Reviewed November 3rd, 2020
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Peloton Bike

Peloton Interactive, Inc.


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.

Breach History

Has there ever been a breach or data leak?


No known hacks or data breaches!


Privacy Checklist

Does it meet our minimum privacy standards?

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


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


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?


Does it have a privacy policy?


How Can It Snoop?

What sensitive hardware access requirements does it have?

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?


Account Requirements

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

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?


Payment Options

What payment methods are available?

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?

What's the worst case scenario for your data?

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?

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

Peloton claims it may share your information for administrative purposes, fraud protection or to comply with legal obligations.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Live and on-demand classes.
  • Sleek, modern design.
  • Very quiet.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • Privacy concerns.
  • Expensive.
  • No advice from instructors on form.

Final Thoughts

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.

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