The Peloton Bike is a spin bike that includes a small TV and provides access to Peloton-curated exercise content. This content includes live and on-demand classes, and apps from affiliated third parties. The bike can be purchase starting at $1895.
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?
Peloton collects information from its customers such as name, email address, mailing address, phone number, payment information, weight, height, age, location, and birthday. The company claims it may use this information to target you with ads and use de-identified information for research and development. Be aware of these risks before purchasing.
How Does It Share Your Data?
Peloton claims it may share your information for administrative purposes, fraud protection or to comply with legal obligations.
- Live and on-demand classes.
- Sleek, modern design.
- Very quiet.
- Privacy concerns.
- No advice from instructors on form.
The Peloton Bike has a lot of great features, and makes exercise in the home during quarantine much more enjoyable. However, there are some serious privacy concerns given the amount of information Peloton collects on its users. If you are using the online features of the bike, be careful of what information you are sharing and with whom.