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10/30/2014 03:14 pm ET Updated Oct 30, 2014

Introducing Checky, The App That Quantifies How Often You Look At Your Phone Every Day

Interested in knowing just how many times you check your phone per day? There's an app for that.

Checky not only shows you a numerical figure of how many occasions you glanced at your phone, but it also offers a map feature, showing you the geographical coordinates of each and every phone check.

While the app is vigilant about protecting users' privacy, the average person checks their phone more than 50 times a day, according to internal research and user tweets.

"It looks like 60 times a day is roughly the average, but it varies quite a lot," Checky founder Alex Tew told HuffPost Live in a Thursday interview.

He explained that, for some, figures were up in the hundreds, and for others they were as low as three.

But those numbers are gleaned just among users. Tew noted that there's a whole demographic of people who've chosen not to engage with the app.

"There were a whole bunch of people on Twitter when we launched the app who were very hesitant and even didn't download because they said they didn't want to know, they were almost in denial, which means that's a real problem then, if you don't even want to address the issue," he said.

"I guess it's kind of like being really overweight and not wanting to weigh yourself on the scales," he continued. "It means you can't really make a change."

Watch the full HuffPost Live clip above to hear more about Checky.

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