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Old April 1st, 2019, 12:06 PM   #1
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Default A good skate tracking app

Any recommendations for a good skate app? I'm using runkeeper and it's set to skating but it's kind of bonkers. I did a skate over 5k today with lots of hills and it calculated I'd used 86 calories. I'm a tiny person but still! I was disappointed enough with having to cut my skate short without an app telling me skating is mildly more strenuous than watching tv.

I have a fitness monitor watch ordered, so that will do a better job telling me what energy I've used/blood pressure/heart rate/etc. But I'd love an app that's designed for tracking skating.
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Old April 1st, 2019, 07:13 PM   #2
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I use Endomondo. Never had an issue.
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Old April 2nd, 2019, 07:50 PM   #3
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I use Endomondo. Never had an issue.
Same here.

All of my Endo friends skate, so if you want the social part as well, check out my Friends list. Here is the link to my profile:

https://www.endomondo.com/profile/35663751

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Old April 4th, 2019, 05:17 AM   #4
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Same here.

All of my Endo friends skate, so if you want the social part as well, check out my Friends list. Here is the link to my profile:

https://www.endomondo.com/profile/35663751

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I have friend you.
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Old April 4th, 2019, 04:50 PM   #5
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What is your Endomondo username? Jay?

And if you have been saving any old workout files from your GPS you can upload them or even import them from another app. so you don't have to start from scratch.
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Old April 4th, 2019, 07:12 PM   #6
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What is your Endomondo username? Jay?

And if you have been saving any old workout files from your GPS you can upload them or even import them from another app. so you don't have to start from scratch.
yeah, Jay.
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Old April 4th, 2019, 10:16 PM   #7
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Calorie estimates from devices (not just smartphone apps) are mostly bologna anyway.

Some years ago, I notice that I would get much higher calorie numbers if I set my Garmin to record my skates as "other" instead of "bicycle". Later, I saw that it would compute calories even without heart rate data and didn't even complain about what I thought was essential data.
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Old April 6th, 2019, 02:36 PM   #8
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For indoor use, I use the built-in workout app on my Samsung watch. I just set it to "Other Workout". It doesn't track distance (if I could detect a GPS signal, it would) but the results are quite comparable to other fitness trackers in terms of calories burnt (on average, 500 calories an hr)
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Old April 6th, 2019, 10:07 PM   #9
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My Lezyne GPS watch picks up satellites inside the house and has motion sensing capabilities, so when I skate freestyle slalom in the house on rainy days it does a fairly good job of recording the sessions inside. Even distance. And the mapping stays within on house of mine on either side. Amazing really.
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