please introduce 24-hour coverage automated calculation of minutes of each activity for energy usage

I input every activity I do over each 24 hours into the Cronometer diary so that my daily energy expenditure estimate is as accurate as possible. I have Gold so I have timestamps, and I start at 00:00 with sleep, calculate how many minutes was since midnight until I woke-up, then enter all activities of the day since wake-up till falling asleep again, and again sleep till midnight 24:00.

I put each activity with a timestamp, but Cronometer doesn't fill automatically how many minutes there was till the start of next activity, I have to calculate and fill it in manually for every activity, which is a whole lot of unnecessary manual work each day.

If one activity starts at 10:19 and the next one at 11:47, I have to calculate and input that the activity (for example sitting at the computer) was done for 88 minutes.

Please introduce an option that the user wants 24-hour activity coverage, and will only have to fill the timestamps of start of each activity and it would be assumed by Cronometer that the activity is performed until the timestamp of the next activity.

Additionally this could be used for statistics how much time each day is spent on various activities, not only for tracking energy, but for tracking spending of time. I want to see graphical statistics of how much time each day I spend on each of: sleep, cooking, toilet/bathroom activities, eating, commuting, talking, working at the computer, etc.


  • edited July 25

    24-hour activity coverage describes an activity band or smart watch. Wouldn’t this sort of device achieve what you need with much more ease? They are quite accurate.

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  • No, a band or smart watch wouldn't know, would have no idea what I am doing (if I am sitting at the computer, walking around or driving a car), and I don't even want to wear something like that on my hand all day. I prefer to just enter manually the time I start a new activity.

  • edited July 25

    Oh, yeah, I understand now. You want to track the start and end time of driving your car. Interesting, but wouldn’t the calories burned while driving be part of you BMR or just sitting on your couch? I guess I don’t see how this helps track energy consumption or otherwise achieve your nutrition or body goals. But, yeah, certainly devices like that, or food tracking applications, aren’t really designed for tracking your life to that level of granularity.

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