The article entitled “How Are Sports-Trackers Used by Runners? Running-Related Data, Personal Goals, and Self-Tracking in Running” was supported Pride and Prejudice project by the 4TU.Federation.
In this paper research, we explored the roles that sports trackers and running-related data play in runners’ personal goal achievement. A two-week diary study and semi-structured interviews were conducted with 22 runners to explore how runners engage with their running-related data to set and achieve their running goals. Our study provides insights into the psychological effects of running-related data and signals practical implications for runners and developers of tracking technology.