Review date: 11/02/2020
If you want to helicopter parent your canine child, this is the product for you! This little bone-shaped tracking device goes on your dog's collar and will track her just about anywhere in the United States (sorry world, it only works in the US) over Verizon's cellular network. It also connect to WiFi to let you know when you pup enters or exits places you designate as safe. It monitors your dog's activity, sleep habits, scratching habits, and stress 24/7. Link it up with your FitBit, Google Fit, or Apple HealthKit apps and you will always know just what's going on with you doggo, whether she wants you to or not.
What could happen if something goes wrong
This GPS version of the Fitbark tracks your dog's movements and whereabouts using all the ways--Bluetooth. WiFi. and GPS. That's a lot of ways to track something and share them with an app on your phone. Could someone hack in and use all this tracking data you're using to keep tabs on your pup to keep tabs on you. For sure. And that could be pretty creepy. Just ask your pup. Fitbark does say it may use, share, or sell anonymized personal data for marketing purposes. This is generally OK, although many privacy researchers will point out it is relatively easy to de-anonymize such data.
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
Name, email, phone number, address, date of birth, profile photo, dog's health
Your dog's biometric data
How does it use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
No incidents in the last 2 years.
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Fitbark does patch certain security aspects of their apps based on periodic penetration testing by a third-party firm.
Vulnerabilities are tracked and managed via an internal project management platform, and are addressed routinely by our developers. Fitbark does not offer a formal bounty program, but generally rewards those who report vulnerabilities with complimentary products or subscription offerings.