iPhone 6 Battery

I have always been one of those people who live by the ABC motto when it comes to cell phones and other electronic devices with lithium ion batteries. I never want to be without battery juice when I need it most. With the somewhat recent Watch announcement and critical (and rightly so) reviews of the battery life strategy Apple appears to have chosen, I became decidedly curious about the battery life of my iPhone 6. I wasn't really sure if I could make it through the day on my phone because I have never tried.

My first assumption in this experiment was the phone would lose charge sometime around 2 or 3pm. I'm no slacker when it comes to app usage. I have 524 applications in total and several running in the background pinging geolocation data and serving push notifications. Here is a list of the apps I have running in the background that use the GPS functionality-some continuously and others intermittently through the day:

I use my phone constantly during the day for work email, PDF review, and consuming social media via Paper, Tweetbot, and Instagram. There's not a period of time I don't have my phone in my hand or in front of me on a desk or conference room table. I think you would agree that I fall in the heavy user category, maybe more than most since my iPhone is always passively working in the background plus my direct use.

For purposes of observing my battery usage I decided to follow a few rules during the experiment:

  1. The phone would be unplugged at 8am from the charger.
  2. Battery data points would be observed starting at 8am, and every two hours there after. The last data point of the day would be 6 pm to allow for any necessary recharging for evening activities. This is for mainly when the evening activities would have me away from the home or office.
  3. The phone would not be charged before 6 unless it went dead from use.
  4. Any unusually usage would be noted in my observation comments.

Here is the data from a typical week of use:

 iPhone Battery Data Points

iPhone Battery Data Points

When you read the chart below, the data is plotted with % Charge on the y-axis and Time of day on the x-axis. Of course the phone is fully charged at 100% at 8am every day. I then took data points in 2 hour increments hoping to see some trends for weekdays, certain periods of the day, and weekdays versus weekends.

 Battery Data Points vs Time

Battery Data Points vs Time

For weekdays, the battery drops on average 10% between 8am and 10am. Another 17% is used between 10am and 12pm, 18% between 12pm and 2pm, and so on. Just by looking at these stats, it's obvious that the heaviest use hours are between 10am and 2pm. Another heavy use time is 4pm to 6pm. The difference between these periods and the others can be attributed to the following:

  1. Most meetings occur in the hours right before and after lunch. This involves more phone usage to coordinate, exchange emails, text other participants during meetings rather than interrupt the discussion with sidebar topics, downloading files, and other activities of this nature.
  2. Lunch is a high use time due to social media consumption, messaging, email, and non-wifi data usage.
  3. The end of the day is similar to the lunch hour, lots of catching up: social interactions, audio streaming via Bluetooth in the car, and last minute emails. Also coordinating the family activities for the evening is done during this time of day.

For drain rates by two hour periods germane to each day, see the table below:

 Battery Drain Rate Table

Battery Drain Rate Table

This table displays the data in a different context. The cells reflect values of the data points relative to the previous data point. Put another way you can see what percentage of charge is consumed in each 2 hour period of time by day. The plot of battery data points above gives an idea of the general Remaining Battery Charge, but this chart shows the magnitude of use for any two hour period with the various colors corresponding to specific days. Although the there are variations between days as I might expect, the overall average tells me much about which hours I might be more affected by battery drain.

 Battery % Drain by Time Period

Battery % Drain by Time Period

There are some things that might not be immediately apparent when looking at the data. For example, if I had a 3pm flight to catch, I might want to grab a little charge during lunch and while waiting at the gate so that I would have a decent charge remaining after landing. This mid-day charge would help compensate for the higher drain rates during the lunch hour period. Furthermore, it indicates that the times of lowest battery drain are also better hours to charge. A period of low battery drain is indicative of lower phone use as compared to other periods and charging during that time is going to mean less interference with the use of my phone than at other periods. Think of this as battery use pressure. When the bar is high (high drain), the phone is under high use during that time, or high pressure so to speak. Conversely, when the bar is low, the phone isn't being used as much, therefore, less battery drain occurring. This is a perfect time for a short boost charge.

Since I did not include data points through full battery discharge, I extrapolated the data at an average drain rate of 14% per two hour period. This yields an estimated full discharge time of day of approximately 9:30pm to 10pm at night. Since the evening drain rates are likely to be higher, I would expect a full discharge to occur by 9:30 pm on average.


