Review of bathroom scales with bluetooth to smart
2019-02-08 I looked at the leaflet for Beurer -
BF 850 bathroom scales
Top page flickering junk, bad start!
Leaflet lists questions eg birth date i would not answer
except by lieing to avoid identity theft risk, when I'd then
need to note fake data into a seperate locked data file; I'm
not interested in wasting time doing that.
app install wants loads of access to my data I refuse to
give, eg contacts photo gallery sms & many others. It will
know far too much, even if you lie about birth date, unless one
uses a spare empty android with no personal
data on; That's tricky as even many near empty androids are registered
to google play
store which has ID / email linked to other androids by same owner.
Open Sesame! Google is an advertising agency, their search engine also a lure,
bait on a hook.
Its possible to set up scales without an app by long
sequence of of push buttons but, no interest in answering still
intrusive questions less efficiently.
Birth dates are not necessary, age in years at current date
of input is sufficient, then person #1, #2 if needed to
differentiate 2 in house of about same age. The actual birth
dates just means a bit less programming work for lazy
manufacturer, & more data theft risk for user.
Don't like data theft vulnerable apps, too dangerous to let
them access personal data. Need to find time to root mobile phones,
then turn off access permissions on too many other data theft
Conclusion: Space wasting toy, with more data theft
risk. Mechanical scales do fine, Weigh a person &/or 23Kg
flight case, & can't fail on a flat battery. Do I want to
check if scales wont decide suitcase is dead & refuse to
weigh, or bring up menus I dont have time for or might change
later (ot triggered by elapsed time it always requires be set),
when I want to rush to airport ? No !
Modern Marketing: Customer buys a device in box in a
shop, money taken, commited to use it now ;-) Get's home,
Batteries in, Device prompts: Load App, Free it says, Don't
think, Install: Welcome sucker. Another glass citizen,
just paid for his/her data to be sucked & sold by
corporations. Can't even trust modern TVs &
childrens dolls not to spy on you now. No not all, just some
have been exposed as modified reporting back on you to
manufacturers half a world away.