Fitness Minutes: (53,358)
12/31/12 4:16 P
I wear a Polar monitor which conveys my heart rate to a Polar compatible aerobic machine. I go by the machine calorie burn.
Today, I didn't wear my monitor, but warmed up for 10 minutes on the elliptical prior to my strength training. I entered my weight, age, etc into the machine and it recorded my heart rate. The machine indicated I burned 51 calories. However, Spark says I burned 70 something calories.
I read a while ago, that regarding calorie burn, some home machines are calibrated for 150 pound people. Maybe your manual will tell you what it is.
Fitness Minutes: (14,252)
9,689 12/31/12 1:16 P
Do you enter your age, weight, and gender into your treadmill at home, and is it tracking your heart rate?
Heather Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.
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