I'm looking for a good activity tracker that I can use to measure how much calories I've used up while skating.
The Fitbit Charge HR seems very promising, it's cheap (relatively), has a heart monitor built in, tracks calories spent (based on heart rate I assume) but it looks like it's going great lengths to measure your "step" for runners and I can't find any info on if it would work for skating and/or cycling. I don't want to spend £120 on it to find out it isn't suitable for skating.
Are there any devices that can measure how much work I've done, in terms of calories spent? It doesn't have to be very accurate... but closer the better..
Some background info:
I'm trying to gain weight (and failing since forever). I think it has to do with the fact that I don't quite like eating and will sulk off whenever I can, combined with high metabolism + high activity. I've decided this year is the year that I will finally give it my best shot.
The only way I have found that works for me is to set a calorie goal and eat up to that goal every day (before giving up on food) and even though I have to force myself to hit the goal, it's working so far and maybe it will even become easier.
I love skating, and hence, skate a lot. going by my app, an average of 20 miles on the weekends and avg. of 3 miles a day on weekdays. I would like to find out how much calories I've spent. Since I don't know at the moment, I have cut down on skating quite a lot, only skate on the weekends and maybe not more than 10-12 miles. But this makes me unhappy and hate the whole weight gain process more.
There are varying periods of sprinting, coasting, fast pace, slow pace and medium pace. So, I'm looking for an activity tracker that I can use to approximately measure how much calories I've spent so I know how much to eat that day.