Apple Watch 4

Apple Watch 4

Review date: 11/01/2018

The granddaddy of wearable watch tech--the Apple Watch--just got redesigned and re-engineered, seemingly with granddaddies and grandmommies in mind. The biggest change? This smart watch now comes with two FDA-cleared heart monitoring features, fall detection to alert an emergency contact when you fall, and an emergency SOS for when you can't get up. It also tracks your steps, plays your music, makes your calls, and has Siri without even having to say "Hey Siri."

What could happen if something goes wrong

Your could come to rely on the fall detection and emergency contact alert and it could fail, leaving you or your elderly family member in a bad place.

Privacy

Can it snoop on me?

Camera

Device: No

App: No

Microphone

Device: Yes

App: No

Tracks Location

Device: Yes

App: No

What is required to sign up?

What data does it collect?

How does it use this data?

How can you control your data?

What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?

Average

Can this product be used offline?

Can’t determine

User friendly privacy information?

No

Links to privacy information

Security

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?

Yes

Encryption

Yes

Strong password

Can’t determine

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Privacy policy

Yes

Artificial Intelligence

Does the product use AI?

Can’t Determine

Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?

Can’t Determine

Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?

Can’t Determine

Company contact info

Phone Number

(800) 275–2273

Twitter

applesupport

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