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    Posted: 30 Dec 16 at 7:46pm
Hi, I sail a laser and am looking to get a fitness tracker of some sort to record calories burned/ heart rate etc when racing. The biggest problem is finding a good waterproof one without paying too much.
Is anyone using this out there already and what fitness tracker do you use?
Also, does a GPS-enabled record your speed whilst sailing or not?
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http://www.appcessories.co.uk/best-waterproof-heart-rate-monitor/

Can't say I see the point personally. If you want to develop CV fitness seriously enough to need to monitor it, sailing isn't the way to do it.
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Apple watch has such an app, unfortunately it doesn't have a decent app to time the start sequence and certainly nothing that can be used with sailing gloves, but it can monitor heart rate and calories burned.
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Apple Watch is "water-resistant" not "waterproof". https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT205000
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Very much worth monitoring calories burnt, if not for training then for event management. Those who think you don't burn many might be surprised to know that according to heart rate monitors that I have used in the past, a 20 knot day in a Laser which can last up to 8 hours on the water in some cases can burn about 6-700 calories an hour, if not more. That's a serious amount of food that needs to be consumed if you are going to be fighting fit for the next day.  

It really needs to be a proper chest mounted monitor to actually give meaningful data. The laser based through wrist monitors are really pretty bad at measuring your actual heart rate accurately. 

Polar have always been the market leaders for this and do a lot of waterproof kit.
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Think you'll find the higher end wrist based monitors are as good as most chest straps. The issue you have is only very high end monitors are reliable in the water at reading hr
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Originally posted by blueboy

Apple Watch is "water-resistant" not "waterproof". https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT205000



You buy a case to make it more so, but if you read the various group discussions there are numerous examples of folk who like me forget they have it on, 1st in the shower, then swimming, windsurfing, kiting, sailing etc and it is still going strong, the term 'resistant' correct me if I'm wrong means down to a depth of 3 mtrs which more than covers what I get up to.
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Originally posted by laser193713

Very much worth monitoring calories burnt, if not for training then for event management. Those who think you don't burn many might be surprised to know that according to heart rate monitors that I have used in the past, a 20 knot day in a Laser which can last up to 8 hours on the water in some cases can burn about 6-700 calories an hour, if not more. That's a serious amount of food that needs to be consumed if you are going to be fighting fit for the next day. 


You need a monitor to tell you to eat when you are hungry?
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Isn't the idea to eat before you are hungry?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gordon1277 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jan 17 at 8:52am
As a Phantom sailor on a diet I am hungery all the time so ,I eat anytime, any place, any where.
Dont you have to have some fitness for it to track.
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