Apple Health data helps convict man of murder

This should not come as too much of a surpise for regular readers of this blog, but a German man has been found guilty due mostly in part of the health data from his Apple Watch.

Apple’s Health app provides key evidence in German rape & murder case

Critically, during the time the suspect is thought to have dragged the body down a river embankment and climbed back up, the Health app logged him as “climbing stairs.” Local police successfully tried to recreate his movements.

My point is not really about committing crimes while wearing fitness trackers, but about how its only a matter of time till an innocent person is in trouble for living their typical daily lives and the data falls into the hands of someone that wants to pin something on them.