Withings Body Scale
Review date: 10/23/2019
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.
What could happen if something goes 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.
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?
Uses encryption in transit and at rest.
You access the device through the Withings HealthMate app, which requires a unique password at the start.
Does it get regular software/firmware updates?
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?