The [iPhone 6][1] battery lasted much longer than I anticipated. I think the average person has no need to charge their phone during the day and doesn't need to worry about the ABC mantra. Of course this will change as the battery ages and OS updates tax the hardware beyond what it was originally intended to handle. I intend to capture this data periodically over the life of my iPhone 6 and see how it performs over time. I think 3 months would be a good interval to see how the battery performs over time. I'll check back soon with results from the second run.

[1]: My iPhone 6 is the 128 GB model. iOS 8.1 was used during the capture of data. This experiment was performed in November.

Update 2015-01-12

Jason Snell writes about the life expectancy of iOS devices and posts some charts of iPhone and iPad. His conclusion is that Apple is trying to provide 10 +/- hours of battery life. My data is on the + side, but only slightly. I think he is on to something. We might not see more than 10 hours of battery life unless it's a device like the 6+, which seems to be to be an outlier at this point.


I don't know if you've heard of putting a teaspoon of eggshells in your coffee grounds but I've recently started trying this method. I first heard it about it while listening to a podcast with Brett Terpstra.

The idea is that the alkaline nature of the eggshells helps offset the acidity of the coffee during the brewing process.

I think it works splendidly and would recommend it to anyone looking for a smooth taste of coffee through the whole drink. No more bitter after-bite. Obviously this is more pronounced with some coffees.

 My Coffee Is Brewed In A Moccamaster

My Coffee Is Brewed In A Moccamaster

Using only eggshells that ARE NOT hard boiled, wash them with hot water and peel out the inside lining so they are nice and clean and set them out to dry. Once they are dry, crumble them up and store them however you wish for use later.

When you put your coffee in the filter, top it off with a teaspoon, approximately one egg worth of shells.

I can taste the difference. Can you?


It's important for people to realize that hard drives crash. I've been telling my friends for a few years to start thinking about getting their data on more than one external drive because their treasured external drives will eventually crash.

It's not uncommon for people in my line of work to have an external drive with quite a bit of reference data on it for use in their job. Sometimes they also keep personal documents accessible at work without having to put it on the company server. Seems like a good plan until it all goes horribly wrong.

This week I heard about a hard drive at work melting down as it was transferring data and the poor owner looking on as he lost everything. I'm glad I wasn't in the room. Imagine how that must have felt.


There is a phrase of speech in the military that goes something like "if you have one, you have none. If you have two, you have one." This is of course speaking of redundancy and the need to keep a second set of data, preferably at another location.

If you don't believe me, check out this annual update from Backblaze, they track the life of the hard drives they use to backup your data. I'm a Crashplan customer, but either is good. You'll also see they recommend the Western Digital over Seagate. You can say all of this is over the top, but at least you won't have to listen to me say "I told you so" when your disk crashes.


I just signed up for Backblaze...if I like it I intend to switch from Crashplan.

State of Email

It was just a few days ago that it was 2013 and everyone was scrambling to get in the access queue for the Mailbox app. I was one of those along with a few friends. We would share our current place in the queue at lunch and discuss what efficiency Mailbox might bring to our email workflows. I also mused that Mailbox would be wildly popular if it could bring its features to Exchange mail users. After nearly 2 years and an acquisition by Dropbox, Mailbox has yet to add that functionality.

My Old Ways

When Mailbox failed to add Exchange support I gave up on hopes of being able to defer email to future dates. I stayed the course with my then method of dealing with email:

  • Leave everything in the inbox. Use search to find old threads.
  • Re-mark email as unread if it needed to be deferred. This required a constant monitor of what was unread due to being new versus marked unread for deferral purposes. This created a sort of friction in my whole process.
  • Forward email to my Omnifocus email for items of a "to-do" nature that required a task to be managed.
  • Sanebox was in the mix to help tackle my growing email inbox situation. This works decently well, but I tend to get mostly important emails in my work inbox. Essentially Sanebox sorts out all of the Out Of Office replies, marketing emails, and conference invitations. I still think it adds value, and it helps tremendously with my personal email, so I'm still a fan.

All of this has worked okay for me over the years but I've always wanted something that worked great. I need functionality to defer email and provide a process by which I can more easily share attachments, and check my calendar without switching apps before accepting calendar requests.

