WeVibe Sync

WeVibe Sync

WeVibe
Bluetooth

Review date: Feb. 7, 2021

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Somewhat creepy

Sync is the word of the day. This hands-free, dual stimulation vibrator syncs with you and your partner. It is designed to be used for solo play or together as a couple's toy during sex. It also syncs over Bluetooth with WeVibe's We-Connect app. Touch mode let's you or your partner adjust the vibration pattern and intensity in real time from anywhere in the world. Beat mode vibrates to the beat of any music you want. Here's to syncing up your Sync vibrator with NSYNC and getting in sync with your lover.

What could happen if something goes wrong?

WeVibe has a bit of a spotty track record when it comes to protecting users' privacy. Back in 2016, they were caught collecting data on how and when people were using their sex toys (things like login dates, times, favorite patterns) without their knowledge. This resulted in WeVibe reaching a $3.75 million class action settlement. That's the bad news. The good news is, after they got busted for being sloppy with their users' information, they seemed to clean up their act. They removed account registration so they no longer collect things like name, email, phone number or other personally identifying information on users. And they made their anonymous data sharing opt-in, which is good. So, is your WeVibe connected sex toy now 100% safe, private, and secure? It's better, for sure. It's still a Bluetooth connected sex toy that connects to an internet connected app. One Twitter user in 2019 explained how she could control any WeVibe toy with her laptop and a long-range antenna. Does that mean your toy is likely to be hacked? No, probably not. Does that mean your toy could be hacked? Yeah, it probably could.

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Can it snoop on me? information

Camera

Device: No

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: No

App: Yes

Tracks location

Device: No

App: Yes

What can be used to sign up?

The app didn't require sign in. Instead, users generate a unique pin to pair devices and to allow remote control. The app has an optional pin lock.

What data does the company collect?

How does the company use this data?

WeVibe does not sell user data. They may share anonymized user data with third parties like Google Analytics to improve its products and the app.

How can you control your data?

Users can request their data be deleted by emailing [email protected].

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

Average

In 2017, We-Vibe settled a lawsuit for $3.75 million USD after being accused of collecting data from its vibrators without users' knowledge. Although the company did not admit wrongdoing, they have since changed their privacy policy. There have been no known incidences or data breaches since this case.

Can this product be used offline?

Yes

User-friendly privacy information?

No

Accessible but very light on detail

Links to privacy information

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards? information

Yes

Encryption

Yes

From our email exchange: "Yes, we use encryption for our app and our products that can be connected to the We-Connect app. We also work closely together with a security consulting firm who regularly reviews our security measures and encryption methods."

Strong password

Yes

App doesn't require sign-in. WeVibe said in the email that: "Yes, the app can be additionally locked with a password" or for an extra layer of security with a pin."

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

As per email exchange: "In addition to our inhouse experts, we work with a security consulting company that regularly reviews all our security measures and advises us on constant improvement so that we offer state-of-the-art security standards". WeVibe says anyone who finds a vulnerabiity can also report it through their general customer care link https://www.we-vibe.com/us/contact

Privacy policy

Yes

Does the product use AI? information

No

*privacy not included

Dive Deeper

  • Sex toy maker agrees to stop collecting intimate data
    Engadget Link opens in a new tab
  • Vibrator Maker To Pay Millions Over Claims It Secretly Tracked Use
    NPR Link opens in a new tab
  • Hacking a sex toy is possible — and it could have dangerous results
    Mic Link opens in a new tab
  • Sex toy maker agrees to stop collecting intimate data
    Engadget Link opens in a new tab
  • Security Researcher Claims on Twitter Most Bluetooth Sex Toys are Easily Hackable
    @SarahJamieLewis on Tiwtter Link opens in a new tab

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