Fitness Statistics was originally launched in 2020 as an easy and convenient way to view your lifetime activity across 12 categories including exercise time, calories, steps, cycling, running, walking and swimming (now over 20). ). The app got a major update today with a new way to compare your activity based on customizable time periods, view daily, weekly, monthly and yearly averages, additional stats, user sharing and more.
I’ve been testing out FitnessStats 2 for the past few weeks and I really enjoyed the big update!
The latest design retains the ease of use of the original UI by adding a tab bar at the bottom for “Total”, a new “Compare” option, and “Settings”.
For the main summary screen, the design is as colorful and simple as the original, but with more categories than ever. There are 27 stats to check out, some of the new ones include workout climbs, flights completed, skiing/snowboarding, strength training, HIIT, mindfulness minutes, mind and body, and more.
You can tap the blue dates just below “Total All Time” at the top to change the time period with a few quick buttons for seven common choices. For both Totals and Compare tabs, you get the new Quick Date Picker which is so easy to use.
New compare function
The new ability to compare with fitness stats is similar to Apple’s Trends feature in its own Fitness app, except it offers many more categories, as well as the ability to customize the date ranges you use. This makes it much easier to get the specific data you’re looking for.
Here’s a look at the comparison function:
Here is my last August compared to January, fully showing how much less active I was 😅.
Another useful part of the latest version is the ability to customize your experience. You can choose which stats you want to show or hide, hide stats with zero values, change the color theme to a gradient instead of the original solid block color design, and switch between km and miles.
Sharing has been updated with FitnessStats 2. When you click the Share button on the top right of the app, you get a neat preview with the ability to easily add/remove stats via toggles before sharing your data.
FitnessStats is a 100% private app. Your health data is never sold or shared with third parties.
One really important aspect of using such an application for me is to use it constructively, not destructively.
For example, instead of beating myself up and repeating thoughts like “I failed this winter” while being as active and healthy as I have been in previous months, I actively tell a helpful story.
It might sound something like this: “I have decided to take more vacations during these winter months and can use this comparative data to be more consistent in my future activities, making a plan of what to do when the seasons change.”
When I get around to viewing fitness stats or any fitness/health data, including Apple Watch rings or the Apple Fitness app, it feels rewarding, reassuring, inspiring rather than depressing 😁.
Gentler Streak is an app that can be a great addition to your fitness stats to help you focus on it.
Get fitness stats 2
After testing FitnessStats 2, I liked it so much that I bought it myself. You can download it right now from the App Store with an in-app purchase starting with a one-time purchase of $2.99 to unlock all the enhanced features in the major update.
If you’d like to tip independent developer Rahul Matta and support his future work, you can make a one-time purchase of FitnessStats for $4.99 or $9.99 instead of $2.99. Rahul also makes the highly acclaimed Tempo for Runners app.
Marked by Rahul:
FitnessStats 2 is free for users who have recently downloaded the app and paid to get it from the App Store. For people who originally downloaded the app for free, FitnessStats 2 will require a one-time purchase to unlock all advanced features. This price is flexible and users choose what they want to pay: $2.99, $4.99, or $9.99.
And check out the announcement here.