The New Me

Enter Acompli. I now manage my email by the following means:

  • Do - respond to email or take action on it. This can be composing a response, performing a task, or supplying info. Once done, I archive it.
  • Delegate - look at the email and determine if it is a task for someone else or can more effectively be dealt with by someone else. If so, forward it or make a request to the appropriate person who should act on it, then archive it.
  • Defer - is the email for me but doesn't require action or response until a later date? If so, use the defer function in Acompli to bring the email back to my inbox at a specified future date and time. Doing this takes it off out of my inbox and reduces the small incremental "tax" I pay every time I see an unread email waiting for me to take action on it.

People often fail to grasp the importance of these mental "taxes". Imagine if you will someone handing you a sticky note with a to-do on it. you take it and stick it to your shirt so you won't forget. As you walk down the hall, you get another, and another, and another. Before long your shirt is covered with sticky notes and eventually you start sticking them over other sticky notes. No matter how much you want to remember which notes are covering others, you are still going to have to deal with the encumbrance of these sticky notes in your life. They will weigh you down and begin to affect your mental capacity to think creatively, find elegant solutions to problems, and relax when you get the chance. You will eventually find yourself relying on brute force solutions and massive amounts of time to get things done. This is not the kind of person I want to be. So I eliminate these small "taxes" whenever I get the chance.


All of these things are what I wanted for my Exchange mail back when Mailbox first launched. But Acompli does so much more than allowing me to defer emails. I also get a few other powerful features that make my day.

Forget Forwarding Attachments

With Acompli, I am able to send attachments from Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and Box.com. But that's not all. In the past if I was away from my desk and was asked to send someone an attachment I had received, I would search for that email and forward it along (read waiting on the server for results). This method also included the previous email thread unless the time was taken to edit and delete the inline email history. Unless it was a client facing email, I wouldn't always take this extra step.

Acompli allows attachments from other emails to be selected and included in a fresh new email without the email history. This feature works across email accounts and platforms giving the ability to send an attachment received via one email account on another email without the fuss of all the extra taps to change the Sender account and removal of the previous email thread. Selecting attachments is a breeze. Simply go to the file view and select the file you want to incorporate in a new email OR click the paperclip icon in the email composition window and choose a corresponding file in that dialogue from any of the cloud sources you set up.

Power Tip: More than one instance of Dropbox or other cloud servers can be added as needed. This can be very useful when trying to manage multiple email accounts from one app. This feature provides access to files across your work and personal Dropbox accounts.

Focused Email

The idea here is that you have email you need to focus on and then other email of lesser importance. This is a feature similar to what Sanebox offers with their @sanelater feature, but it happens live right in your inbox. Acompli learns which emails you tend to reply to most or "focus" on while it sorts everything else as other. It's all still in your inbox but this feature helps you prioiritize. If you don't like how it is sorting, you can tell it to sort specific mail as "Focused" or "Other" for the current message or all future from that sender. This is a nifty little feature that will help you cut through your email much quicker. Important email can be dealt with while you are in that frame of mind and all others can be taken care of later when you don't need to concentrate as intently.


Calendar events can be viewed in-app to allow for creation of events and responding to invites. Acompli also allows you to pick times that you are available to send to others on your team to help schedule meetings.

People Get Priority

Another powerful function in Acompli is the "People" view. There are several types of actions and info that can be accessed here. First you can quickly see who you communicate with the most and tap the compose icon to start an email.

Tapping on the person's name brings up a view unique profile "card" view of that person while still allowing access to a compose icon and a call icon to enable a quick phone call.

But wait, there's more!

On their profile card there are three views that can be toggled to view recent emails between the two of you, upcoming meetings, and files that have been shared. This is huge! No more searching through various folders or scrolling through recent email history to find an attachment from someone you communicate with frequently. I dare say that this is a more useful filter feature than I have access to on my desktop email client.

Design & Layout

I've been switching between the native iOS Mail app, Cloud Magic, and Boxer for quite some time until I found Acompli. I've really grown to love it's design and various information views it offers. I find it has just the right mix of information density without sacrificing a balance of clean design and functionality. It has become the email app that I recommend to people whenever they need something more than the default Mail app for iOS. I've been telling people I only make good recommendations these days and this is definitely in that category.

