I’ll be the first to admit that I am overwhelming myself with health data. It becomes stressful to have to go back and study exercise, sleep and other measurables for trends. I want a simple way to review my stats to note my progress. Checkout the new Gyroscope app. This is a simple interface that produces neat summaries based on scraping data from other applications. I let Gyroscope pull Apple Health Data, Runkeeper and Instagram data to help me piece together what a week of Me looks like.
Any app that is trying to appeal to such a broad audience is definitely going to be missing components. The parts that I was disappointed about were:
No swim data and limited display of cycling data.
Time Zone is not user configurable so it looks like I do all my running at 2:30am
RescueTime – There is a lot of emphasis on tracking your computer activity, but I have my limits of what I’m willing to track. I’m sure for some this will be a big help.
There is almost no customization. To look at a specific time periods or track blood glucose is not available yet.
I am tracking body fat, but it failed to show up through the Health App.
What I like about this app:
It’s really engaging. The beautiful combination of data, images and my own pictures makes me want to improve.
If you are a runner that wears a heart rate monitor they have some really helpful graphs.
If you track your sleep they have graphs for you!
It’s dead simple. This is the tradeoff for lack of customization. They followed KISS principles.
The gyrosco.pe website interface is just as good as the app.
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