Apple Watch 5 this product meets our minimum security standards
Apple $399 and up

Apple Watch 5

Review Date 10/23/19

Ever notice the Apple Watch only becomes a watch if you jiggle your wrist or tap its face? Some watch, huh? The 2019 upgrade to the new Apple Watch 5 fixes all that. With what Apple calls an "Always-On Retina display", now your $400 (and up) watch is actually a full-time watch and more. Last year Apple added heart monitoring to the Apple Watch. This year they've added a noise app that lets you know when the decibels in your vicinity are a bit loud. And a new cycle tracking app lets users track their menstrual cycles. It also tracks your steps, plays your music, makes your calls, and hassles you when you've been sitting too long and need to get off your bum and move around. Thanks Siri!

Minimum Security Standards

Five basic steps every company should take to protect consumer privacy. Learn more.

Overall Security Rating
5/5 star
Encryption
Yes
Uses encryption in transit and at rest.
Security updates
Yes
Does it get regular software/firmware updates?
Strong password
Yes
Do you have to create a strong password?
Manages vulnerabilities
Yes
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?
Privacy policy
Yes
Does it have a privacy policy?

Can it snoop on me?

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

How does it handle privacy?

How does it share data?
Apple does not share your data with third parties for commercial or marketing purposes. All Siri voice requests are anonymous and Apple auto-deletes them after 6 months.
Can you delete your data?
Yes
Collects biometrics data?
Yes
It can collect data about your heart rate, menstrual cycle, hearing, breathing, and your heart's electrical signals. May use voice recognition to identify your voice.
User friendly privacy info?
Yes
Apple's privacy information is written in fairly simple, easy-to-read language. They recently refreshed their privacy pages so it's centralized and written in a visual format.
Links to privacy information
😮

What could happen if something went wrong

Apple meets our minimum security standards and does a pretty good job with privacy and security as a company. However, this device does track a whole bunch of biometric data including your heart rate, menstrual cycle, hearing, breathing, and your heart's electrical signals. Better hope your insurance company never gets access to all that info cause that could get weird (and costly).

How to contact the company

Phone Number (800) 275–2273
Twitter applesupport