Fitbit Ace 3

Fitbit Ace 3

Fitbit
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Data da avaliação: 8 de Novembro de 2021

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Motivating kids to move has gone high tech with Fitbit's Ace 3 for kids, a fitness tracker targeted at the 6 and up crowd. This little wristband comes with activity and sleep tracking, 8-days of battery life, and a way for kids to customize the face. Parents get parental controls where they can track their kids activity and approve connections with friends, set-up goals and rewards for activity, and encourage competition between their siblings. Gone are the days of Dad yelling at you to get off your lazy butt and go outside or Mom telling you to go to bed! Now there's a device for that.

O que pode acontecer se algo der errado?

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. Fitbit says they take extra privacy considerations for children including more limited data collection and parental controls. Fitbit also 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 didn’t 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.

One final consideration. This device tracks the activity and sleep of a child. Parents should ask themselves, is this information something I want gathered and potentially accessible to others if there were a data leak or security vulnerability? Also, we think there is a good question to be raised about teaching young children that this level of digital surveillance in their lives is OK.

Dicas para se proteger

  • Parents, keep a sharp eye on parent controls and permissions.
  • 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.
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O que pode ser usado para se inscrever?

Parents must set up a family account for their children.

Que dados a empresa coleta?

Como a empresa usa esses dados?

Fitbit may share personal information to its affiliates or other trusted businesses or persons to process it for them, based on Fitbit's instructions and subject to other appropriate confidentiality and security measures. Data is used to provide, personalize, and improve Fitbit services, authenticate users’ identities, to track activities and exercise, and to provide customer support.

Como você pode controlar seus dados?

If at any time you wish to stop further collection or use of your child's information, you can delete your child’s account.

Qual é o histórico conhecido da empresa na proteção de dados dos usuários?

Médio

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.

Este produto pode ser usado offline?

Sim

Informações de privacidade fáceis de entender?

Sim

Links para informações de privacidade

Este produto atende aos nossos padrões mínimos de segurança? informações

Sim

Criptografia

Sim

Senha forte

Sim

Atualizações de segurança

Sim

Gerencia vulnerabilidades

Sim

Política de privacidade

Sim

O produto usa inteligência artificial? informações

Não


Novidades

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Google’s acquisition of fitness tracker giant Fitbit has been completed.
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