Am rusty here w.r.t. experience but with ReSound, remote fitting cannot be implemented unless you are a registered provider via ReSound and the patient has to consent to remote access, which can now be done through the Smart 3D phone app. If I update my HA’s thru the Smart Fit fitting software while not connected to ReSound as a registered provider, that disables remote fitting if already enabled by my provider, if I remember correctly. And my Smart Fit installation is labeled in Windows also as a “Standalone installation.”
To help take my own thread “off topic” (joke!) but actually related to Costco remote telemetry, I am impressed with ReSound that ~virtually everything about my HA functionality settings is duly logged. So I wonder if you buy Costco HA’s that happen to be unlocked and plan to fool around with them yourself, whether you visit Costco or not for follow-ups, will Costco be able to tell that the HA’s have been accessed by someone other than their fitters and, for example, lock your HA’s over-the-air to prevent further “meddling?” As PVC has pointed out before in the DIY section, during an in-person visit to an HCP, fitting adjustments are easily discoverable by the date of the last HA update, new differences in settings, etc. But now, if you own most Costco HA’s, Costco can presumably monitor remotely if anyone is messing around with their HA’s outside of a store visit. Maybe somebody can remind me what the general Costco policy is towards folks who fiddle around with their unlocked aids. Do they read you the riot act?!