Tracking Exercise In Your Cronometer Account
If you’re wondering what the best way to track your exercise is in Cronometer there is one answer: whatever works best for you! Read below to find the four options you might want to consider along the way.
1. Link Your Wearable Device
If you have a device that we integrate with – Apple Health, Google Fit, Samsung, Oura, Fitbit, Garmin, Polar, Strava, Suunto or Withings – then the most seamless way to track your activity is to sync your wearable to Cronometer. This will give you real-time stats on energy burned, heart rate and more.
On the energy settings page, make sure you set your activity level to ‘none’ or make sure the ‘replace with imported activity’ box is checked so you’re not double counting your energy burned amounts!
2. Set An Activity Level
If you don’t have a wearable, one of the simplest ways to track your activity is to set an Activity Level within the Settings Menu (this is also part of our sign-up process, so if you have an account, chances are, you’ve already done it).
Activity Levels include: Sedentary, Lightly Active, Moderately Active, Very Active or a Custom Target based on your preference.
These levels will automatically add a sum to your Energy Burned total at the beginning of the day and won’t shift unless you’re making changes to your biometrics within your account.
This option would be most ideal for people who don’t have a lot of varied activities throughout the week and tend to do the same level of exercise most days.
3. Log Each Exercise
If you’re trying to get the most detailed exercise settings, then you can use our activity database to log an exercise as you complete them. Simply tap the orange + then choose add exercise. From there you can search for different activities or create a custom one. Enter in the duration and effort level to get Cronometer to determine how much energy you burned based on your metrics.
This option is best for people who do a variety of different exercises during the week and who want a more precise account for their energy burned.
4. Activity Level + Add Exercise Hybrid
This is a hybrid of options 2 + 3. You set a basic activity level which accounts for your base level of activity most days and then Add Exercise when you do something out of the ordinary.
Ideal for people who, say, walk every day and then do weekly spin!
Well, there you have it – the best ways to track exercise in your Cronometer account. Looking for more tips & tricks? Click here.