Quantifying fitness

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Quantifying fitness

  1. 1. Quantifying your Fitness Kirsten Jones @synedra on twitter http://www.princesspolymath.com Thursday, July 25, 13
  2. 2. Who am I? Princess Polymath Data, hacking, prototyping Health, improving fitness Who are you? Developer of apps or user of devices Thursday, July 25, 13
  3. 3. Quantified Self™ Measure data about your activities Use this data to find patterns Improve things you care about One of the biggest areas is Fitness Thursday, July 25, 13
  4. 4. What I’m gonna tell you Basic overview of (some) activity trackers Strengths/Weaknesses Web/application interface for reviewing information Basic API description Fitness Application Systems Runkeeper MyFitnessPal Thursday, July 25, 13
  5. 5. Activity Trackers Body Media Fit / BodyBugg Fitbit Jawbone Up Withings Pulse Basis Thursday, July 25, 13
  6. 6. Body Media Fit Device Info: Highly Accurate – sweat, temperature, accellerometer Requires subscription Worn on upper arm Sleep tracking Bodymedia just acquired by FitBit Thursday, July 25, 13
  7. 7. Body Media Fit: Activity Manager Thursday, July 25, 13
  8. 8. Body Media Fit: Food Logging Thursday, July 25, 13
  9. 9. Body Media Fit: API OAuth 1.0a Activities Burned calories - Day / Minute or Summary Subscription Sleep, Step Application items - Goals, Heart rate, Measurements, User info Affiliate program Thursday, July 25, 13
  10. 10. Body Media Fit: Using the device Syncs to iPhone or when charging via USB Battery lasts several days Can’t swim with it Band can be itchy/uncomfortable Thursday, July 25, 13
  11. 11. Fitbit Flex: Wristband Zip: less expensive clip-on One: Core model Activity tracking via motion sensor Sleep tracking w/trigger Fitbit also has a scale Thursday, July 25, 13
  12. 12. Fitbit: Dashboard Thursday, July 25, 13
  13. 13. Fitbit: Premium Services Thursday, July 25, 13
  14. 14. Fitbit: API OAuth 1.0a Activities, Foods R/W Subscription Sleep, Step Heart rate, Measurements, User info Affiliate program Thursday, July 25, 13
  15. 15. Fitbit: Using the Device 1 Washing Machine, 5 Fitbits Small, unobtrusive, battery lasts clip on belt, bra, put in pocket Doesn’t track cycling, weight lifting Syncs to bluetooth or smartphone Thursday, July 25, 13
  16. 16. Jawbone Up Wristband Activity tracking via motion sensor Sleep tracking No website, just apps Thursday, July 25, 13
  17. 17. Jawbone: iPhone App Thursday, July 25, 13
  18. 18. Jawbone: Integration Currently no open API Integration supported with Runkeeper, MapMyFitness, IFTTT, Withings, Wello Thursday, July 25, 13
  19. 19. Jawbone: Using the Device Innocuous band on wrist Sync is weird - plug in via headphone jack Battery lasts several days Sleep is automatically determined Doesn’t track cycling, weight lifting Thursday, July 25, 13
  20. 20. Withings Pulse Small tracker w/clip, wristband Activity tracking Heart rate reading on demand Sleep tracking w/trigger Withings also has a scale Thursday, July 25, 13
  21. 21. Withings Pulse: iPhone App Thursday, July 25, 13
  22. 22. Withings: Scale Dashboard Thursday, July 25, 13
  23. 23. Withings: API OAuth 1.0a Activity, User info, metrics Subscription service Thursday, July 25, 13
  24. 24. Withings Pulse: Using the Device Toss in pocket, clip, wristband Sync is weird - plug in via headphone jack Battery lasts several days Sleep is automatically determined Doesn’t track cycling, weight lifting Thursday, July 25, 13
  25. 25. Basis Device Info: Highly Accurate – sweat, temperature, accellerometer Sleep tracking Habits Thursday, July 25, 13
  26. 26. Basis: Dashboard Thursday, July 25, 13
  27. 27. Basis: Using the Device Looks like a watch - you can wear all the time (not swimming, showering is fine) Syncs on demand to smartphone Relatively comfortable Charging is a little unwieldy Thursday, July 25, 13
  28. 28. Runkeeper Health Graph Thursday, July 25, 13
  29. 29. iPhone Fitness Apps Runkeeper Zombies Run MyFitnessPal Runno / Jog of War Thursday, July 25, 13
  30. 30. Questions? Thursday, July 25, 13

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