I mentioned many time the best rolling plots are my favorite feature of ConnectStats. After adding a new ability to visually see when you reached specific best, I have now a first version of a feature I have been planning to do for a while now: time analysis of specific slice of your best achievement.
So today, I submitted to Apple for release a first version of this feature in ConnectStats 6.1. The best rolling curve shows you what best power, heart rate or pace you reached for a given time or distance. You could previously see what that curve looked like for a month or year. Now you can see how specific point evolved over time.
This screen is displayed at the bottom of the summary page. You can configure it by doing a long press on the graph.
You can display the max over a rolling period: What was the max 1 minute power reached over a rolling 2w period as above, or the trend over the last few weeks.
The intention is to see how you pushed yourself over time or improved. In my case above you can see that since May the max power of 30min has increased slightly but around late feb/early march I had a peak power. You can see in the following demonstration video how this and other related features can help you understand where the peak came from.
It can be interesting to try to understand what each of the graph of the summary tells you. This is my graphs for running over the last few months.
The fatigue/fitness graph tells me that I have been increasing my training intensity quite a bit since march. It makes sense as since the lock down I have switch to working from home, which means less lower intensity bike commutes and more runs in the morning. Around may I reduced slightly the intensity to rest, but maintained the fitness. The best Average power tells me that over the last few months I have been quite constant in how I pushed myself, but I am quite lower than what I achieved last year. And the new graph, shows that even though last few months were quite consistent there is some increase on the 30min power, I definitely pushed myself more recently…
I have a few more improvements to do on the new graphs, but I wanted to release a first version to get early feedback.
I have struggled to decide if looking at trend was more interesting or looking at the max/best over a period. Feel free to comment, you can change between the two in the details screen.
I will add the ability to change the points you look at in the history (currently only 1min and 30min). And I’ll probably add the ability to remember the preferred configuration for each user.