The metrics of Ingress are as follows:
Meters: distances are checked in the metric unit of meters
- The Trekker badge checks that an agent is going less than 8 km/h.
- The Speed Lock checks that an agent is going slower than 60 km/h.
Checkpoints are 5 hour MU progress checks for both the global and the Cell level. At every Checkpoint, the fields are assessed for their MU value and added together. They are not added to previous check points. The Checkpoints can be seen in the Intel Tab of the OPS menu. There are 35 Checkpoints for every Cycle where the average MU is taken for the final score.
The ongoing tally can be seen under the "Intel" tab of the OPS menu. Previous cycle scores can be viewed by tapping "History" at the bottom left corner. In addition, the top 50 Agents from each faction are ranked by their MU control throughout the cycle, which can be seen by tapping "See other agents" under the cell map.
Cycles have no real effect on gameplay, other than acting as a scoreboard. However, in rare cases cell scores at the end of a cycle have been used to determine the outcome of an anomaly, such as during Helios.
Exotic Matter or XM is a transdimensional energy discovered by researchers at CERN (Switzerland) who were searching for a so called "God particle". It is a resource collected by the Scanner and drained with most actions made with the Scanner. XM is represented as glowing bluish-white dots throughout the world. XM tends to appear more around areas of high mobile phone usage, such as public transport stops and city centers. XM also appears clustered around a Portal. The scanner stores XM and uses it to perform most actions other than collecting more XM and restoring XM via a Power Cube . If the XM stored reaches critical levels (below 1%) the scanner will become disabled until sufficient XM has been restored. In addition to being unable to perform any actions that require XM, a disabled scanner may not be able to perform other actions such as viewing Resonators or Mods. A disabled scanner can still activate a Power Cube and recycle items.
To acquire XM from the ground, the scanner needs to be brought within the action range (40 meters, shown by the orange ring); the XM will be drawn to the scanner and added to the total carried. XM can be collected about every 3 seconds.[Outdated] XM can also be obtained by using Passcodes, Power Cube and recycling items The XM collected disappears from the game until it naturally regenerates after about 25 minutes.
Mind Units (MUs) are the primary scoring metric of Ingress. Mind Units (MUs) represent the population within a Control Field Δ. Mind Units (MUs) are calculated once at each Checkpoint for Cell scores every five hours and combined into the Global score. However, only Cycle ○ scores (35 checkpoints; 175 hours) will be recorded into global history. If a Control Field Δ covers multiple Cells at a scoring Checkpoint, the Mind Units (MUs) are divided proportionally between the regional Cells that the Control Field Δ covers based on the fraction of the area of the Control Field Δ that is in each Cell.
Regional Mind Unit scoring
This competition hinges on maintaining control of those Mind Unit (MU) Control Field Δ through key scoring Checkpoints that happen every five hours. Each competition period has a 175 hour duration. If a Control Field Δ is maintained through the Checkpoint time, then those Mind Units (MUs) are added to that faction's running score in that Cell. The faction with the highest average Mind Unit (MU) score at 175 hour Cycle end, wins that Cycle.
The ENL and RES bar charts show the average Mind Units (MUs) scored during the current 175 hour competition Cycle. This score is not the same as the global Mind Unit count shown on the Intel Map, which reflects total Mind Units (MUs) held at that point in time.
Regional Cell View
The ENL and RES bar charts show the the average Mind Units (MUs) scored during the current 175 hour competition Cycle. This score is an average of the Mind Units (MUs) that are maintained by each faction through the scoring Checkpoints that occur every five hours.
The Top Agents are ranked by Mind Units (MUs) captured during the current Cycle. Only the Agent who creates the third Link and completes a Control Field Δ will receive Mind Units (MUs) credit toward the Top Agents list. If you created a Control Field Δ that was destroyed before a Checkpoint measurement, the Mind Units (MUs) would count toward your Top Agents ranking but not towards the total regional Cell score.
View Other Cells
Touch CELL ACTIVITY to view a list of neighboring Cells that surround the regional Cell in which you are currently located. You can view Cell Activity for nearby Cells, but we do not currently offer an option to search for or view specific Cells.