There are lots of positive reasons to use some of the latest fitness apps, however, there are also several reasons to check your privacy settings within these apps. Lifehacker provided some great basic tips to consider:
- Don’t use your real name (and beware logging in through Facebook, which knows your real name). Consider using a profile pic that doesn’t show your face.
- Don’t track runs that start from your house.
- Keep your runs private by default.
- Hide the time of your runs, if possible, so a stalker doesn’t know when to stop by your favorite park. (Keep in mind that there’s a timestamp whenever you share a post to social media, too.)
You can read more in this helpful article and consider taking a glance at the privacy settings on any fitness apps you might be using.