The horrible problem of synchronized fitness data.
I rigorously track my food and fitness with as many tools as possible.
However, right now it’s a HORRIBLE mismash of technologies that don’t talk to each other.
Here’s what I currently use, or potentially use, and I want them ALL wirelessly communicating with each other without having to manually enter the data across websites.
– My Digital WiThings wifi scale (which I just bought but am not using yet)
– Polar CS500 bike computer (haven’t bought this yet)
– Zeo sleep monitoring system
– Garmin heart rate data uploaded to Runkeeper.
– My Omron blood pressure monitor.
My scale should broadcast my weight to all these systems.
All the data should be available to my doctor if necessary.
Most of these things require manual data uploads. This is HELL for me…. I hate it. It’s a non-starter now.
The Zeo, Garmin, etc. Don’t use them anymore. I’m starting to not use the Omron for my blood pressure (I have mild hypotension due to my athletic lifestyle which is annoying)… And the CS500 didn’t even get bought because it’s a non-starter for me to have to manually sync the data with a USB dongle’d computer.
I have a laptop. I’m not going to keep USB dongles in them all the time.
Runkeeper is kind of annoying. If it had a cadence sensor I could put it on my bike and have Runkeeper automatically start/stop my rides once it noticed the cadence censor data.
That would ROCK. Right now it’s somewhat annoying to have to click that stop/start button but I haven’t stopped yet. The support of a cadence sensor would fix that for me and I’d be in heaven with Runkeeper.
Either that or automatically start once they see my heart rate above a certain level. The problem is that right now I have to insert the Fisica utility which is annoying …
I’m about 2-4 years ahead of the tech curve here I think. This type of quantification is rare so I think I”m seeing some of the early adopter problem.
I’m a pioneer with arrows in his back.