Best Habit Tracking?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by HappyDude20, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    just wondering what the best habit tracking type of app would be. I'm thinking about tracking how many days I can go without caffeine, a smoke, a beer, and also tracking how many days in a row I go jogging, lift weights, swim and also track how often i read to the kids etc.

    iOS and Apple Watch functionality preferred. OS X compatibility would be amazing.
     
  2. sean000 macrumors 65816

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    I have been playing around with Streaks and Productive. I like them both, but they are totally different approaches. Historically I have had a problem staying in the habit of using habit apps :(

    Streaks has complications, so I think I may actually use it more. There is a small complication that just has some dots to show how many of your items you have completed, and a large complication that lists the next item on your habit list.

    Sean
     
  3. gorkt macrumors 6502a

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    I like streaks better than productive, but the only issue with streaks is that it is limited to 6 habits. Productive is more customizable.
     
  4. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have the free version of productive which I think limits me to a few habits but I see I can make a $3-$4 purchase within the app.


    This would be a one time thing right? I would hate if it was monthly or yearly subscription based.
     
  5. sean000 macrumors 65816

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    Productive is definitely more customizable, and I really like how you can schedule habits for morning, afternoon or evening. I just wish it offered a watch complication.

    Productive seems like the better tool if you want track a lot of habits (some for work and some for home for example). Then again the limited number of habits in Streaks might be a good thing for some. It's easier to be successful when you focus on just a few things at a time. Start with your highest priorities. When you build a habit to the point that you no longer need a reminder, replace it with a new one.

    Sean
     
  6. ericg301 macrumors 65816

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    I was disappointed that Productive wouldnt let me mark a habit as complete from the notification -- either on the phone or watch.

    So if I set up a habit to "eat a high protein breakfast" at 8AM....when I get that 8AM alert, I have to dismiss it, then open the app to mark it as done.

    I've emailed the dev and he said he would consider it.
     
  7. sean000 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah... it would be nice to see Productive up its Apple Watch game a little. Habit tracking seems like one of those things that is more conveniently handled from the watch than from the phone. I was thinking that maybe the lack of complications wouldn't bother me so much in Watch OS3, because I could just keep it in the dock, but it's more annoying that the notifications aren't interactive. You should be able to skip,snooze or mark done right from there.
     

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