Reviewed November 3rd, 2020
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SoulCycle At-Home

SoulCycle Inc.
2/10

Summary

The SoulCycle At-Home is a personal spin bike that comes with a TV and provides access to SoulCycle-curated content such as live and on-demand classes. There are some classes that are included for free and feature interactive training, however, there is a monthly subscription for additional classes. The spin bike can be purchased starting at $2500.

Breach History


Has there ever been a breach or data leak?

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No known hacks or data breaches!

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Privacy Checklist

Does it meet our minimum privacy standards?

Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?

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Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?

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

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

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Does it have parental controls?

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Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?

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Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?

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Does it require you to create a strong password?

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Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?

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Does it have a privacy policy?

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How Can It Snoop?

What sensitive hardware access requirements does it have?

Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?

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Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?

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Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?

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Account Requirements

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

Does it require an email address to use?

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Does it require a phone number to use?

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Does it require an address (home or office) to use?

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Payment Options

What payment methods are available?

Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?

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Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?

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Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?

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Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?

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What Could Go Wrong?

What's the worst case scenario for your data?

SoulCycle collects information from its users such as name, email address, phone number, date of birth, gender, payment information, and shipping address. The comapny also collects information about you from data brokers, social networks you link, and advertising partners, and shares this information with other partners, vendors, and service providers. Overall, this product seems to be a privacy nightmare. Proceed with caution.

How Does It Share Your Data?

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

SoulCycle may share your personal information with service providers, partners, and vendors for marketing purposes.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Interactive training.
  • High quality.
  • Quiet.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • Major privacy concerns.
  • Very expensive.
  • Additional subscription fees.

Final Thoughts


The SoulCycle At-Home has a lot of great features for an indoor spin bike, and makes exercise during quarantine much more enjoyable. However, the privacy concerns associated with this product much outweigh the benefits. Use extreme caution should you choose to purchase this product.

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