Fitbit Aria 2 Scale

Fitbit Aria 2 Scale

Review date: 10/23/2019

Charts & graphs! Who doesn't love them? Especially when they're about your weight, body fat percentage, and BMI. This little Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled scale will give you all the charts and graphs you want about your weight. Track in all on an app on your phone and connect it to your fitness tracker to see what happens when you walk all those steps. Just don't blame it when it doesn't tell you what you want.

What could happen if something goes wrong

This product meets our Minimum Security Standards and Fitbit seems to do a good job taking privacy and security seriously. It does send your weight, BMI, and other biometric data to an app on your phone. Although unlikely, if someone happened to get into the details of your app, they'd be able to see all those charts and graphs of your body weight and what percentage of your body is fat. Oh, and news recently broke that Google is buying Fitbit. What does that mean? We don't know quite yet, but it does seem that all that sensitive data Fitbit collects will now be owned by Google, a company that likes to have as much data on people as possible.

Privacy

Can it snoop on me?

Camera

Device: No

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: No

App: Yes

Tracks Location

Device: No

App: Yes

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?

Yes

Links to privacy information

Security

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?

Yes

Encryption

Yes

Fitbit protects data sent between your device and the Fitbit app with encryption.

Strong password

Not applicable

Wearable devices run over a secure Bluetooth connection from a companion app. In order to use the app, an account with a strong password is required.

Security updates

Yes

Updates are pushed automatically when you pair your device with the companion app.

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Fitbit has a bug bounty program, which means that anyone who finds a security issue and discloses it responsibly may get paid.

Privacy policy

Yes

Does it have a privacy policy?

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

(844) 434-8248

Twitter

FitbitSupport

Updates

A Google Fitbit means new possibilities and questions for the smartwatch
CNET
Google's Fitbit acquisition will lead to a new Google watch on the horizon. But will Fitbit users get their sensitive data pulled into a bigger ecosystem?
Google is buying Fitbit: now what?
The Verge
Google is buying Fitbit and the reasons why are both simple and complicated. It’s the kind of big acquisition Google has done before (more money than YouTube, less than Nest or DoubleClick), but this one seems to have struck a particular nerve. My Twitter replies are currently filled with Fitbit customers promising to go buy Apple Watches right now.

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