Withings Body Smart Scales

Withings Body Smart Scales

Withings
Wi-Fi Bluetooth

Review date: Nov. 8, 2021

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Not creepy

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 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.

Tips to protect yourself

  • Be very careful what third party companies you consent to share your health data with. If you do decide to share your health data with another company, read their privacy policy to see how they protect, secure, and share or sell your data.
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Can it snoop on me? information

Camera

Device: No

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: No

App: No

Tracks location

Device: No

App: Yes

What can be used to sign up?

What data does the company collect?

How does the company use this data?

Your personal data will not be distributed, communicated, exchanged or transferred to third parties, on any medium whatsoever.

How can you control your data?

Your data is stored until you request its deletion. If you wish to delete your data and your account, you can request it. In the event of a deletion request, all your data will be permanently deleted within 30 days of your request.

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

Average

No known incidents in the last 3 years.

Can this product be used offline?

Yes

User-friendly privacy information?

Yes

Written in plain language

Links to privacy information

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards? information

Yes

Encryption

Yes

Strong password

No

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

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Privacy policy

Yes

Does the product use AI? information

Can’t Determine

Is this AI untrustworthy?

Can’t Determine

What kind of decisions does the AI make about you or for you?

Is the company transparent about how the AI works?

Can’t Determine

Does the user have control over the AI features?

Can’t Determine


News

Withings raises $60m for AI-enabled wearables
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French wearables pioneer Withings has raised $60m to develop its professional, predictive data analytics for Covid-19 detection

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