I Did More Steps Than... Who?

If you one of regular TestedOnMyself readers you know that I'm a mi band user. You probably even know that I use first generation mi band more than a year already.

During this year I occasionally checked my "daily score" screen in mi fit (mi band companion app). The screen told me that I "overstepped" 75% of mi band users, or even 98%.

This is nice to see, but:
  • To check this info for a complete day you need to open the screen at... let say at 23:55.
  • I do not understand how score is calculated, for instance how people in other time zones are considered
  • Global statistic is... Too global. And too abstract. Make more steps than 83% of mi band users world wide, what does this really mean?

Google Fit now also provides similar statistic (at least, I did not see it before recent redesign updates). But, it uses another approach.

First of all, it is weekly based. What is more honest, I would say.
Moreover, card with your scores is here until you swipe it out, so you do not need to catch a right moment near sunday midnight - card will be there on Monday as well. Meanwhile, I have no idea how to get historical data or to return the card after you close it.

The most interesting thing is - your scorecard is restricted to your home city. When I see that I overstepped 95% of people in my city, this result has much more sense. I still do not know how many google fit users are located in my city, but, this compare my results results of others nearby is not too abstract and really can motivate people to do more.

More articles about google fit and how I use it.

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