Garmin Venu

Garmin Venu

Garmin
Bluetooth

Data recenzji: 9 listopada 2022

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Want a smart watch fitness tracker but prefer a round face to Apple Watch's square one? The Garmin Venu has a round face, tracks everything you can possibly image--heart rate, pulse ox, stress, sleeping, menstrual cycle, and more--and will train you up with on-screen workouts, a coach, and built-in sports apps. It's got it all, and a round face! And if you're into square watch faces, Garmin Venu comes in those too. Bonus, Garmin does a pretty good job handling all your sensitive information.

Co się może stać, jeśli coś pójdzie nie tak?

When your *Privacy Not Included researcher wanted to get a fitness tracking smartwatch to see how stressed out reading privacy policies made her, Garmin is what she went with. Because Garmin seems to do one of the best jobs handling the privacy and security of all the personal data fitness trackers collect, at least according to their really not that stressful privacy policy.

Here’s what this privacy researcher likes about Garmin. Yes, they do collect a good bit of personal information through the device and on the Garmin Connect app because that’s what a fitness tracking smartwatch does. They collect data like email address, device information, location, and all that body related data like physical activity, stress, sleep patterns, heat rate, pulse ox, and more. The good thing is, yes, they collect it, but they also seem to protect it.

Your “sharing with others” user settings in the Garmin Connect app are set to “private” by default. Which is great. You can choose to share your data with contacts if you wish, but you have to change your privacy settings to do that. Good work Garmin. Garmin also doesn’t share your personal information for advertising purposes with third parties. They ask you to opt-in rather than opt-out of consent to receive marketing communications from them. And their privacy policy is actually pretty good at laying out what data they collect, clearly explaining why they collect it, and how it is used. That’s all worth another, good work Garmin!

Garmin also seems to do a pretty good job securing the personal information they collect. However, they did suffer that very public ransomware attack in 2020. Ransomware attacks suck and it seems no company is safe from them these days. Good news though, no user data was actually compromised in that attack, so, once more, good work Garmin.

Garmin isn’t 100% perfect though. We do ding them because they don’t make it clear in their privacy policy that all users -- regardless of where they live and the privacy laws they live under -- have the same right to access and delete their data. Garmin told us they don’t deny any user those requests. However, it seems based on the way their privacy policy is worded, they could. Garmin told us they would revisit the wording in their privacy policy on this issue. Here’s hoping they make an update to clarify that soon.

Is your intrepid privacy researcher happy with her decision to get a Garmin fitness tracker? Yes, she is. Although it does make her a little nervous that she now leaves her phone's Bluetooth on all the time. But hey, knowing that body battery score is really cool! What’s the worst that could happen with your fun Garmin fitness tracking smartwatch? Well, hopefully nothing, but do beware if you link your data to other third party apps like Strava and MyFitnessPal. Those apps come with their own privacy policies and every time you share your personal information with someone else you increase the vulnerability of that personal information.

Wskazówki, jak się chronić

  • Be very careful who you choose 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, WeChat, etc.
  • When you no longer use the app, go to "Delete account" in the app menu.
  • Turn off precise location sharing!
  • Use your device privacy controls to limit access to your personal information via app (do not give access to your camera, microphone, images and videos).
  • Keep your app regularly updated.
  • Limit ad tracking via your device (eg on iPhone go to Privacy -> Advertising -> Limit ad tracking) and biggest ad networks (for Google, go to Google account and turn off ad personalization).
  • Do not sign up with third-party accounts. Better just log in with email and strong password.
  • Chose a strong password! You may use a password control tool like 1Password, KeePass etc.
  • Request your data be deleted once you stop using the app. Simply deleting an app from your device usually does not erase your personal data.
  • When starting a sign-up, do not agree to tracking of your data if possible.
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Urządzenie: Nie

Aplikacja: Nie

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Urządzenie: Tak

Aplikacja: Tak

Czego można użyć do rejestracji?

WeChat, QQ, Google, and Apple log-ins available

Jakie dane zbiera ta firma?

Jak ta firma wykorzystuje te dane?

Garmin clearly states they don't sell your personal information to anyone. Garmin doesn’t share any data collected from a user’s device unless the user directs them to do so.

If you choose to authorize Garmin to permit a third party, such as your wellness program provider, or an app, such as MyFitnessPal, Strava, or TrainingPeaks, to access your activity data in your Garmin account, then they will share such data with the third party.

How the company says they may share data with law enforcement:
Garmin may also share data to comply with legal obligations, such as a valid subpoena, court or judicial order, or other valid legal process.

Jak możesz kontrolować swoje dane?

It is unclear if all users regardless of location can get their data be deleted.

Garmin will retain your personal data as long as your Garmin account is considered to be active or in accordance with applicable law and regulatory obligations.

If you reside in the EEA, U.K., or Switzerland, you have the right, subject to the conditions set out in the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") or other applicable law, to request from Garmin access to and rectification or erasure of your personal data.

If you do not reside in the EEA, U.K., Switzerland, or mainland China but you believe you have a right to exercise the right to erasure of your data or any other rights under your local laws, please contact Garmin International, Inc. by email at [email protected]

Jaka jest znana historia tej firmy w zakresie ochrony danych użytkowników?

Średnia

They did suffer that very public ransomware attack in 2020. No user data was compromised during this attack.

Informacje o prywatności dziecka

"We request individuals under the age of 13 in the U.S. and under the age of 16 in the rest of the world not provide personal data to Garmin. If we learn that we have collected personal data from a child under the age of 13 in the U.S. or under 16 in the rest of the world, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible."

Czy ten produkt może być używany bez połączenia z siecią?

Tak

Przyjazne dla użytkownika informacje o prywatności?

Tak

Garmin has an easy to find list of all privacy policies. The privacy polices are relatively simple to read.

Odnośniki do informacji o prywatności

Czy ten produkt spełnia nasze minimalne standardy bezpieczeństwa? informacje

Tak

Szyfrowanie

Tak

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.

Silne hasło

Tak

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

Aktualizacje zabezpieczeń

Tak

Zajmuje się problemami z bezpieczeństwem

Tak

Zasady ochrony prywatności

Tak

Czy produkt wykorzystuje sztuczną inteligencję? informacje

Tak

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

Czy tej sztucznej inteligencji nie można ufać?

Nie można ustalić

Jakie decyzje sztuczna inteligencja podejmuje o Tobie lub za Ciebie?

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

Czy firma jest przejrzysta w kwestii działania sztucznej inteligencji?

Tak

Czy użytkownik ma kontrolę nad funkcjami sztucznej inteligencji?

Tak

*Prywatność do nabycia osobno

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