Reviewed September 30th, 2020
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Fitbit Aria Air Scale

Fitbit, Inc.
4/10

Summary

The Aria Air is a smart scale that can track your weight, body fat percentage, and BMI, and display trends on your phone. It can be purchased for $129.95.

Privacy Checklist

Does it meet our minimum privacy standards?

Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?

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Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?

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Does it use cookies, telemetry, or third-party tracking scripts?

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Is the privacy policy user-friendly (easy to understand)?

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Does it have parental controls?

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Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?

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Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?

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Does it require you to create a strong password?

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Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?

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Does it have a privacy policy?

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How Can It Snoop?

What sensitive hardware access requirements does it have?

Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?

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Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?

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Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?

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Account Requirements

What information is required to create an account or use it?

Does it require an email address to use?

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Does it require a phone number to use?

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Does it require an address (home or office) to use?

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Payment Options

What payment methods are available?

Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?

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Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?

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Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?

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Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?

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What Could Go Wrong?

What's the worst case scenario for your data?

The bug bountry program makes the Aria Air susceptible to hacking. Although unlikely, if someone did manage to get into your app, they would be able to see details about your body weight and fat percentages. Google is also buying Fitbit, which means any data sent to Fitbit will be shared with Google, who likes to have as much data on people as they can. Be warned that this is a risk should you decide to purchase this product.

How Does It Share Your Data?

Where is your data going? Who has access to it?

Fibit can share anonymized data with anyone. Specifically, they strip your data of personal information and pool it with other user data to be shared.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Study design.
  • Easy to use.
  • Works well with Fitbit app.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • Bug bounty program makes it susceptible to hacking.
  • Cheaper scales with more functionality exist.
  • No Apple or Google Health compatibility.
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