Withings Body Scale
The Withings Body Scale is an all in one solution for the series of scales you typically find in a doctor's office. It can measure heart rate, water percentage, bone and muscle mass and shares that information with an app on your phone. This allows you to set up personalized programs to ensure your health. The Body Scale costs between $60 and $150 depending on the model.
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?
How Does It Share Your Data?
- Fully encrypted
- Receives regular software updates
- System in place for managing security vulnerabilities
Overall, Withings does a good job protecting the data of its users and their privacy. Personal data is not shared with third parties except for delivery fulfillment, customer support, and bank information verification purposes, and the company has never experienced a breach. Your personal data should be safe when using this product.