kGOAL Kegel Exerciser

kGOAL Kegel Exerciser

Review date: Nov. 1, 2018

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Super creepy
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.
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Can it snoop on me? information

Camera

Device: No

App: No

Microphone

Device: No

App: No

Tracks location

Device: No

App: Yes

What can be used to sign up?

What data does the company collect?

How does the company use this data?

How can you control your data?

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

Average

Can this product be used offline?

Can’t Determine

User-friendly privacy information?

N/A

Links to privacy information

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards? information

Yes

Encryption

Yes

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."

Strong password

Yes

App requires creation of account & password, but the login for the app does not require a very strong password.

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Privacy policy

Yes

Does the product use AI? information

Can’t Determine

Is this AI untrustworthy?

Can’t Determine

What kind of decisions does the AI make about you or for you?

Is the company transparent about how the AI works?

Can’t Determine

Does the user have control over the AI features?

Can’t Determine


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