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ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (229,941)
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6/5/14 3:24 P

Traditionally, those machines have always been inaccurate, no matter if male or female, they have exaggerated claims on them!! People have complained about them for years, in fact.

KELLY_SP SparkPoints: (136,064)
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6/5/14 2:26 P

Hello,

This is a VERY COMMON question. Here is some expert information to help explain it better.

www.sparkpeople.com/community/help_answer.
asp?id=190


Be well
Kelly

SMERKLINGER Posts: 63
6/5/14 2:23 P

Worked out yesterday for 45 minutes on the treadmill. I was wearing my Polar monitor. I entered the same information into the treadmill that is entered on my Polar. When I finished my workout the treadmill said I burned 576 calories and my Polar indicated that I burned 378 calories. That is almost a 200 calorie difference. My sister-in-law who is a trainer told me that the machines are calibrated for men and not women hence the difference in calories burned. So you guys out there I call you lucky and we ladies out here well we know what we gotta do...... BURN A LITTLE MORE......

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