Withings Thermo

Withings Thermo

Withings
Wi-Fi Bluetooth

Review date: Nov. 8, 2021

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Not creepy

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?

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 all great for a device that takes your temperature because you don't need the world knowing just how hot you are (or if you have a fever).

Tips to protect yourself

  • Be very careful what third party companies you consent to share your health data with. If you do decided 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: No

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

Yes

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

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