Here is my experience in using some wearables, apps and my own tools.
Statistical analysis for most of statements below already done and will be added soon.
I'm wearing Oura ring 2.0 every day and night. I've analyzed data for about 1 year and pretty confindent in these statements:
Oura have acceptable accurate to answer these questions: How much time i spent in bed? Do i have any signs of sickness (temperature, hr, hrv, breathing rate)? how did my training impact nightly restoration (hr, hrv)? How active i was that day (steps)?
UPDATE: i've finally got Oura ring 3.0 and i see that daily HR in some degree is ok. SPO2 has 1-day resolution which is unuseful.
I'm wearing Fitbit Charge 4 every day and night. I've analyzed data for about 4 month and pretty confindent in these statements:
Questions: How much time i spent in bed? Do i have any signs of sickness (temperature, hr & daily hr patterns, hrv, breathing rate)? how did my training impact nightly restoration (hr, hrv)? How active i was that day (steps, daily hr)?
There is 2 main reasons of using Fitbit Charge 4: complement oura data and get daily HR in 1 minute resolution.
UPDATE: right now i'm using Fitbit Charge 5. It's seems to be more comfortable and lighter, everything else is the same.
Polar H10 is a most scientifically validated device in my collection.
I use everyday for tracking of my trainings, measuring Standing HRV at morning and doing submaximal tests for HRRecovery and VO2Max proxy tests
Questions: How much did i train (time, hr, rpe, training load)? Whats my fitness status (hr during standardized tasks for vo2max, hr-ex and hr-recovery)? How my ANS deals with current amount of physical load and illness (morning standing hrv)?
Using my Dreem 2 for ~40% of time (145 nights over last year).
Since Dreem left consumer market there is no easy alternative. Hypnodyne ZMax is huge in pricing and works only with Windows.
Questions: What's my sleep quality and quantity? How far i'm from sleep disorders? Whats my sleep trends?
I'm using Kinsa QuickCare every day to asess morning mouth temperature.
Questions: Am i sick? How my temperature changes through year?
After i've used Wellue SPO2 ring every night for about 45 nights i didnt found any issues and see my data pretty stable. After realizing that i've switched to occasionally use when its needed: chances of being sick soon, already sick and on random days. Oura ring 3.0 may totally replace this ring if it adds 1-minute resolution for SPO2
Questions: Am i sick with respiratory diseases? Do i have sleep apnoe? How my SPO2 drops during flights?
I'm using this FreeStyle Libre V1 sensor for 2 weeks every 1-2 months to assess my glucose status.
Usually, after 2 weeks, i export my data into CSV and upload for glycotype assessment here. My target is being in Low group
Questions: How far i from metabolic disorders?
I'm using it to control my blood pressure every morning. ECG & BPM data available through API and seems to be accurate.
Questions: since my BP on a lower end, i want to be sure my BP doesnt go too low.
Alternative to BPM Core during travels. Measures only blood pressure and HR. Data available through API.
I've wrote simple telegram bot which can
Doing that for about 1 year i got 40 000 of different events available for deep analysis. Summary all this manual tracking takes about 25 minutes per week, but provides inside in subjective sleep, mood, fatigue, stress and manual anthropometric metrics like waist circumference.
I'm using Ornament App for biomarkers tracking
I've written simple service which process CSV files from all my wearables and imports it into MySQL database. Manual export CSV through apps takes just a few mins per week. If device have an API - its imported into database directly without handwork.
I'm rarely doing Psychomotor Vigilance Task for tracking my attention, potential sleep defficiency, sleep inertia and excess fatigue. App is Vigilance Buddy (2m duration, interstimulus 0.3-3s and 1s feedback, ~45 taps per test). My usual average response is 300ms and standard deviation (SD) is around 25ms and i want to detect at least medium effect sizes with significance of 0.95 and power of 0.8. Power analysis result is 40 taps:
Since i dont want to spent more than 2 minutes and less than 2 minutes maybe not enough i choose 2 minutes. Also i want to have a few additional taps (sometimes i have 1-2-3 false starts), lets assume 45 taps in 2 minutes which results in 120/45=2.6 average delay between responces and leads to 0.3-3s / 1s configuration (0.3 + (3 - 0.3)/2 + 1) = 2.65.
Stool Log - Bowel Movement app used to track bowel movements with bristol stool classification. Easy export into CSV. Reason to stop:
I'm occasionally doing Dual N-Back for tracking and improve my working memory, but not yet analyzed scientific background for it.
All this data will be complemented with wearables data (sleep, hr, hrv, weight, bmi, temperature, blood pressure, activity, training load etc) and deeply analyzed to answer my questions and replicate some studies and check if evidence work on me.
Example of questions: Whats time is optimal for sleep? How not to overtrain? How physically active day impacts my sleep compared to sedentary day?
Not using right now. I'm occasionally used ibuttons for tracking illness and assess circadian patterns.
Questions: How strong in my circadian rhytm? How my temperature changes during illness?
Reason to stop: Looking for easier ways to measure circadian rhytms. Kinsa thermometer is enough for ilness tracking.
Not using right now. I'm occasionally doing Simple Arithmetics Test mentioned by Seth Roberts which takes 2 minutes per day to assess attentiveness, reaction and maybe some basic cognitive / memory skills. There is conflict between goal for faster response (leads to increased error rate) and goal for lowering error rate (leads to slower response speed) which may lead to inconsistency in results. PVT doesnt have this problem.
Reason for stopping: haven't found how to utilize results for decision making.
Not using right now. I've used Atmotube Pro to track enviroment air quality. I'm not wearing it with myself everywhere, most of time it stays at home.
Questions: How is air quality affects my sleep? How ambient pressure affects my blood pressure?
Reason to stop: haven't found how to utilize results for decision making.
Not using right now.
Reason to stop: haven't found how to utilize ambient light for decision making. There are better alternatives
Not using right now. I've bought it mainly for orthostatic HRV test and trainings when i dont have access to Polar H10. After checking some science i've realized that i dont need supine HRV which takes 2 of 4 minutes in Polar orthostatic test. I've switched to using H10 for 1 min stabilization period and 1 min measuring window during standing position with Kubious App.
Reason to stop: The only unique feature was the orthostatic test which i've replaced with standing HRV test.
Not using right now
Reason to stop: Fitbit Charge 4/5 is more accurate and comfortable.
Not using right now
Reason to stop: stopped using after i've realized i want 24/7 HR & some HRV data.
P.S I dont have any affiliations with any these manufacturers