WakaTime’s open source plugins only track when you’re typing in your editor. Stop typing, and WakaTime stops tracking your stats.
How accurate is WakaTime?
WakaTime is accurate to 1 microsecond (0.000001 seconds). To achieve this accuracy, WakaTime plugins send heartbeats from your editor when you’re typing. Heartbeats are joined into durations, then displayed on your dashboard.
What data do the plugins collect?
WakaTime plugins only track meta data about the files open in your editors, but never the contents of your files. For the list of meta data, see this FAQ answer.