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GPS Altimeter APP on my Google Pixel 2 phone
So, on this relatively warm Spring day I sat on the steps outside our house with my Fitbit Ionic, by 10″ ASUS Android Tablet and my Google Pixel 2 phone. I had various GPS Altimeter APPS on the tablet and the phone. So, I kicked them up and also invoked the Fitbit Ionic Altitude APP.
None of the readings match up to each other!
Sacré bleu. This is pretty bad.
I will have to do more research. I expected some variance BUT nothing this bad. Basically NONE of my GPS altitude readings match. Oh, dear.
Search ‘Fitbit’ & ‘Garmin’.
First ‘Strava’, Now ‘Under Armour’ — I Suspect ALL Fitness Tracker Apps Are Vulnerable & Probably Already Compromised!
So the ‘Under Armour‘ breach, impacting 150 million users (and you read that right) took place in mid-February 2018 and we heard about it now.
I am kind of resigned that all my data online is open to compromise and that this is now a fact of life.
I don’t think I have that much ‘secret’ at either Garmin or Fitbit. Following Equifax and Anthem ‘they’ already have my date-of-birth etc. I am NOT that fussed about my e-mail. That is available on the Internet.
But, I am giving you a heads up.
Just assume that any and all Fitness Tracker APPs you use are UNSAFE.