Detailed Comparison of Running and Cycling Statistics over time

Comparison to previous period in percentage change

ConnectStats 6.8 comes with significant rework of the statistics and calendar page. The main new feature is the ability to compare the numbers between weeks, months or years. Let’s dive in.

First, this new feature needs to be activated by switching to the new theme 2021 in config if you haven’t already. Because it’s still has some quirks, this is not yet the default, but it’s likely within one or more release, I’ll make it the main default theme.

Difference to previous period

In the statistics page, after you reach the weekly, monthly or yearly page by tapping on the right most button “Summary” or “All”, you will now see a new calendar icon. If you tap on it it will cycle through different pages, starting from the simple statistics display for each week or month as in the previous version. But as indicated with the little rotating arrows, you will also see comparison pages. The comparison will be either a percentage change since last week or month, or the actual difference.

Monthly comparison as number difference
Monthly Comparison as percent
Monthly statistics

As you cycle through the view, you will also reach the comparison between period up to the same point of the current period (to date). So for example if you are half way through the month, the comparison will be against the same point (half way) of the pervious month. In the graph, you will see as an overlay the total for each month, and the icon will show a half filled month or week to indicate the fact the calculation is to the current equivalent date in the period

Statistics to the comparable time in the previous month
Comparison to the comparable date in the previous month

You can also do a long tap on the calendar icon to bring up a configuration panel which may make it quicker to go through a specific view

Long press an icon brings up a configuration view

New Calendar View

The calendar also now shows these comparison statistics to the previous week and month.

Statistics and comparison of week of 21st of march and month of march

You can tap on the statistics table to iterate through displaying the difference in percent, in value or the value of the previous period

3 thoughts on “Detailed Comparison of Running and Cycling Statistics over time

  1. First impression is very good new analysis!! Thanks!!

    I did notice a bug: if I go to the full screen map of a run, and then tap the label icon from pace to hR to power etc, the colour coding of the run on the map does not change anymore.

    If I’m not in full screen mode but swipe between graphs then the colour coding of the map changes as intended

  2. Hi there is only one thing I want from an app like this and neither the garment connect app nor this provide yet it is so simple and it’s one of the only things the Tomtom app provides so well. That is a graph of time vs speed. You do provide the pace graph but it’s inverted so quicker is smaller and you also cannot alter the scale so it really doesn’t make sense to read it like that. Please see the Tomtom graphs for how this should be.

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