So, my cycle will be arriving in a couple weeks, and I am getting ready! It's not a bicycle (which I know is what this forum is mainly for, but my question below applies to either). Mine is a quad.
Anyway, I have a Timex Ironman Global Training GPS watch. It shows distance, speed, and calories burned data (main info I am interested in) as well as other data. I use it currently when walking for exercise daily. However, like I said, my cycle will be here soon, and I wonder if it will work with it. I can see how it would get distance and speed via GPS with no problem. However, how does it calculate calories for bicycle use? Would I have to have something else for it to provide calorie info? I know there are cadence sensor that are for bikes, but is that required for the calorie info? Basically, if it can work without that, I would prefer to have one less thing to worry about the battery being charged on. Every once in a while my watch ends up without a sufficient charge mid-walk as it is.
Thanks much in advance for all info.