I don't think they're averaging hills on a stationary bike reading, no ... :)
Randy, please go check out my latest blog. Never use Spark's values for this type of exercise.
Deb, in New Zealand
Fitness Minutes: (8,312)
9/24/12 2:42 P
I think they average the bicycle ride based on up and down hills etc. I think they often over state the calories burned. I got a note saying I was burning too many calories for what I'm eating, but I'm not losing weight that fast. I'm handicapped and I don't think they take that into account. When I walk, it is very slowly, even if it takes me an hour or more to go 2 miles.
9/24/12 2:22 P
Ok, new to this and I am serious about having good data. When I use the posted data for calories burned using a stationary bike, I see it calculates 74 calories for 5 minutes. I rode my Schwinn for 40 minutes this morning and it indicated a total of 145 calories. So which should I use?
The calculated calories would be 592. That would mean I can reach my weekly target in just a few short days.
Thus I assume the calories burned indicated on my stationary bike is more accurate. I have an elliptical exerciser ordered from Nordic track. It too will give a metered calories burned number for each use. I personally think there should not be that big a difference between these two numbers. (That is 438 calories difference between the estimate methods)
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