Smart wearables like activity trackers and smartwatches have been helping people in achieving their fitness goals, saving lives (in the case of Apple Watch Series 4), and tracking their everyday activities. But ‘the other side’ of such trackers that hardly gets mentioned in the media is their ability to track people’s inactivity levels. According to data collected by Fitbit, India is the least active and second most sleep-deprived country in the world. Only Japanese sleep less than Indians.
Citing the Fitbit sleep data insights from across 18 countries, the US-based wearable maker says that Indians are the second most sleep-deprived people with an average nightly sleep of 7 hours 1 minute after Japanese who get an average sleep of 6 hours 47 minutes. The company says that it has collected more than 10.5 billion nights of sleep data over the years to innovate in this area of health to offer focused insights on inactivity levels of Indian users.
Based on aggregated and anonymised user data analysis from 18 countries between August 1, 2018, and July 31, 2019, Fitbit shared that Indian users:
When it comes to inactivity, the Fitbit data shows that Indians are the least active people with an average of 6,533 steps daily. This is the least amongst all 18 countries, which is 3,600 steps lesser than the average of the most active country – Hong Kong. Average active minutes (32) is also the lowest in the list.