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Daily Report

The daily report for Today & Yesterday can be easily accessed when you log in to your Gyroscope dashboard. They should be the two biggest links at the top, similar to the prominent links at the top of Reports in the app.

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From these recent days you can see everything about your recent history, or keep going back in time to previous days as well.

Here is an example of a daily report on the website...

At the top you can navigate to previous and next days (or use the arrow key shortcuts)

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Towards the bottom, there are actions to jump to other pages and reports.

Members with Food XRAY will also see the nutrition data from their photos.

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Most items can be hovered to learn more about that data point and where it came from, what time it was, and more. Many things can even be clicked to go to a more detailed report...

The labels on the left can also be clicked to see the trends and analytics for that entire category.

From the Trends graphs, you can hover your history and go deeper into any day as well. If a particular day is high or low, you could click on it to see more information about that day.

The daily report helps you see how everything fits together across all the categories in Gyroscope, as well as creates a framework for your memories.

Many things are tied together — for example your heart rate should be slower when you sleep, and probably high when you do a workout. Just heart rate data on its own is of limited utility, but lining these all up lets you see the true story.

Similarly, seeing your food and travels along with your steps, heart rate and mood can help show how everything else fit together.

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HRV (which is related to, but different from heart rate) is one of the more advanced metrics to look at, and we recommend checking out the guides in the Academy to learn more about how to use these advanced data points. The daily report shows both your average and max values, which both have significance for your rest and recovery status, and can hint at what state your autonomic nervous system is in.

HRV can be automatically tracked by wearing your Apple Watch or Oura ring at night to be shown in your Gyroscope daily report.

If bodyfat or high performance is a priority, then we also recommend tracking all your meals in Gyroscope. For those with a very high budget, a Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor can even be added on top of the Gyroscope Coach tier for the most complete tracking, including minute to minute glucose history along with the XRAY food insights.

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Behind the Scenes

There were a few core values we had in mind when building these reports...

To live healthier & happier lives

At the core of all our decisions is what will most help our members, not only live longer but also happier and healthier in those years. There are a million things we could work on and that people often request, so we generally try to prioritize the ones that will help our members the most.

For example, we discovered that most people currently struggle with their nutrition and hundreds of millions of people in the world are already prediabetic — leading us to spend the last few years building food XRAY with automatic food tracking and precise metabolic coaching to finally solve this challenging problem.

All the trackers and apps won’t have much benefit if the data isn’t actually understood and used for good. This is why we built these new reports. If you already bought a tracker like an Apple Watch, now you can finally get the benefits of stockpiling that data and have an easy way to look at it every day. This data, when understood and used correctly, has the potential to change your life!

To store and retrieve your important memories

Your health is the most impactful feature in Gyroscope and affects everything else you may want to do in life — family, friends, career, everything. However, everything is connected to your health, so it is hard to draw a sharp divide between your clinical biometrics like HRV or sleep, and other important data like your places, computer usage, food photos, or even music.

One of the coolest benefits of having a detailed history — especially places, food, and music — is that they provide an instant time machine to any time of your life that you used Gyroscope.

Similar to Dumbledore’s “Pensieve” (a magical device to pull up old memories), you can now navigate to any daily report and quickly relive what happened that day. For example, try to remember what you were doing at this moment 2 years ago — November 3, 2019 (a Sunday, fyi) and you probably will have no idea.

However, opening your daily report (from the Time Machine feature) for that day and seeing your history may quickly remind you of everything that you did and even thought of that day. It is still stored in your brain, but just not accessible without the correct keys. Now those keys can be digitized and stored in Gyroscope for safekeeping, so even 20 years from now you can query everything you did today.

The new Journal feature lets you take this even further, adding detailed notes of what you were thinking for future reference. Even if you aren’t actively writing anything, often just the automatic tracking of the places you went to, taking pictures of the meals you ate (and who you were with), the apps you used, and even the songs you listened to, can jog enough memories to pull up the rest.

You can take this even further with the Annual Reports, which are now also available to start previewing for 2021.

Ultra fast browsing of your life

Making everything faster to load and navigate was also a high priority. Starting from the daily report, jumping to older days or going deeper into any data point is now very intuitive and should perform well. Loading large reports like the Annual Report will still take some time of course, just due to the magnitude of info being requested, but should still return within 10 seconds.

These performance improvements are made possible by our switch to paid-only tracking a few years ago, letting us invest in more infrastructure and ensure that active members get the best performance. We’ve also had massive re-engineering and optimizations to make everything lightning fast, despite having to load thousands or even millions of data points on a page.

  • Powerful keyboard navigation using arrow keys to scroll through time
  • Change the date in the URL to instantly get to a particular day
  • Making everything hoverable and clickable for faster navigation

See everything in one place

One of the biggest benefits of using the website is the screen is much bigger than even the largest phone. We already pack a lot of detail into the daily report in the app, but the web dashboard takes it even further to show even more stacked data points together.

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This lets you see all the possible patterns, like your steps along with your workouts and heart rate, or your sleep along with your HRV and resting heart rate, or your meals along with your blood sugar. All of those can affect your mood, blood sugar and productivity also shown on the same page.

Hover & click anywhere to explore

Often something will stand out or look interesting, and you’ll want to learn more. Now you can easily hover on almost anything and see more details, including source, exact time, and more descriptions.

For sleep or workouts, this could include things like what app originally recorded it, what song you were listening to, or even what your blood levels were at a particular moment after eating.

From the Trends views on the site, you can hover and click on any part of the graph to jump to that specific day and see more details about the raw data influencing your trend. For example, what were you doing on a particular day when you had really high steps?

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