Tracking where you go

Setting up passive location tracking

For tracking the places you go, how you travel between them, and where you spend your time, we provide Gyroscope Places as a new tab in the app.

Identifying Locations

This is a critical step to easily build your history. Without identifying the places you visit, we won’t be able to show them in Gyroscope.

Identifying Travel

Gyroscope also tracks how you go between places. We have better sources for step counting, but Moves gives us the data needed to make beautiful maps of where you went.

Unknown travel between places can be identified, similar to locations. Basic things like walking or running should be automatically figured out, but other types of transport like taking a train, plane or boat can be manually entered for additional details.

Once that is done, we use those stats on Gyroscope across different views.

How do we use this location info?

Your Profile


We use the location data for lots of intelligent guesses. One common use is passive tracking of workouts. If we see you went somewhere that is classified as a gym or fitness centers, we automatically count that time as a workout.

Workouts in the annual report

Passive food tracking

Food tracking is a complex & messy problem that we have not yet figured out. However, we are starting by automatically highlighting restaurants.

Automatically detected restaurants

Weekly Reports

At the end of every week, we send an automatic report with an overview of what you did. It combines various data like workouts, steps, computer activity and photos — but the places you go to are the backbone of that info. Places you ate will be highlighted in the timeline for each day.

Yearly Reports (Pro)

The Gyroscope Annual Report comes out every year and has a comprehensive analysis of your year. If you’ve been using Moves all year, you will get a lot of interesting info about where you went.

Overview of 2015

The report includes details about what types of places you spent time in.

Coffee shop analytics

Share from the mobile app

The mobile app lets you see reports of your activity and share the ones you want. This gives you complete control over your privacy & what other people will see.

Sharable cards from the app


Tracking your locations is especially powerful when traveling. From the app, you can see the map by city, or share the story of a specific week.

Sharable cards from the app

Other things to track on Gyroscope