Warning: *privacy not included with this product
Mi Band 5
Review date: 11/02/2020
Mi--owned by Beijing-based Xiaomi--offers a lower cost health and fitness tracker. It tracks what most fitness trackers track--heart rate, sleep, stress, steps, calories, menstrual cycles, and more. Should you trust it? Xiaomi, the parent company of Mi, was recently caught secretly collecting data on some users, so buyer beware.
What could happen if something goes wrong
Xiaomi--the company that makes the Mi Band--has recently come under fire when researchers found that Xiaomi was secretly collecting users' data during private web browsing and phone use. This is a huge yikes! And we found the "Your Rights" section of their privacy statement ito be incomplete. Another yikes. We also can't guarantee this product meets our Minimum Security Standards as the company didn't take the time to respond to our question about how they handle security vulnerabilities. All in all, we warn this band that tracks some of your most personal biometric data comes with *Privacy Not Included. Buyer beware.
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
Name, email, phone number, gender
Heart rate, movement, sleep data, menstrual cycle, and more
How does it use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
Researchers found that Xiaomi was secretly collecting users' data during private browsing sessions.
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Xiaomi has a bug bounty program, which means that anyone who finds a security issue and discloses it responsibly may get paid. https://hackerone.com/xiaomi?type=team