Drew Coffman makes an excellent observation:
I have once or twice been caught in a situation where my Apple Watch is off my person or dead, and I have been discouraged to exercise, knowing that none of the data will be tracked.
When the tools become the focus, we’re off target. I have to be mindful of this myself; there is a balance with these types of tools. The past several months, I’ve used a combination of Gyroscope, Moves, Rescuetime, and Apple’s Health app to track a lot of things. I’ve recently started using Headspace as well (not to empty my mind, but to focus it on Christ).
All of these can be good tools that add insight. But it so very easy to give myself another reason to open my phone and check stats … the very opposite of why I use these tools in the first place.