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Why in the world propose yet another self-tracker ?

Knomee is a self-tracker app for mood, health, sports, lifestyle … you track whatever you want.

  • Knomee is completely customizable. Knomee works for quantified trackers (weight, elapsed time, heart rate) and qualitative ones (mood, quality of food or sleep, how you feel). Knomee lets you use your own words and define your very own trackers.
  • HealthKit compatible for steps, heart rate, sleep and weight. You may import these values from your phone or connected devices automatically if you want to.

Tracking is not enough, Knomee helps you to define quests, a group of things that you want to track together. A quest may be used to improve your well-being (as defined by the main tracker) through some behaviour changes (as defined by other trackers called factors). You may simply want to understand the effect of these factors on your main tracker, without any idea of change. The quest represents a question to yourself: is there a link between these factors (what you smoke, how you sleep, what you eat …) and your main tracker (how you feel, sleep, how fast you run ….) ? We call this “self-tracking with sense”: you self-track to understand yourself better. You pick a “main” tracker and associate a few (1 to 3) “factor” trackers that you believe to be linked together. Knomee lets you:

  • Track a quest with one screen and one finger (much faster that tracking a set of things separately) with instant visual feedback,
  • Manage multiple quests – Quests come and go, some make sense and some don’t. Knomee helps you to find out quickly what works for you and what does not.

Seeing your data is not enough, Knomee has a built-in data scientist inside. This helps you understand yourself better through your quests.

  • Knomee colors what helps and what does not on your measure tracker screen. Green-colored trackers may have a positive influence on your goal, while red-colored trackers may play against your goal.
  • Knomee proposes “factor analysis” including time, day and location. This helps look at your self-tracking data and make sense of the curves.
  • Knomee gives you insights to help you understand yourself better. After a few weeks Knomee may send you notification from your built-in data scientist.

Self-tracking is quickly boring, so Knomee makes it fun !

  • Knomee uses an AI agent that forecasts what you are going to say next. It saves you time when it’s right … and it’s fun (and interesting because it usually is a special moment) when it’s wrong.
  • Knomee design is optimized for speed : open the app, self-track a couple of measures, and quit in 15 second
  • Knomee uses friendly mountains icons with weather to indicate where you stand with respect to your own targets.

Everything is built in the app and your data will not leave your phone. There are no back-ends, Knomee is not a service. It is a 21st century notebook with built-in smart, visual and fun analytics.

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Why does Knomee show 3 weeks of history on the home page ?

Knomee shows your data history on the home page, using a 21 days (3 weeks) window.

You may have noticed that the home page has three parts:

  • on the right, you see a mountain icon for each tracker that represents the qualitative status of this tracker
  • in the middle, you see the chart of what was tracked during the last three weeks
  • on the left, you have the sliders that you use to add  a new measure (one slider round button for each tracker)

We use a sliding window of three weeks because behavioral science tells us that this is the proper time horizon to see if you are making progress. You may access all of your data in the "chart view", that is, the screen that you get when swiping down (or clicking on the eye button).

Three weeks has shown to be a meaningful time horizon. There is enough data so that you can see the trend, and it is short enough to recollect what happened. Interestingly, 3 weeks is long enough to filter out non-lasting impulse or reactive changes. Something that happens over 21 days seems to be significant.

This does not mean that you will change your behaviour in 21 days ! Science has shown that it takes longer and that 21 days (3 weeks) is too short. However, 21 days is long enough so that what you see is meaningful (either improvement or decline), even if stability has not been reached yet. Using a shorter period of time (one or two weeks) would indeed be too short.
You will also find that when you look at 100 days of data, using the chart view, it is harder to make sense and to remember what happened.