Roughly this week a year ago, I began wearing something that changed my life. In a year of self-tracking with my Nike+ FuelBand, here’s what I’ve learned.
Thalmic Labs might be aiming their lead-off product at hardware hackers, game peripheral junkies, and extreme sports enthusiasts, but I believe they’ve got a self-tracking sleeper agent on their hands (or arms, as it were).
How could Google Glass enhance self-tracking? I have a few ideas. Plus I recently crossed a major NikeFuel milestone and missed out on Kickstarter telekinesis.
I recently lost three months of detailed self-tracking data. It sucks. A lot. Here’s what happened.
I love Foursquare Day. Every 4-16 since 2010 I look forward to checking in and getting whatever special badge or surprise they’ve posted. Also, it’s just a damn good pun. This year Foursquare announced something new and fun on Foursquare Day: check-in history visualization.
I enjoy remembering my life, reminiscing, reflecting, and learning about myself just as much as the next person. Almost everyone keeps a journal, and I’m no exception in that regard. However, I have recorded much more than quotes, tidbits, or random thoughts for each day. Journaling my own life in more and better ways has become one of my greatest passions.
Every once in a while I get an infusion of energy that renews and revitalizes me in my journey through this crazy life. Today I got a huge dose of that from the sixth Quantified Self Austin show & tell meetup. I’d like to share a bit of what I came away with.
Epic. Stephen Wolfram has become a huge inspiration to me.
My memory sucks.
At least, I’m pretty sure it does. People around me (in general) seem to remember more details, more nuances, more aspects of the things that we experience mutually. This has frustrated me for over a decade. I would like to remember more of my days, more details about them, and why they were significant.