Garmin Index Smart Scale

Garmin Index Smart Scale

Garmin
Wifi Bluetooth

Fecha de la reseña: 8 de Noviembre de 2021

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Let's be honest, tracking all those steps with a fitness wearable is nice. Seeing the benefits of all those steps when you take that step onto the scale is much nicer. Garmin's "smart scale with connected features" gives you a way to bring all those metrics — weight, body mass index, body fat, skeletal muscle mass and more — together. Pair up this WiFi and Bluetooth connected scale with the same app your Garmin fitness tracker uses and you've got all your fitness and body info right there in one place. Now get stepping.

¿Qué podría pasar si algo falla?

Garmin seems to do a good job handling the privacy and security of all the personal data this smart scale collects. They did suffer that very public ransomware attack in 2020. Ransomware attacks suck and it seems no company is safe from them these days.

Garmin says they don’t sell your personal data to anyone. This is great. Garmin also seems to do a good job with what data they do share, which doesn’t seem to be too much. They ask for explicit consent before sharing things like wellness data with third party wellness companies and emails for marketing.

Garmin may share or sell de-identified aggregate data collected by the Garmin Connect app with third parties to do things like make their features better or for research purposes. This doesn’t worry us too much. Although now is a good time to remind you that it’s been found to be pretty easy to de-anonymize some types of data and track down an individual’s patterns, especially with location data. If you’re worried about this, you can opt out of using the Garmin Connect app to keep track of all the cool things it keeps track of. Which could be a bummer, but hey, also more private.

Consejos para protegerte

  • Be very carefull who you chose to share your Garmin wellness data with.
  • Adjust your privacy settings in the Garmin Connect app to suit your comfort level.
  • Don't connect your Garmin app to any social networks like Facebook.
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¿Me puede espiar? Información

Cámara

Dispositivo: No

Aplicación:

Micrófono

Dispositivo: No

Aplicación: No

Rastrea la ubicación

Dispositivo: No

Aplicación:

¿Qué se puede usar para registrarse?

¿Qué datos recopila la empresa?

¿Cómo utiliza la empresa estos datos?

Garmin clearly states they don't sell your personal information to anyone. They do say they may share or sell de-identified data collected by the Garmin Connect app: "From time to time, we share or sell activity data in a de-identified and aggregated manner with or to companies that provide Garmin and our customers with content or features for the purpose of enhancing the quality of the content or features they provide and with or to other third parties for research or other purposes."

Some users wish to connect their Garmin accounts with their accounts on other platforms, such as Strava or MyFitnessPal, and they share a user’s data with such other platforms if directed to do so by a user.

Garmin says they will only share most other forms of data like wellness data with wellness program provider, location data for navigation purposes or emails for marketing, with your explicit consent.

¿Cómo puedes controlar el uso de tus datos?

Users can delete their data from their devices at any time.

Data provided to companion apps and servers is retained for as long as the user’s account is active. Users can delete their data from the companion apps and services at any time.

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

Promedio

No known incidents in the last 3 years.

¿El producto se puede usar sin conexión?

¿La información de privacidad es fácil de entender?

Enlaces a información de privacidad

¿El producto cumple nuestros estándares mínimos de seguridad? Información

Cifrado

Garmin devices and apps use a combination of asymmetric and symmetric encryption appropriate to the nature and function of the product, and data stored/transmitted.

Contraseña fuerte

In order to use companion apps, an account with a strong password is required.

Actualizaciones de seguridad

Gestiona las vulnerabilidades

Política de privacidad

¿El producto usa AI? Información

Garmin uses Machine Learning (ML) to provide personalized insights to customers who wish to receive them as they pursue their fitness and wellness goals.

¿Es poco confiable esta IA?

No se puede determinar

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

Garmin says in their privacy policy, "Garmin does not make any decisions based on algorithms or other automated processing that significantly affect you."

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

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


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