Activity Tracker Shows Cities With the Best Sleep

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More and more people are wearing fitness trackers and as a result, fitness trackers are compiling more and more data about how we live, eat, exercise and sleep.

In a recent blog form Jawbone, makers of the Up device, data scientist Brian Wilt compares activity and sleep levels collected from Up wearers around the world. The data from international cities comes from samples 5000 or more users. Data gathered from US cities are from tens of thousands of UP wearers.

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The interactive map here reveals some interesting cultural differences as well as similarities.

Here are a few facts pulled out of the map by Sarah Klein at the Huff Post.

Least Sleep: Tokyo, Japan | 5hr 44min

Most Sleep: Melbourne, Australia | 6hr 58min

Earliest to Bed: Brisbane, Australia | 10:57pm

Latest to Bed: Moscow, Russia | 12:46am

Earliest to Rise: Brisbane, Australia | 6:29am

Latest to Rise: Moscow, Russia | 8:08am

Most Steps: Stockholm, Sweden | 8,876 steps

Least Steps: Sao Paulo, Brazil | 6,254 steps

Depending on your stride, about 2,000 steps equals a mile.

If we just look at the United States for sleep, Vegas, not surprisingly ranks low.

Least Sleep: Las Vegas | 6hr 32min

Most Sleep: Orlando | 6hr 56min

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What I’d like to see is data on urban versus rural. I think we’d see a huge difference between steps, as people living out in the countryside are more apt to drive. And maybe because they have to commute, they may get less sleep than the Japanese.

As for myself, I get plenty of sleep, at least 8 hours and I get plenty of steps in thanks to my dog. How about you?

Credit: Jawbone

via Huffington Post