Review date: 11/02/2020
Wyze makes an affordable smart scale that tracks all the same things more expensive smart scales track. It connects to app through Bluetooth to sync your weight, BMI, heart rate, protein level, visceral fat, and more. As with the other scales we reviewed, the app works with Google Fit, Apple Health, and other popular fitness apps. One concern we have is how well Wyze does at protecting their users' data. In December, 2019 Wyze databases holding millions of customers' information was exposed to the public.
What could happen if something goes wrong
It doesn't really matter if Wyze says they won't sell the personal information they collect on you with this fitness tracker if they don't do a good job of securing that personal information where they store it. In December 2019, Wyze databases holding millions of customers' information were exposed to the public. This is bad. Should you trust Wyze with your personal information? You can and you'll likely be OK. But if they don't step up and do a better job securing your stress levels, sleep patterns, email address, gender, or even audio requests, some bad person could access that info and learn a whole lot about you. What's the worst that could happen? Oh, maybe someone could use your biometric data to learn your drinking habits. They see that you tend to drink a bit too much on Saturdays and start targeting you then with ads to buy those expensive records you collect. You drunk buy way too much stuff and end up deep in debt. Perhaps it's not likely to happen. It's also not out of the question.
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
Name, email, birth year, gender
Weight, body mass index, body fat, skeletal muscle mass, visceral fat
How does it use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
In December, 2019 Wyze databases holding millions of customers' information were exposed to the public.
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
You can submit security vulnerabilities to Wyze: https://wyze.com/security-report