CNBC November 26, 2022
Cheryl Winokur Munk

Key Points

– Fitness trackers and apps from companies including Google, Apple, Garmin and Strava offer a convenient way to stay on top of health and wellness, monitoring body metrics like sleep quality and heart rate.

– But even the biggest brands focused on security and reputation can be hacked or share personal data in other unintended ways with serious, sometimes devastating, consequences.

– Data collected by a fitness app is not protected like health information under the law, making social and location settings, and login credentials, critical for a user to set properly before making these devices part of their daily life.

Fitness trackers, which help keep tabs on sleep quality, heart rate and other biological metrics, are a...

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