I have a project in the works and I need a way to tell how much the motor is working at a given time. Would motor current or duty cycle be a better representation of this?
power= V x Amp. connect vesc via Bluetooth download app phone and see how much motor draws
You can check this in the BLDC tool (activate sampling for real time data) only problem with doing that mobile is keeping a cord plugged in while you ride the board under load (you could use a laptop in a backpack but keeping the USB wire free from getting tangled might be tricky). The http://metr.at module is totally worth it, got it sent to the US in about a week and is almost plug and play (few setup steps required but went smooth for me).
I actually have the metr.at device. I decided motor current would probably be my best bet