Back in March, I got a Samsung Gear S3 smart watch to replace my FitBit Charge 2. I’ve been doing a lot more tracking, etc. with it than I ever did with my FitBit. But until now, I haven’t really looked at the data. Well, now’s my chance. Here’s all of the health data I’ve recorded.
My data actually goes back to January – I assume that some data got imported when I did some syncs with different apps. Here are my average sleep times for each month:
- January – 7 hrs 26 mins
- February – 7 hrs 47 mins
- March – 7 hrs 56 mins
- April – 7 hrs 0 mins
- May (to date) – 7 hrs 2 mins
My average sleep efficiency recorded for April/May was 90%. I’m not actually quite sure what “sleep efficiency” is, and whether or not that was a metric that Samsung came up with. It turns out, it’s an actual number you can figure out yourself. Here’s how verywellhealth.com defines it:
Sleep efficiency is the ratio of the total time spent asleep (total sleep time) in a night compared to the total amount of time spent in bed. For example, if a man spends 8 hours in bed on a given night, but only actually sleeps for four of those hours, his sleep efficiency for that evening would be 50% (four divided by eight multiplied by 100 percent).
So it looks like I’ve been sleeping pretty well, on average.
- March – 8112 average daily steps; average distance 6.07km
- April – 8247 average daily steps; average distance 5.63km
- May (to date) – 8813 average daily steps; average distance 5.92km
I seem to be fairly consistent with the average daily steps. My goal is 10,200 currently, and I’ve hit that 18 times (according to my ‘badge’ list – the last time I hit it was this past Monday). The most steps I’ve walked to date was March 14th, when I hit 16,838 steps. The previous record before that was 13,392.
- March – 99 average active minutes
- April – 103 average active minutes
- May (to date) – 115 average active minutes
You can tell that I’ve been more active as the weather gets better.
- March – 46 bpm Minimum | 68 bpm Average | 200 bpm Maximum
- April – 45 bpm Minimum | 67 bpm Average | 171 bpm Maximum
- May (to date) – 49 bpm Minimum | 69 bpm Average | 177 bpm Maximum
I’m not sure how to analyze this data, to be honest. Is that good? Bad? Looking at the average, specifically; I figure that the minimums/maximums will probably be outliers anyway (and the max would be recorded during exercise).
I did some brief research, and found a formula for figuring out targets for training at least. Using that formula, my max heart rate should be 186-188. So it looks like except for March, I’m well within that range and have some room to work harder. I found a Livestrong article that suggests 60 to 100 bpm is “normal” for ages 10 and up.
So there you have it. I’m interested to see how my numbers compare for June/July/August. I anticipate that my steps / exercise will probably increase vs the comparable numbers for March/April/May. I think that it would be realistic to shoot for a 65 bpm average as well.