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UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
5/8/13 3:12 P

Exercise is typically 6-8 calories per minute. More than 8 is achievable with very high intensity or very high impact work. Cycling is neither. Endomodo gives you about 10cpm, which is very high for cycling. Spark says 5.6. This is much more realistic, if a little on what I would assume would be the low side.

I tried googling it and using a few other sites and got:


I think you should trust in the Spark value.

JPAULINE Posts: 54
5/8/13 2:31 P

I would think that it does account for weight and gender since it does ask for both of those. There wasn't that much of a terrain difference on the route, as most of it appeared to be fairly flat.

MEGAPEEJ Posts: 732
5/8/13 2:02 P

Does the app also account for your weight and gender? There's no way a calorie count will be accurate without it.

Also, is it possible the app accounts for terrain change, where as spark will assume flat miles? (assuming there was terrain change)

JPAULINE Posts: 54
5/8/13 1:13 P

I tend to track my bike rides using the app endomondo on my android phone. When I get back I put in the workout using the mileage tracker by putting in the duration and the number of miles. I have found that often there is a huge difference between the list of calories burned between the two.
An example: today was a 20mi bike ride in 143min. According to endomond calories burned was 1458 while spark said 812, which is almost half. If they were close I wouldn't worry about it, but since there is such a big difference I was wondering on which one would be more accurate.

Unfortunately a heart rate monitor won't fit into the budget for a while

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