Fitbit Sense

Fitbit Sense

Google
Bluetooth

Fecha de la reseña: 8 de Noviembre de 2021

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Always wanted an Apple Watch for all the cool health tracking and smart watch features but don't have and iPhone. Fitbit made their new Sense health and fitness tracker for you. This busy little watch measures your heart with an ECG, your blood oxygen levels, your stress through your skin temperature and electrodermal activity, how well (or not well) you are sleeping, it tracks your menstrual cycle, and more. It'll also track you with GPS, count your steps and calories and active minutes. The Sense literally knows when you are sleeping and knows when you are awake and knows if you've been bad or good. Santa, we see you.

¿Qué podría pasar si algo falla?

As of January 14, 2021, Google officially became the owner of Fitbit. That worried many privacy conscious users. However, Google promised that “Fitbit users’ health and wellness data won't be used for Google ads and this data will be kept separate from other Google ad data” as part of the deal with global regulators when they bought Fitbit. This is good.

And Fitbit seems to do an OK job with privacy and security. It de-identifies the data it collects so it's (hopefully) not personally identifiable. We say hopefully because, depending on the kind of data, it’s been found to be pretty easy to de-anonymize these data sets and track down an individual’s patterns, especially with location data. So, be aware with Fitbit—or any fitness tracker—you are strapping on a device that tracks your location, heart rate, sleep patterns, and more. That's a lot of personal information gathered in one place.

What is not good is what can happen with all this very personal health data if others aren't careful. A recent report showed that health data for over 61 million fitness tracker users, including both Fitbit and Apple, was exposed when a third party company that allowed users to sync their health data from their fitness trackers did not secure the data properly. Personal information such as names, birthdates, weight, height, gender, and geographical location for Fitbit and other fitness tracker users was left exposed because the company didn't password protect or encrypt their database. This is a great reminder that yes, while Fitbit might do a good job with their own security, anytime you sync or share that data with anyone else, it could be vulnerable. And Fitbit partners with many third parties such as employers and insurance companies. I don’t know about you, but I don’t need the world to know my weight and where I live. That’s really dang creepy.

Consejos para protegerte

  • Follow Fitbit's advice to keep your stats private
  • Be very careful what third party companies you consent to share you 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.
  • Stop sharing friends' lists: Under “Friends” on your profile page, select Privacy Setting and then Private.
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¿Me puede espiar? Información

Cámara

Dispositivo: No

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Micrófono

Dispositivo: No

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Rastrea la ubicación

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¿Qué se puede usar para registrarse?

¿Qué datos recopila la empresa?

¿Cómo utiliza la empresa estos datos?

Fitbit says that they transfer information to their corporate affiliates, service providers, and other partners who "process it for us, based on our instructions, and in compliance with this policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures." You may also give consent for Fitbit to share your information in other ways, for example, when you give a third party access to your account, or give your employer or insurance company access to information when you choose to participate in a wellness program. Remember when you do that, their use of your information will be governed by their privacy policies and terms.

¿Cómo puedes controlar el uso de tus datos?

You can choose not to sync the device with the app. Fitbit keeps your account information, like your name, email address, and password, for as long as your account is in existence. Fitbit keeps your exercise or activity data, until you use your account settings or tools to delete the data or your account. Fitbit also keeps information about you and your use of the Services for as long as necessary for their legitimate business interests, legal reasons, etc. So, there is no clear and final way to delete your data. No retention details are stated either.

¿Qué historial tiene la compañía en cuanto a la protección de los datos de los usuarios?

Promedio

Unfortunately, Fitbit's security measures did not prevent the major data leak of 61 million fitness tracker data records, including Fitbit user data, by the third party company GetHealth. In September 2021, a group of security researchers discovered GetHealth had an unsecured database containing over 61 million records related to wearable technology and fitness services. GetHealth accessed health data belonging to wearable device users around the world and leaked it in an non-password protected, unencrypted database. The list contained names, birthdates, weight, height, gender, and geographical location, as well as other medical data, such as blood pressure.

¿El producto se puede usar sin conexión?

¿La información de privacidad es fácil de entender?

Despite being acquired by Google, Fitbit keeps its own privacy policy, written it relatively simple language.

Enlaces a información de privacidad

¿El producto cumple nuestros estándares mínimos de seguridad? Información

Cifrado

Contraseña fuerte

To create a Fitbit account, users are required to provide strong, complex, passwords during onboarding.

Actualizaciones de seguridad

Gestiona las vulnerabilidades

Fitbit has a bug bounty program, which means that anyone who finds a security issue and discloses it responsibly may get paid.

Política de privacidad

¿El producto usa IA? Información

No se puede determinar

¿Es poco confiable esta IA?

No se puede determinar

¿Qué tipo de decisiones toma la IA acerca de ti o por ti?

¿La empresa es transparente acerca del funcionamiento de la IA?

No aplica

¿Tiene el usuario control sobre las características de la IA?

No se puede determinar

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