Help Center

We're here to get you set up with the ultimate Gyroscope experience.

Please let us know us if you have questions, suggestions or ever feel something is not working properly.

What kind of data do you want to track?

Frequently asked questions

Will everyone else be able to see my data?

No. Gyroscope accounts are completely private by default, so only you'll be able to view your profile. However, there are a few optional ways to open your profile to share.

One way is to add friends on Gyroscope. Friends give each other full access to view their profiles—so you should only add people you trust.

Another other option is to go to settings and set your account to be public instead of friends only. It makes it really easy and convenient to share, since anyone in the world will be able to see it. Some people enjoy the transparency and accountability this creates, while other people would rather keep their data more private. It is up to you!

The final and most granular way to share is by manually exporting images from the iPhone app. This gives you the ultimate control over not only what data someone sees, but the exact presentation. Only images you’ve specifically shared or saved and sent to someone would make it out into the world.

What apps should I be using?

You can do most of the tracking with just Gyroscope — for Places, Mood and Sleep.

We have more integrations depending on what you are interested in. If you are a runner, we suggest you use Strava. If you use your computer during the day, we recommend installing RescueTime on it to see those stats in Gyroscope. All of these are free apps. If you want to track weight, we recommend a Fitbit or WIthings scale.

What if I don't have any wearables?

Many of the Gyroscope features can be set up and used without any special devices. Even without devices like heart rate monitors or wifi scales, there are lots of things you can track and improve about your life, just with free apps on your phone.

If you use a computer, you can install RescueTime and use that to understand all your digital activity. Our Healthkit app will automatically track your daily steps if you have an iPhone. Apps like Strava can also track your other workouts, like running or biking. With Places, you can track the places you go. If you post photos on Instagram or Twitter, we can use those to quickly create a diary of your life. None of these things need any wearables or extra purchases!

All of these free apps can be set up in just a few minutes if you’re not using them already. Once you've done that, many people like to buy more hardware to get the full experience, but that is not necessary to get started and use most of our features!

What if I'm not interested in fitness?

People who are not already very fitness-concious or motivated is exactly who Gyroscope can be most useful for. Whether you enjoy it or not, keeping your body at least slightly healthy is important. Almost everyone sleeps, has a heart that they need to take care of, walks at least a few steps a day, uses a computer, and can make use of the many things that we help track and optimize.

We created Gyroscope not for world-class athletes to show off their achievements, but to help ordinary people live a balanced life. Our goal is to keep you healthy with the minimum amount of work and effort. If you love working out and are very active, Gyroscope can be great for capturing that — but if fitness is not a priority then it is arguably even more critical to find that balance.

Can I sign up without Facebook?

Yes, you can use email login instead of Facebook if you do not have Facebook. We do recommend Facebook login so you can use their 2-factor auth, and to prevent forgetting your password otherwise.