Well it's a bit late for the April Fitbit update, but better late than never, right? :) Last month my friend Will ran his first half marathon - the La Jolla Half Marathon. Congrats, Will! He had an awesome month. He came in with an average of 16,869 daily steps while my average daily step count was 14,352 for April. His total steps for April were 506,042 while mine came in at 430,568. I only beat Will's step count 7 out of 30 days, but at least that's an improvement over March! On Will's race day he got a total of 30,538 which coincides with his highest step count day for the month.
I wanted to throw this in here for fun because its got a week's worth of hourly steps for the both of us. You can see our steps are very correlated with each other - with the exception of his race day and a couple of days where I was super motivated to run.
Luckily, I've had my Fitbit for over a year now and I can do year-over-year comparisons which I think are really fun and informative. Last year's April shows me having a total of 256,818 monthly steps with an average daily step count of 8,561. Not bad, but not as great as this year's April! My minimum last month came in at 10,011 which means I didn't miss my step goal once. It's quite a different story for last year. Check out my improvement below:
Now that I have some historical data for the both of us I can make cool plots like the one below which shows that Will and I have been picking up our step counts over the last few months. Will's made bigger improvements, but I really like our 6 month trend.
Below is my 12 month historical graph. Will didn't get his Fitbit until July, so I left him out of this one. It's very clear that once July 2015 came (coinciding with Will's Fitbit purchase) I averaged higher daily steps than April-June 2015. What a huge improvement in steps, am I right? Stay tuned for May's update next month. Hoping to post that later this week!
My name is Belen, I like to play with data using Stata during work hours and in my free time. I like blogging about my Fitbit, Stata, and random musings.