Wyze makes this adorable little fitness tracker designed to also control all the Wyze smart home stuff around your house like your Wyze Cam and Wyze Plug. It comes with Alexa built-in, which means this band you wear on your wrist all the time comes with a "dual microphone array" (but no speaker, so you can't ask Alexa to tell you a joke, just to turn lights on and such). It tracks all the usual, heart rate, steps, calories, and connects to your phone via Bluetooth to get alerts and share fitness data. The Wyze Band is affordable but maybe having two microphones strapped to your wrist all the time in a cheap fitness tracker from a company with a bit of a checkered privacy past could feel a little creepy?
Was könnte passieren, wenn etwas schiefgeht?
The Wyze band does come with Alexa built-in, which is different from most fitness trackers. It means there are actual microphones built into the band you wear on your wrist all day. Yeah, that’s kinda creepy. Wyze does say the band only listens when you long press the home button, which we sure hope is true.
What should you know about Alexa? Amazon makes it possible to automatically delete voice recordings immediately after they are processed. That's a nice feature after the controversy around human reviewers listening in to Alexa voice recordings. However, Amazon says when you delete your voice recordings, they still can keep data of the interactions those recordings triggered. So, if you buy a pregnancy test through Amazon Alexa, they won't forget you bought that pregnancy test just because you ask them to delete the voice recording of that purchase. That record of the purchase is data they have on you going forward and may use to target you with ads for more stuff.
The biggest worry we have about Wyze is the huge data leak they suffered back in December, 2019 that exposed the personal information of 2.4 million users of their security cameras when they left a database unprotected for 22 days. That is not good, not good at all. Fortunately, Wyze jumped on fixing their epic goof, which is what you want to see when something like this happens. And as far as we can tell, Wyze hasn’t had any major security vulnerabilities or data leaks since then.
What's the worst that could happen? Oh, maybe Wyze forgets to protect their database again and leaks a bunch of your data. Someone could use your biometric data to learn your drinking habits. They see that you tend to drink a bit too much on Saturdays and start targeting you then with ads to buy those expensive records you collect. You drunk buy way too much stuff and end up deep in debt. Perhaps it's not likely to happen. It's also not out of the question.
Tipps zu Ihrem Schutz
- Check Wyze security & trust tips
- Be very careful who you chose to share your Wyze wellness data with.
- Don't connect your Wyze app to any social networks like Facebook.
- Enable two-factor identification
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Was kann zur Registrierung verwendet werden?
Welche Daten sammelt das Unternehmen?
Name, email, birth year, gender
Heart rate, movement, sleep data, menstrual cycle, voice recordings (optional, collected by Amazon), and more
Wie nutzt das Unternehmen die Daten?
Wie können Sie Ihre Daten kontrollieren?
Wie ist das Unternehmen in der Vergangenheit mit den Daten über seine Verbraucher umgegangen?
In 2019, a massive leak happened at Wyze, exposing information from 2.4M customers. To Wyze’s credit, it has been very detailed in describing what happened, when, why, how, and what the company is doing about it.
Kann dieses Produkt offline genutzt werden?
Benutzerfreundliche Informationen zum Datenschutz?
The privacy statement mentions audio data, but there's no explanation of what is being collected and what happens to it.
Links zu Datenschutzinformationen
Erfüllt dieses Produkt unsere Mindestsicherheitsstandards?
Umgang mit Schwachstellen
You can submit security vulnerabilities to Wyze.
If you chose to connect Alexa.
Ist diese KI nicht vertrauenswürdig?
Welche Entscheidungen trifft die KI über Sie oder für Sie?
Voice recognition, if you chose to connect Alexa.
Gibt das Unternehmen transparent an, wie die KI funktioniert?
Hat der Benutzer die Kontrolle über die KI-Funktionen?
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