Garmin Vivosmart 4 this product meets our minimum security standards
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Garmin Vivosmart 4

Review Date 10/23/19

Stressed out? Overwhelmed? Neck in knots? Stomach a mess? Well, here you go! This fitness tracker does all the usual fitness tracking stuff like activity, heart rate, sleep monitoring and more. This little bracelet also tracks the time interval between each heartbeat and then uses that to figure out your stress level. There’s a feature that will vibrate and remind you to take a moment to breath if your stress level gets too high. Sounds either amazing or like something the would end up buzzing on your wrist all day long telling you to relax, which only makes you more stressed out. Deep breath everyone.
Minimum Security Standards
         
Encryption
Yes
Uses encryption in transit and at rest. Wearable devices run over a secure BLE connection from a mobile app.
Security updates
Yes
Strong password
Yes
In order to use the app, an account with a strong password is required.
Manages vulnerabilities
Yes
Garmin has a bug bounty program.
Privacy policy
Yes

Can it snoop on me?

Camera
Yes (app)
Tracks Location
Yes (device & app)

How does it handle privacy?

How does it share data?
With user consent, may use aggregated, de-identified data for analytics and product improvement.
Can you delete your data?
Yes
Collects biometrics data?
Yes
Yes. It collects data about your heart rate, activity, and sleep patterns.
User friendly privacy info?
Yes
Links to privacy information
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What could happen if something went wrong

Garmin seems to do a good job with privacy and security and de-identifies the data it collects so it's (hopefully) not personally identifiable. We say hopefully because, depending on the kind of data, it’s been found to be pretty easy to de-anonymize these data sets and track down an individual’s patterns, especially with location data. So, just be completely aware you are strapping on device with a built-in microphone that tracks your location, heart rate, sleep patterns, and more. That's a lot of personal information gathered in one place..

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