Samsung Galaxy Fit
Review Date 10/23/19
"Track your every move with ease" says the marketing website for this fitness tracker. For those of you who want to have every move of yours tracked with ease, this tracker does it -- activity, heart rate, sleep, stress, all tracked and shared with an app on your phone. Wasn't there a time when people didn't want their every move tracked by anyone but Santa Claus?
Can it snoop on me?
Device: No | App: No
Device: Yes | App: No
Device: Yes | App: Yes
How does it handle privacy?
How does it share data?
Samsung 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?
Samsung's privacy information is written in fairly simple language but could be more accessible. Samsung 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 Samsung 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 get have crazy insomnia and sleep terribly for a couple months, Samsung could know that and share that data with someone who will target you with ads for sleeping pills everywhere you go. You try the sleeping pills out, get addicted, and end up needing rehab.
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.