Withings Body Smart Scales

Withings Body Smart Scales

Withings $59.95 - $149.95
Wi-Fi Bluetooth

Review date: 11/02/2020

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 can set up personalized programs to keep your weight right where you want it. If you have the willpower, that is.

What could happen if something goes wrong

Withings seems to do a good job protecting your privacy and security. They don't share or sell your data and have an easy to read privacy policy. Which is great for a device that knows how much you weigh, what your body fat percentage is, and how much water you are retaining. No one but you really needs to know all that.

Privacy

Can it snoop on me?

Camera

Device: No

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: No

App: No

Tracks Location

Device: No

App: Yes

What is required to sign up?

What data does it collect?

How can you control your data?

You can choose not to sync the device with the app. You can request that data be deleted.

What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?

Average

No known incidents in the last 2 years.

Can this product be used offline?

Yes

User friendly privacy information?

Yes

Links to privacy information

Security

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?

Yes

Uses encryption in transit and at rest.

Encryption

Yes

Uses encryption in transit and at rest.

Strong password

No

You access the device through the Withings HealthMate app, which requires a unique password at the start.

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Privacy policy

Yes

The Withings Privacy Policy is clearly laid out, and uses a series of icons to help people understand the data collection and use.

Artificial Intelligence

Does the product use AI?

Unknown

Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?

Unknown

Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?

Unknown

Company contact info

Phone Number

No

Live Chat

No

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