With my previous tracker (Polar), I was able to strap on my watch, workout and watch the amount of calories burned in real time AND also timer to tell me how long i have been working out again, in real time. This helped me stay motivated and seeing the numbers helped me decided whether to push myself harder or not. I could simply glance at my watch to see how many cals were burned and how much time has passed. With my Fitbit Alta HR, this does not seem to be possible! How is this not a feature? You could simply add a display with a timer and cals burned during exercise without needing to add what exercise you are doing as long as your heart rate is up.
I was told you could, which is why I purchased this expensive gadget. I usually weight lift so I have to enter it manually, then it estimates how many calories are being burned but it depends on everyone. Am i missing something?
If this is not a possibility, Ill have to return sadly.