What I Would Add

If I could ask the devs at Acompli for a few more features it would be the following:

  • Additional actions to share either with built-in custom share actions (Add to Evernote(<--1 mo of premium free on me), Omnifocus or Reminders, Pocket...) or Extension capabilities.
  • Mac Desktop Client...and Windows for those of us forced to use one at work.
  • Ability to set favorite people and arrange them in a custom order.
  • Geolocation logistical time prompts that factor travel time for appointments.

The Saga Continues

I read yesterday that Acompli was bought by Microsoft for $200 million dollars. At first I was bummed because I imagined a world where Acompli was absorbed in the MS infrastructure like Google has done with some of their acquisitions (see Sparrow). This would mean support for Acompli apps would suffer and I'd be stuck looking for a new solution again. After reading about the acquisition and further thought I don't think this will happen any time soon. I look to see Microsoft continue support for this app and build a Windows mobile version as well. I'm cautiously optimistic that the features in Acompli will be around in one fashion or another: either as is with a 3rd party app look and feel or by being incorporated into the Microsoft Outlook app. That would be a shame because we would lose the ability to use the awesome features on other email platforms like iCloud, Gmail, etc. I guess we'll have to wait and see how they choose to integrate it with their Microsoft365 subscription.

In the meantime, I've jumped in head first and I'm loving it. I think you will love it as well, give it a try!

Re-purposed iPhone Idea

I have every iPhone I've ever bought. The first iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, iPhone 5, and now the iPhone 6. I've use them as iPods, and allowed my sons to use them for educational apps and videos, but never anything more.


That has changed. This weekend I attached two 3M removable Velcro strips to my iPhone 4 and mounted it on the Freezer door in our kitchen. It's tied to my iCloud account, so it still has access to the Calendar and Reminders data. In light of that it has been re-purposed to do the following tasks:


Primary Tasks

Grocery List

My wife and I share a Reminders list named "Groceries" that we use to share lists of items we need from the store. Now we can add them as we use the last of them in the kitchen.



The temperature of the house can be adjusted right from our kitchen, warmer or cooler.


Using the Yahoo Weather app we can look at the current conditions and the forecast. This is convenient while making the morning coffee before deciding what to wear to the office.


Secondary Tasks

  • AirPlay to AppleTV
    • Netflix
    • Hulu+
    • Amazon Prime Video
    • Music
    • Pandora
  • Wemo
  • Remote app

The Experiment Continues

So far it has been useful, especially for the primary tasks mentioned above. The other apps may come in handy from time to time, but are of lesser importance. My wife has mentioned a couple of times how handy it is and I've noticed that I'm using it a couple of times a day myself. Sure, I wish it was the size of an iPad mini, but it's better than being tucked away in the pocket of my satchel.

The Benefits of External Brains

The Need

A couple of years ago I discovered the terminology "external brain" when listening to a podcast Back To Work. I didn't feel that I was in need of any help organizing my personal and business tasks, but the idea of offloading all of those things that tax my mental capacity and thereby allowing my brain to breath and be better at subconscious creativity to hopefully capture more elegant solutions to problems was very appealing.

So I bought an app called Omnifocus and starting dumping tasks as they came to mind or arose during the day. I started sorting things into projects and contexts (think resources, places, or people). Later I setup location based triggers that would alert me as I drove by Home Depot that I needed lightbulbs or those pesky refrigerator water filters, or dogfood from the supermarket.

My brain started to breath.

The Transition

Nothing happened immediately, except I felt less stress about trying to remember things. I no longer left the house thinking about what I needed to accomplish at work, or come home on Friday thinking about what I needed to accomplish on my days off. That was nice.

Further in to the discipline of using this method, I realized I was coming up with ideas more often out of the blue. Things would just come to me: an idea to solve an inefficient process at work, a memory from a long time ago that triggered how to solve a contemporary challenge at work. My camping trips had less mental intrusions of what needed to happen next week at the office, and so on.

To Infinity & Beyond

I don't know what is holding you back or stressing your mental well-being, but maybe a better external brain is just what you need. Sometimes long to-do lists can be overwhelming, I get that, but with the right external brain you can filter out future tasks until the date you are ready to start them (license renewals, spring gardening tasks, yearly family portrait session). Maybe you just need to better process your to-do list and realize you are saying "Yes" to more obligations than you should...then devising a system to determine what to start saying no to.

