Band authentication needed

invisik

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Hi.. it sure seems like the band should have some kind of password or authentication to get into it. If it was lost or stolen, there are excerpts of my data in it and someone could drain your Starbucks budget. That sounds a little corny, but I sometimes load $50 on my card so I don't have to reload it frequently.

Maybe like the picture authentication on Windows 8, some kind of tap pattern to unlock (or like on an Android phone I suppose).

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Hi.. it sure seems like the band should have some kind of password or authentication to get into it. If it was lost or stolen, there are excerpts of my data in it and someone could drain your Starbucks budget. That sounds a little corny, but I sometimes load $50 on my card so I don't have to reload it frequently.

Maybe like the picture authentication on Windows 8, some kind of tap pattern to unlock (or like on an Android phone I suppose).

-m

That would defeat the purpose of having information at a glance, just to protect starbucks credit.

How would you lose something that is on your wrist?
 

invisik

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Then at least the Starbucks app needs some authentication around it.

Many offices require more security around their e-mail accounts... The way the Band handles this I'm sure would not pass.

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lizziej

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Provided your Starbucks card is registered (a requirement to earn rewards anyway) your credit is protected. Its a simple step to report it missing and stop transactions occurring.
 

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Well, maybe what it needs is a 'time bomb' type of security...if it hasn't seen the phone its connected to in say a week, or 48 hours, or something, it requires a 4 digit pin to unlock it...3 wrong tries, and it resets...
 

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How about if it locks if it can't get a heart beat? That would keep it unlocked as long as it's on your wrist. Granted it wouldn't lock as soon as you took it off, but it would lock within 10 minutes.
 

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How about if it locks if it can't get a heart beat? That would keep it unlocked as long as it's on your wrist. Granted it wouldn't lock as soon as you took it off, but it would lock within 10 minutes.
So a thief would just have to wear it to get through the security?
 

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So a thief would just have to wear it to get through the security?

The operative word would be "keep it unlocked". A thief would have to wear it before the timeout.

If there was a switch to detect the clap opening, I'd use that. Perhaps the skin measurement samples more frequently. But having to unlock the band each time you want to use it while it's still on your wrist is a deal-killer. Locking it time it's removed seems like a better idea.
 

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