwendet werden?

Welche Daten sammelt das Unternehmen?

Wie nutzt das Unternehmen die Daten?

Whoop says they do not sell personal data. Whoop uses aggregated or de-identified wellness data that no longer identifies a particular individual, for research purposes. Whoop does not use personally identifiable wellness data for marketing or advertising purposes.

Your data may is shared with advertising partners that may collect information on Whoop website through Cookies and other automated technologies, including for the interest-based advertising. Whoop do not share your wellness data with advertising partners.

Wie können Sie Ihre Daten kontrollieren?

Whoop will delete/give you access to your personal data if you ask to, including if asked when you cancel your membership. You may request a full deletion of your account and corresponding data by emailing [email protected]

Wie ist das Unternehmen in der Vergangenheit mit den Daten über seine Verbraucher umgegangen?

Durchschnittlich

No known incidents in the last 3 years.

Kann dieses Produkt offline genutzt werden?

Nein

Benutzerfreundliche Informationen zum Datenschutz?

Ja

Simple privacy principles are provided.

Links zu Datenschutzinformationen

Erfüllt dieses Produkt unsere Mindestsicherheitsstandards? Information

Ja

Verschlüsselung

Ja

Sicheres Passwort

Ja

Sicherheits-Updates

Ja

Umgang mit Schwachstellen

Ja

Datenschutzrichtlinie

Ja

Verwendet das Produkt KI? Information

Nicht zu bestimmen

Ist diese KI nicht vertrauenswürdig?

Nicht zu bestimmen

Welche Entscheidungen trifft die KI über Sie oder für Sie?

Gibt das Unternehmen transparent an, wie die KI funktioniert?

Nicht zu bestimmen

Hat der Benutzer die Kontrolle über die KI-Funktionen?

Nicht zu bestimmen


Nachrichten

Employers Want to Track Your Health With Wearable Fitness Trackers During COVID
Mel Magazine
WHOOP fitness bands and the like are being sold as the only way to get workplaces up and running again — privacy considerations be damned.
How Whoop is Fighting Covid-19
WHOOP
WHOOP is a wrist-worn heart rate monitor that tracks health data including your body’s recovery, respiratory rate, and activities 24/7 to help you optimize your well-being.
The Whoop Strap 4.0 launches today, 2 years after its predecessor
Ars Technica
The data-focused wearable adds blood oxygen and temperature sensors.

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