But this watch/GPS/HR monitor outputs total calories burned. And it's sort of interesting.
I only went on two "real" rides when I was visiting the Seattle area last week: a trail ride at Ebey and a short road ride on south Whidbey.
|I think Dylan and I rode about 1/2 the trails at Ebey in the 2 1/2 hours we were out.|
Click picture to open the map in Garmin-land.
The trail ride
|Avg Pace:||12:27 min/mi|
|Avg Speed:||4.8 mph|
|Elevation Gain:||1,094 ft|
|Avg HR:||146 bpm|
|Max HR:||197 bpm|
The road ride
|Avg Pace:||5:19 min/mi|
|Avg Speed:||11.3 mph|
|Elevation Gain:||1,434 ft|
|Avg HR:||134 bpm|
|Max HR:||167 bpm|
The Garmin software calculates calories burned as a function of heart rate and time. It also knows my weight an my "fitness level," which I put as a "3" -- which is just fit, not crazy fit and not slothy.
The net: pushing your heart rate burns more calories. Wow! I should write a book.
Btw: the 197 max HR bpm on the trail ride is wacky. I would've known if I hit that. I rarely hit 180. And my top has been 183.