Fitbit Aria Air Scale
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.
Has there ever been a breach or data leak?
No known hacks or data breaches!
Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?
Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?
Does it have parental controls?
Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?
Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?
Does it require you to create a strong password?
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?
How Can It Snoop?
Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?
Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?
Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?
Does it require an email address to use?
Does it require a phone number to use?
Does it require an address (home or office) to use?
Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?
Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?
Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?
Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?
What Could Go Wrong?
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?
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.
- Study design.
- Easy to use.
- Works well with Fitbit app.
- Bug bounty program makes it susceptible to hacking.
- Cheaper scales with more functionality exist.
- No Apple or Google Health compatibility.
Fitbit only shares de-identified user data with third parties. However, it has been found to be relatively easy to recover personally identifiable information from this data. This means a hacker could gain access to your weight, body fat percentage, and BMI. Google is also buying Fitbit which means that any information shared with Fitbit will be shared with Google as well. Be aware of this before purchasing this product.