Tracking and monitoring data indeed gives some interesting results, and this basically leads up to the Quantified Self. But wouldn’t it be better to analyze the reasons behind the change in patterns? Data by itself is good, but it is incomplete. What the Quantified Self movement now needs is the presence of Context.
Gathering data from the surroundings, and applying them in a creative and visually appealing manner, has been the norm of tracking for quite some time. With the advent of wearable devices, it has become even more simple and accurate to monitor the fitness stats more effectively.
Context does not require new data: it uses the data already collected from various sensors to draw valuable conclusions, humanize them, and present them to us in an informative format.