Whistle 3 Smart Tracker
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Whistle 3 Smart Tracker

Review Date 11/01/2018

Have you ever thought, "I need a Fitbit for my dog?" If so, this is the product for you. This little doohickey attaches to your dog's collar and then lets you track where she is while also monitoring her activity. It combines GPS, Wi-Fi, and cellular tech to track your pup at all times, alert you if she leaves a "safe area", and let you know if she is getting enough exercise. You'll love it, your dog might find it a bit creepy.

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Overall Security Rating
5/5 star
Encryption
Yes
In some cases, not all information is encrypted. This raises a flag.
Security updates
Yes
Strong password
Yes
Customers are prompted to create a unique password. However, in some cases the tracker transmits data to the server without any authentication.
Manages vulnerabilities
Yes
The company has no bug bounty program, but handles security internally.
Privacy policy
Yes

Can it snoop on me?

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

How does it handle privacy?

How does it share data?
May share or sell user data with advertisers and/or third party businesses.
Can you delete your data?
Yes
Parental controls?
Unknown
Collects biometrics data?
Unknown
User friendly privacy info?
No
Links to privacy information
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What could happen if something went wrong

Because the tracker transmits data that isn't always encrypted or authenticated, anyone with a little technical skill could see it. They could learn you aren't walking your dog regularly. They could also track all your dog's movements, which your pup--and you--might not like.

How to contact the company

Updates

I Know Where Your Pet Is
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