Bose 700 Wireless Headphones
Review Date 10/23/2019
Welcome to the world of "audio AR." What is audio AR, you ask? According to Bose it's "helping you stay connected to your digital world and stay engaged in the physical world at the same time." OK, but how you ask? Welp, Bose says, "Bose AR-enabled products have motion sensors embedded inside that can detect your head orientation and body movement while you wear them. Bose AR-enhanced apps can then use this information along with location data from your mobile device to offer you audio content tailored to where you are and what you're doing." Yeah, that sounds kinda creepy? Or maybe not?
Can it snoop on me?
Device: No | App: No
Device: Yes | App: No
Device: No | App: Yes
How does it handle privacy?
How does it share data?
May share aggregated, de-identified data with anyone. Shares data with analytics service providers.
Can you delete your data?
User friendly privacy info?
Bose's privacy information is written in complex legal language, which may not be accessible to an average consumer.
What could happen if something went wrong
It's possible Bose could scoop up your information when you use these headphones and share it with others without your knowledge or consent. Bose currently is fighting a class action lawsuit for doing just that. Also, if you choose to use Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant with these headphones, know too that Google and Amazon are also tracking your data.
How to contact the company
Bose accused of spying on users, illegal wiretapping via Bose Connect app
A lawsuit alleges the Bose Connect app secretly intercepts and shares what you listen to.
Bose headphones have been spying on customers, lawsuit claims
Bose knows what you're listening to. At least that's the claim of a proposed class-action lawsuit filed late Tuesday in Illinois that accuses the high-end audio equipment maker of spying on its users and selling information about their listening habits without permission.
A message to our Bose Connect App customers
We understand the nature of Class Action lawsuits. And we’ll fight the inflammatory, misleading allegations made against us through the legal system. For now, we want to talk directly to you.
Federal Judge Refuses to Toss a Class Action Lawsuit Against Bose and Its ‘Collect’ App
Bose may soon have to face the music for sharing users’ information to third-parties.