Withings Body Scale this product meets our minimum security standards
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Withings Body Scale

Review Date 10/23/19

For those of us who don't live with a doctor, there's this series of scales. They do everything from weigh you to measure your heart rate, water percentage, bone and muscle mass. It takes all that very personal information and shares it with an app on your phone where you set up personalized programs to keep your weight right where you want it. If you have the willpower, that is.

Minimum Security Standards

         

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Encryption
Yes
Uses encryption in transit and at rest.
Security updates
Yes
Does it get regular software/firmware updates?
Strong password
Yes
You access the device through the Withings HealthMate app, which requires a unique password at the start.
Manages vulnerabilities
Yes
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?
Privacy policy
Yes
Does it have a privacy policy?

Can it snoop on me?

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

How does it handle privacy?

How does it share data?
Withings says it does not share data with third parties for commercial or marketing purposes.
Can you delete your data?
Yes
Collects biometrics data?
Yes
It collects body metrics data, which includes your weight, muscle, fat, and water percentage.
User friendly privacy info?
Yes
Withings' privacy policy is written in fairly simple language.
Links to privacy information
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What could happen if something went wrong

Withings does meet our Minimum Security Standards. And any data they collect on you, they say will not be shared out with any third parties. This is all very good, because these scales collect some very personal information and share that data to your phone. If this data were exposed, people wouldn't just know how much you weigh, but what your heart rate, BMI, and even if you are tracking a pregnancy.

How to contact the company

Phone Number No
Live Chat No
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