Our brains aren't that great at remembering. Within reason they do ok, but try to remember 100 different things you need to do over the next month, then the next, and the next. My experience has been that the brain seems like a well-used white board. Old tasks don't fully erase and those artifacts or "smears" of past tasks can bleed through and confuse. Our brain has to throw out what it thinks is junk and end you end up getting on the plane without completing a crucial task or scheduling that critical appointment that needs to happen as soon as you get back from vacation...when you remember 3 days in to your vacation, it messes up your beach flow.

Our brains are best at recognizing things. We hope that as we recognize things during the day it will trigger our memories of what we need to do. I find this to be a poor way to manage your professional and personal obligations. I guess you could leave a breadcrumb trail of hieroglyphic art to trigger those memories, but I'm not a great artist. I picture the mounting stress and missed opportunities leaving you entombed in a pyramid of daily scrambles and brute force solutions. If every day presents fire drills I might offer that you are not properly managing your affairs, personal or business. Life doesn't just happen to successful people. People who accomplish much with great success live intentionally.

My Recommendations

  • Buy Omnifocus for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Start out small-pick a project, personal or business, and start loading your next steps, tasks, etc. You might think these apps are on the pricey side of the spectrum, but what good tool isn't. You can't paint a masterpiece with brushes and paint from the dollar store. Email me if you want some tips or need help.
  • Read David Allen's Getting Things Done. I haven't, but I've listened to hours of discussions on the subject matter and feel I have things well in hand. I plan to read this book over my Christmas vacation this year.
  • Listen to Back to Work

Home Screen Update 2.0


The last time I updated my blog with my home screen app set was December of 2012, so it's time to show you my latest set of most valuable apps. Something also worth noting is that I was on iOS 6 a year ago as well.

Here is my latest setup:


The Dock

I stopped kidding myself and made some changes here. I swapped out 3 of the 4 slots. Switching out the Mail app for Downcast is evidence of the lesser priority I've decided to allow email to have in my life. I think Messages will always be used at such high frequency I can't imagine it not being in the dock. Chrome garnered a spot because I started using it more on my Mac due to Firefox munching too much memory, but I am considering going back to Safari all around. Launch or Launch Center Pro has become invaluable to me on both my iPhone and iPad for automating texts, emails, Dropbox file sends, and quickly launch apps without hunting through my folders. I love Launch and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in efficiency.

Top Row

Once again, I swapped out 3 apps from this row. I absolutely love Fantastical for schedule viewing and appointment entry with every day language syntax. I've also made my life more secure in the last year by adding 1Password to my life as well as two-factor authentication. My app of choice for authentication is Authy.

Second Row

I recently started using Pocket over my previous choice, Instapaper, because of the more enhanced IFTTT integration, thanks to David Sparks of Mac Power Users for this tip. I still use Voice Memos to record the cute things my little boys say or other important thoughts. Last summer I installed a new Nest thermostat, so it has become a frequently used app. Google Maps works better for me in terms of feature set than the default Apple Maps app.

The Next Three Rows

I have been enjoying Beats Music app and I still have about 2 months left in my free trial period. I first heard about it on the The Prompt I don't know if I will pay to continue using it, but it is impressively good in terms of UI and the curated playlists. I like the aesthetics of the Yahoo! Weather! app. Omnifocus 2 is a great update to the previous version, but I've also started using simple lists for certain things. This Week is one of the best list apps I've used. For notes I like to use Evernote, but for automation and posting to various services, I've really been drawn to Drafts. Drafts features actions for text. Think of it as if Launch Center Pro was adapted for automation of text manipulation.

So there are my latest home screen apps. They continue to evolve and change, and change again. If I could have one more app that doesn't exist now, it would be an app that works like Mailbox for Exchange server mail. It would be most helpful in triaging my work email and prioritizing response timing. Boxer comes close but doesn't integrate seamlessly with all Exchange servers.

iOS Keyboard Shortcuts

I was pretty excited to come across a post on Finer Things in Tech last week that covered a few new keyboard shortcuts. I use an iPad daily to take meeting notes and respond to emails and a few of these shortcuts will save me lifting my hands to tap the screen. Here are a few for both Safari and Mail:


  • ⌘-T – open new tab
  • ⌘-W – close current tab
  • ⌘-R – refresh current tab
  • ⌘-L – keyboard focus in address bar


  • ⌘-N – new message
  • ⌘-⇧-D – send message

The original Finer Things post can be found here: http://finerthings.in/featured/ios-7-safari-mail-and-other-apps-get-keyboard-shortcuts/.

