This version introduces the Time Machine, which makes it easy to go back to any day in your history. The new feed view has also been improved to make it easy to review all your recent reports without needing to navigate through any menus or tabs.
The new feed
The new insights feed will soon be released for everyone, so we suggest switching to it now to get the latest features and get accustomed. There are some important changes, like simplifications of the navigation and tabs to make the app a lot easier to use, as well as a lot faster. Simply pull to refresh at any time to resync and reload your latest data.
The improved header shows all your latest stats for the day, linking to the latest analytics and data for each category, and easy access to your places. It will also highlight when it detects a new place that you haven't been to before and remind you to identify it.
Customizing your experience
If you haven't already, we suggest switching to the new algorithmic feed now. It is available from the Customization page in your settings.
To get started, select "Insights" from the report options and you'll switch to the new simplified view. You can also choose between light and dark mode, and various other options there.
Improved cards for the day
Each day in the feed shows a timeline of your places and links directly to the daily report, which includes a map and timeline of places alongside all the other available data. This replaces the notifications from earlier which linked to the reports. Now to clear your notifications you simply have to open the app.
Setting your weekly goals will provide a simple checklist for that day, which will now mark off your progress during the day. We suggest setting your goals each Monday to get your checklist set up for the week.
If you go down to the bottom of your feed, instead of just scrolling infinitely back and inefficiently looking through days, you'll now get to the new Time Machine.
⏳ Time Machine
Do you remember what you were doing a year ago? Two years ago? Probably not, but all that data is safely stored in the app (if you've been using Gyroscope for that long) and now you can easily review that history to revisit your favorite moments and look back at your past.
If you are new, then you should start logging everything now and in a few years you'll be able to look back on today and retain all your memories.
This release makes it a lot easier to go back in time and review any day from your past via the daily reports. In previous versions, before the new algorithmic feed, people had been navigating to the daily reports from the notifications, which were limited to the last few days.
The notifications are no longer necessary for viewing reports. Now any day in your past can be opened directly from the feed.
There are a few shortcuts available, like jumping back a few months or a few years, some common holidays and events, as well as an option to choose any day from your history via a date picker.
The Daily Reports
The daily reports include the places you went to, your workouts, your steps, your mood, what you did on your computer and the music you listened to, and potentially much more, depending on how much tracking you had set up. Most of these are automatically tracked, so you may be surprised at how much stuff there is to look through for a random day — and how easily those can help you remember things, even from years ago.
Each daily report also has a new pagination at the bottom, which will let you go back or forward a day, in addition to easily getting back to the time machine.
All the monthly reports have also been moved to the Time Machine for easy access. The monthly reports show more of an overview from a period of time, and each day in the calendar is also clickable to view.
Generally, days with more steps and places will be more interesting, indicating you went out to places rather than staying at home. Days with more steps are highlighted on the calendar with a larger circle in the background, and a places icon when multiple places were visited, and a heart rate icon when your heart rate was high (generally meaning there was a workout).
📊 Report card & analytics
The reports at the top of the Health tab have been simplified to show you a simple picture of your health and what needs attention.
The new cortisol analysis reflects your stress levels — measured both through the mood scores (ideally checked daily) as well as your heart data at night. The sleep analytics screen will let you go to deeper into those metrics for each night and see how your resting heart rate and HRV have been changing over time.
The grades look at your last few months of activity, so they are a measure of consistency and habits over time. Just one day of working out or sleeping well won't change it overnight, while one bad day also won't lower it significantly.
🌜 Sleep Reports
The feed has an improved display of your sleep scores & readiness, powered by Apple Watch or Oura data like resting heart rate and HRV which syncs nightly.
If you're sick or about to get sick, it will show a warning.
The sleep analytics will show more details about your recent history and how your data is trending. Generally you will want to prioritize a high HRV and use low resting heart rate and use that as a signal to tell whether you need more rest.
We will detect this and tell you in the Health Score or immune warning when there is a problem coming up, but you can also always review the raw data for yourself.
This version has a better calculation of total sleep time, as well as better merging of sleep when it comes from different sources.
Opening the daily report for each day will let you view the sleep sessions, heart rate and HRV data that was synced, and let you see how they all line up and make sure all the correct data has synced.
🗺 Map Fixes
This version improves the zooming and display of all the maps in the app.
There are many ways to get to your maps and explore your places data — including the daily reports, Places screen, Passport, and city views.