Review date: 11/02/2020
Withings little smart thermometer lets you take a temperature without coming in contact with the body, which is cool in the age of coronavirus. It's got a brightly lit display that can track the temperature readings of up to eight people. And it will sync temperature readings with the smartphone app automatically over WiFi so no need to Bluetooth sync. Based on your temperature and symptoms the app can recommend when it's time to take action. Withings even works with Boston Children's hospital to help provide education on proper medication and doses. Unlike the Kinsa smart thermometer, Withings doesn't share data to help determine public health outbreaks in an area.
What could happen if something goes wrong
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
Name, age, email, phone number, address, birthdate
How does it use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
No known incidents in the last 2 years.
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 the product use AI?
Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?
Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?
Withings is raising money to develop predictive data analytics for COVID-19 Detection. They also use a service called Ask Thermia (iOS only) offered by the Boston Children's Hospital that gives you insights about your temperature (e.g. Seek medical advice immediately). https://support.withings.com/hc/en-us/articles/221528067-Thermo-Getting-personalized-advice