Apple Watch 4 this product meets our minimum security standards
Apple $399 - $799

Apple Watch 4

The granddaddy of wearable watch tech--the Apple Watch--just got redesigned and re-engineered, seemingly with granddaddies and grandmommies in mind. The biggest change? This smart watch now comes with two FDA-cleared heart monitoring features, fall detection to alert an emergency contact when you fall, and an emergency SOS for when you can't get up. It also tracks your steps, plays your music, makes your calls, and has Siri without even having to say "Hey Siri."

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Can it spy on me

Camera Device: No | App: No
Microphone Device: Yes | App: No
Location Tracking Device: Yes | App: No

What does it know about me

Product uses encryption

Reading level for privacy policy


Privacy policy reading level scores provided by the Usable Privacy Policy Project
Shares your information with 3rd parties for unexpected reasons
Nearly every company collects some kind of information on its users. That’s how the internet works. It’s how they use and care for this information that matters. You should know whether a company shares or sells your personal information to others and for what reasons. For the purpose of this report Mozilla determined that if according to a company’s privacy policy, it appeared to share data with third parties that could then use that information to market or advertise to customers, then we labeled it as “Shares information with third parties for unexpected reasons.” This does not mean your information is definitely used for these purposes. Simply that the policy leaves the possibility open your information could be used in this way.

Can I control it

If a password is required, you must change the default password
Not required
Automatic security updates
Deletes data it stores on you
Has parental controls

Company shows it cares about its customers

Company manages security vulnerabilities
Company makes it easy to contact customer support
Phone Number (800) 275–2273
Live Chat Yes
Email Yes
Twitter Yes

😮What could happen if something went wrong

Your could come to rely on the fall detection and emergency contact alert and it could fail, leaving you or your elderly family member in a bad place.


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