Originally Posted by vabeachgirlNYC
Welcome to the forums tate_fischer.
Unfortunately there would be no way to log it as custom at this time. We have put in a request to have that feature added though.
All activities listed on this or other sites should only be used as an average guesstimate anyways since the actual cals burned are different for everyone depending on their weight, gender, age, heart rate, intensity levels during the whole activity, etc.
I would suggest that you manipulate the time on your activities log to match the cals burned that your garmin records.
Has there been any progress on this? This seems like a major omission.
I would imagine that a very large number of people who are trying to lose or maintain weight are doing what tate_fischer and I are doing, namely, tracking calories burned using a heart rate monitor. It would be much easier for us (and probably more accurate) if we could just manually enter calories burned based on the data from our HRMs. It doesn't seem like it would be particularly challenging to add this feature.
In fact, I would like to see you go beyond that and enter into strategic alliances with Garmin, Polar, etc. so that Fitday can automatically pull this information from their user sites. For example, I use a Garmin HRM, which automatically uploads data to Garmin's "Garmin Connect" website. This data includes calories burned and, if you have a compatible electronic scale, it will even automatically upload your weight and body composition! It would be great if this information would also automatically sync with Fitday.