Ever wonder how much time you actually spend on your phone? Sure, you probably pick it up a few time a day to send messages, make phone calls, check on Twitter, Facebook, and etc., but all those minutes do add up, which could go to show just how addicted we are to our phones. Well an app called Menthal is hoping to change that by showing users just how long they spend on their devices.
The app will be able to track which apps you use the most, how long you use it for, who you communicate with the most, and so on. All of this makes for interesting statistics but how does it make you want to use your phone less? Well the concept is a bit like a weighing scale, where you step on and realize how heavy you are, which hopefully will prompt you to do something about it.
The app will also attempt to help you wean off your smartphone addiction by giving you a score. The lower the score, the less time you’ve spent on your phone, which is a good thing. You can then post the score onto Facebook to share with your friends, which is similar to fitness apps that lets you share your progress and whatnot. However apart from that, we guess it really boils down to you and whether you want to control and curb your addiction.
The data collected by the app is sent to a university in Germany where it is further analyzed. According to their findings, it seems that Menthal users spend an average of 3 hours a day on their phone, and are turning them on on an average of once every 7.5 minutes. The app is only available on Android and not iOS, due to some restrictions that will not allow the app to function on iOS devices. It’s free of charge so if you’d like to learn more about your habits, hit up the Google Play Store for the download.