Friday, August 7, 2015

[A Fitbit for Poldy]

"Time I used to try jotting down on my cuff what she said dressing... Timing her. 9.15. Did Roberts pay you yet? 9.20. What had Gretta Conroy on? 9.23. What possessed me to buy this comb? 9.24. I'm swelled after that cabbage." [p67]
Leopold Bloom would have been the first man in Dublin to order a Fitbit wristband:

  • Steps, Calories, Distance: we can reconstruct most of the Bloomsday distances, approximate the steps, and guess the calories
  • Clock: reconstructable
  • Sleep Tracking: naps, ch13, ch17/18
  • Auto Sleep Detection
  • Silent Wake Alarm (ch13?)
  • Floors Climbed: mostly street level, or entryways ("Too much trouble to fag up the stairs to the landing." p65)
  • Active Minutes: this would be interesting to graph
  • Multi-Sport: Sandow's exercises? "Must begin again those Sandow's exercises." Gerty's ball?
  • Continuous Heart Rate: fear of Boylan "The flutter of his breath came forth in short sighs. Quick. Cold statues: quiet there. Safe in a minute."
  • Caller ID
  • Text Notifications
  • Music Control: Bloom's iPod as Spotify playlist
  • GPS Tracking: easy to reconstruct
Personal logging demo

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