kGOAL Kegel Exerciser
Review date: 11/01/2018
Jokes abound about women doing kegel exercises. The fact is though, around a third of women in the US report some bladder control issues kegel exercise can help with. Kegel exercises strengthen the pelvic floor which helps with core strength, post-pregnancy health, intimacy well being, as well as bladder control. This little smart kegel exerciser connects to an app on your phone through Bluetooth. Once connected, it guides users through a kegel workout, tracks progress and improvement, and even claims to make doing kegel exercises fun. And because pelvic health isn't just for women, kGOAL plans to release a pelvic exerciser for men--called kGOAL Boost--later this year.
What could happen if something goes wrong
This company seemingly does a good job with privacy and security. One thing that has us worried is when a user downloads the kGOAL app and signs up to use it, the app doesn't requires a very strong password. This means nearly anyone good at guessing or cracking weak passwords could sign in to your account and see your activity.
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
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Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Update on February 5, 2019 from the kGOAL company: "We are in the process of finalizing an app update that we've been working on for a few months that includes a switch from HTTP to HTTPS for communication between the app and the cloud server where data is backed up. The Android version was published yesterday and the iOS version has been submitted to Apple for approval and then publishing."
App requires creation of account & password, but the login for the app does not require a very strong password.