Data Visualization Via FitBits

Personal fitness trackers including FitBit, Apple Watch and others alike utilize data visualization to present activity-monitoring information. The data may include the number of steps taken, the percent of goal achieved, count of flights of stairs, distance traveled, calories burned, and/or hours slept. Additionally, users can track their progress over time by viewing their performance from day to day or week to week. In a minimum of 400 words, address the following:

1. How can graphical perception be utilized in the design of the dashboards for fitness tracking devices?

2. Do you think the dashboards for fitness tracking devices are an integral aspect of fitness tracking? How do you think they motivate individuals to remain active?

Your initial post should have a minimum of 2–3  references.