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Mi Band 6
Mi—owned by Beijing-based Xiaomi—offers the Mi Band 6 as 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?
Tips to protect yourself
- Be very careful who you chose to share your wellness data with.
- Don't connect your app to any social networks like Facebook.
- Minimize volumes of data collected about you by an app
- Use two-factor authentication
What can be used to sign up?
What data does the company collect?
Name, email, phone number, gender
Exercise information (such as targets set, targets met, swimming times), heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, weight, movement, sleep data, menstrual cycle, and more
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?
Speaking to Forbes in early 2020, security researchers Gabriel Cirlig and Andrew Tierney claimed that Xiaomi’s mobile web browsers collect an inordinate amount of data even in incognito mode. This allegedly included all URLs and search queries made in the stock MIUI browser, Mi Browser Pro, and Mint Browser. Combined, these browsers have more than 15 million downloads on the Google Play Store.
Can this product be used offline?
User-friendly privacy information?
Xiaomi provides the IoT privacy white paper.
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Xiaomi runs a vulnerability disclosure process via https://trust.mi.com/misrc/bulletins
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