Recommended App: BADLAND

In my opinion BADLAND is one of the best games I've played since I first encountered Trundle back in 2010. I love that it is easily playable by strategically tapping, holding, and releasing one finger to navigate the forest creature through a side scrolling puzzle of saw blades and an assortment of obstacles.

I love the artwork in Trundle and BADLAND takes that same art style to the next level. I think you will enjoy the various levels of textures and gradients and subtle background animations. The soundscape is also a treat, with or without headphones.

Having played through all of the 60 levels currently available, I find myself wanting more. I'll have to settle for playing back through and picking up a few more achievements. For an Indie game this would solidly land in my top ten iOS games. It's especially friendly to the iPhone, but also syncs to iCloud so it can be played on your iPad without losing progress.

I won't go into an explanation of the game's objectives but if you like to solve puzzles and enjoy a good side scrolling game, you should definitely give it a try. The developer, Frogmind, has more levels in progress so get give it a try. It's well worth the price (FREE presently) and there's more value coming. For more screenshots and gameplay video, check out the BADLAND site.


Fitness Apps I Love

I've been fighting the urge to buy one of those fitness wristbands (Nike+ Fuelband, Fitbit, etc) or a GPS watch to help track distance, pace, and sync with an online profile so I can track progress and compare and compete with friends. To feed my desire to track all things fitness I use a few apps that you might find useful to accomplish the same thing and maybe save yourself some dough when compared to those expensive wristband options.


I track my overall daily movements using the Moves app. I've used Moves every day since February of this year and I've really taken a liking to it. Its base functionality is that of a pedometer, but it offers much more. It also tracks where you walk plus activities like running and cycling. It can distinguish between the jiggles your car might send to the sensor and the legitimate wiggles your steps provide the accelerometer. It can approximate the number of steps you take each day and equate that to a time and distance of walking to help you get an idea of your level of physical activity each day. Moves is my gauge of how active I'm being so I know when I need to kick it up a notch.

Moves runs in the background using low level GPS sensing to tell you where you were when you were walking, running, driving, or cycling. It not only has a numerical representation of your activity, but it also provides a visual cue to the level of your activity and type by using different sizes and colors of bubbles around each activity type depending on how much you walked, ran, or rode your bicycle. I have Moves running the in background around the clock, even when using my Nike+ GPS or Strava Cycling apps and the data I get compares closely to what the activity specific app (Nike or Strava) gives me. I can't recommend it highly enough.

Nike+ GPS

Nike+ GPS has been my go-to running activity tracking app for a few years now. It has social sharing and competition functionality to challenge friends and compare accomplishments. It also integrates with the music app flawlessly. The ability to customize the verbal feedback cues is great and there is also a feature that allows you to track the miles you put on your shoes so you can more accurately decide when to spend the coin to buy new kicks.

Strava Cycling

Strava Cycling is a great app for cyclists that allows tracking of rides, performance improvements, and sharing of social interactions like "kudos" and comments on rides. You can also see how your latest ride segments compare to previous rides as well as the community of riders that pedal their bicycles over those same segments. If you do have a Garmin GPS device, it can sync its data to the Strava website. If you want more, you can pay for premium access and get insight on more advanced data that might take your training to the next level.


RunKeeper is an all-in-one fitness app for tracking running, cycling, hiking, canoeing and many other activities as well including manual entry for any activities that you complete indoors on a treadmill or other training machine, like a stairmaster. It offers social connections as well, but I don't really dig its interface for some reason. However, I think it is a solid app, so that is why I'm giving it a mention. It might be the app for you.

Start Somewhere. Just Start Now

As with most things where progress is measured, if you never start you will never progress. There are several functions of each app I didn't discuss, but since they are all free you should grab them and try them out for yourself. If nothing else, start using the Moves app and see just how active you are. The data it reveals will be a great baseline to have whenever you sit down to plot your fitness goals.

Update - Moves

Wouldn't you know it, as soon as I post about Moves they release and update that adds calorie burn functionality.