Review date: Nov. 8, 2021
Wyze makes an affordable smart scale that tracks all the same things more expensive smart scales track. It connects to the Wyze 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. And hey, it says it offers "unlimited sharing with friends and family" because, you know, it's super fun to share your weight and visceral fat with friends and family, right? Really people, there can be too much sharing!
What could happen if something goes wrong?
The biggest worry we have about Wyze’s connected products is the huge data leak their smart cameras suffered back in December, 2019 that exposed the personal information of 2.4 million customers when they left a database unprotected for 22 days. That is not good, not good at all. Fortunately, Wyze jumped on fixing their epic goof, which is what you want to see from a company when something like this happens. And as far as we can tell, Wyze hasn’t had any major security vulnerabilities or data leaks since then.
Tips to protect yourself
- Review Wyze's recommendations to keep your account secure
- Check Wyze security & trust tips
- Be very careful who you chose to share your Wyze wellness data with.
- Don't connect your Wyze app to any social networks like Facebook.
- Enable two-factor identification
Can it snoop on me?
What can be used to sign up?
What data does the company collect?
Name, email, birth year, gender
Weight, body mass index, body fat, visceral fat
How does the company use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record of protecting users’ data?
In 2019, a massive leak happened at Wyze, exposing information from 2.4M customers. To Wyze’s credit, it has been very detailed in describing what happened, when, why, how, and what the company is doing about it.
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
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