Review date: 11/02/2020
Peloton isn't just about bikes anymore. They also sell a couple of high-priced treadmills too. $4295 gets you a shock absorbing treadmill with a 32 inch touch screen built in so you can feel like you're running on the beach with your trainer when in fact you're stuck inside your apartment because coronavirus sucks. The app tracks your workouts and gives you access to things like yoga classes and strength training too. So when you can finally safely emerge from your apartment, you'll have a body ready for the beach.
What could happen if something goes wrong
It doesn't seem like there's too much that could go wrong while you're sweating away on your Peloton. Good on Peloton for not selling your personal data. And good on Peloton for working hard to remove extremist Qanon content from its forums and leaderboards. It's crazy to us that they have to, but such is the world these days. What's the worst that could happen? We suppose your roommate could access your Peloton, pretend they are you, and hurt your leaderboard status. Or maybe help your leaderboard status!
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
Name, email, phone number, address, age, gender
Friends you follow
How does it use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
Peloton had a security malfunction in August 2020 that caused the cameras to transmit a 24 hour livestream instead the studios, viewable on web browsers.
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Peloton encourages responsible security vulerability reporting. https://support.onepeloton.com/hc/en-us/articles/360024551291-Security-Compliance
Does the product use AI?
Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?
Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?
Peloton is hiring a VP for AI and Computer Vision, so something AI based will be coming. https://ai-jobs.net/job/1831-vice-president-artificial-intelligence-and-computer-vision/