I'm thinking of changing to an Edge 500.
Right now I use a Mavic wintec and a polar HR monitor. I'm happy with the Mavic-speed, distance, cadence... it's close enough. The Polar HR I have had forever. Using it for heart rate and more importantly calorie burn. It's all I've ever use, so I'm pretty comfortable gauging my caloric intake/output vs. my weight with it.
All the metrics the 500 offers are very appealing, but my main concern is calorie count.
Now I've done some reasch and found that the 500 measures calories much the same way
as Polar does- user profile + heart rate.
My question is how does the edge 500 directly compare to a Polar HR monitor for calorie count? I've read some conflicting reports. Any and all info & opinions are greatly apperciated