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.
What could happen if something goes 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.
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
How does it use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
In some cases, not all information is encrypted. This raises a flag.
Customers are prompted to create a unique password. However, in some cases the tracker transmits data to the server without any authentication.
The company has no bug bounty program, but handles security internally.