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.
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?
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?
SoulCycle may share your personal information with service providers, partners, and vendors for marketing purposes.
- Interactive training.
- High quality.
- Major privacy concerns.
- Very expensive.
- Additional subscription fees.
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.