Fitbit Versa 2
A watch that does everything. 24/7 Heart Rate tracking, sleep tracking, fitness tracking, Spotify connect and Alexa connect. It has Alexa built-in, and comes with different bands to help you look good at the gym or at the office. The Fitbit will notify you of any way to get you off your butt and out doing stuff. Here's to tracking everything in your life with comfort and ease.
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 secure job with privacy and de-identifies the data it collects so it's hopefully not personally identifiable. Hopefully, this is used because 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.