Fitbit Inspire HR
If you want tracking on your activity, heart rate, sleep that is comfortable and easy to use, this bracelet could be for you. With a reasonable price, you can know how your body is feeling at a quick glance. In such a small bracelet, you can have so much information about yourself in a quick glance. Combined with the sleek and easy to use design, the Fitbit meets security standards in protecting your personal information.
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?
Fitbit does a decent job with privacy and de-identifies the data it collects so it's hopefully not personally identifiable. Depending on the kind of data, it is pretty easy for hackers to de-anonymize data sets and track down individual’s patterns, especially with location data. So, be aware you are strapping on a deivce with a built-in microphone that tracks your location, sleep patterns, and more. That's a bunch of personal information gathered in one small place.
How Does It Share Your Data?
Fitbit can share de-identified data with anyone. Fitbit strips your data of personal information and then combines it with other user data and can share it with anyone.
- De-indentifies the data it collects and receives from you, so it is not personally identifiable.
- Bug bounty program, which means if anyone finds a security issue, Fitbit discloses it responsibily and fiscally.
- A lot of personal information in one place, such as location, heart rate, sleep patterns, and more.
- Google is buying Fitbit, who has a lot of sensitive information, and Google has a lot of data on people.
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 location, heart rate, sleep patterns, and more. Your information could be seriously at risk by using this product.