Huawei Band 3 Pro
Review Date 10/23/19
Huawei wants you to "meet the wearable’s wearable." Which seems kinda weird, because why would a wearable need a wearable? Now that we've gone all meta, let's bring it back down to earth. Because the wearable can track you all around earth with its built-in GPS to "makes sure you know exactly where you are and how far you've gone." The Band 3 Pro also tracks the usuals--activity, heart rate, sleep--as well as helps you find your phone when it goes missing and helps you swim better. Perhaps the best reason to get this wearable? It claims to "Control Your Life with a Touch." I mean, who doesn't need to control their life with a touch?
Can it snoop on me?
Device: No | App: Yes
Device: No | App: Yes
Device: Yes | App: Yes
How does it handle privacy?
How does it share data?
Huawei can share your data with business affiliates who make predictions about your interests and target you with ads.
Can you delete your data?
Collects biometrics data?
It collects data about your heart rate, activity, and sleep patterns.
User friendly privacy info?
Huawei's privacy information is written in fairly simple language but could be more accessible. Huawei has a page dedicated just to its approach to privacy.
What could happen if something went wrong
This device tracks your location, heart rate, sleep patterns, stress and more. That's a lot of personal information gathered in one place. And Huawei says they may share your data with business affiliates who make predictions about your interests and target you with ads. That means it's possible you could go running in the same park everyday, Huawei could learn that data about you and share it with someone who will target you with ads for that brewery right near the park. You start going to the brewery instead of running and get fat.
How to contact the company
Fitness Trackers – 13 Wearables in a Security Test
As the monitoring of vital signs is enjoying increasing acceptance, the market for fitness wristbands, sport watches and smartwatches with fitness functions is booming. Insurance companies are participating in the costs of the recording devices, while at the same time, data protection advocates are warning against "transparent patients" with "fitness tethers". AV-TEST took up the issue of security and examined 12 of the latest fitness trackers, as well as the Apple Watch Series 3.