Let’s talk about PBS.
What is PBS?
Is it the same as your IQ?
Does this show how smart I am?
What is the correlation between my PBS and the category scores?
These are just some of the questions our Customer Support team receive when it comes to the Peak Brain Score.
And, to be fair the calculations behind PBS can be a little complicated, but don’t worry, we’re going to break it all down today, so you can get the best out of your workout and understand more of what the numbers on your screen mean.
How We Calculate Your PBS
PBS is used to measure your progress in Peak but it can also be used to compare your progress to people in the same age or profession category.
Your PBS is an overall comparative measure of your performance in the Peak app, it’s always a score out of 1,000 and is calculated by taking an average of your scores in the seven categories:
- Problem solving
- Mental Agility
If you begin to notice your PBS going down, it may be that perhaps you’re neglecting one of the above categories and this is bringing your overall score down.
The Ups And Downs
Something to beware of – your PBS score depends on how you perform, meaning it can go up or down based on how you’re playing in the games. But this is normal, sometimes you have off days and on those days you may not perform as well as you usually would.
This is okay and you’ll always bounce back!
Oftentimes, users become alarmed when they play a new game and their PBS doesn’t change. Don’t worry if this happens, this is intentional! It can take some time getting to grips with a new game, which means as you’re learning about and exploring something new, you can rest assured that it isn’t affecting your overall performance and score.
And we’ll always let you know once your score for a new game begins to count, so be prepared!
Users often ask why they’re seeing a decrease in points after they’ve achieved two new high scores. This is another common issue you may experience when it comes to your PBS. Hitting your goals is great and fills you with a sense of achievement. But, when it starts to go down, this can feel demotivating and frustrating.
This is because the high scores are personal ones and the category ones are comparing you to everyone else playing Peak, so even though you’ve just gotten two new personal bests – you’re still behind other users.
Also it’s important to note, certain games train “secondary skills“, this means they will impact multiple categories. So you may play a Problem Solving game that impacts your Mental Agility or Memory score as well. This is the case with games like:
- Low Pop, Puzzle Box
- Tap Trap
- Rush Back +
- Rush Back
- Square Numbers.
We understand that getting to grips with data can be a little tricky, so if you have any other questions regarding PBS or scoring in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Afterall, we are here to help and ensure you get the most out of your daily Peak Workout!
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