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BERTA6978
SparkPoints: (37,007)
Fitness Minutes: (40,746)
Posts: 820
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.



DRAGONCHILDE
SparkPoints: (56,157)
Fitness Minutes: (14,204)
Posts: 9,569
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?



CAH-RD
Posts: 939
12/31/12 12:53 P

I always go by my treadmill and enter my own. I do have a HRM/pedometer/etc and it's pretty close to my treadmill.



DIDS70
Posts: 5,070
12/31/12 12:46 P

I think SP. I know members have worn a heart monitor and the monitor was closer to SP.



IREMLAP
Posts: 11
12/31/12 12:40 P

I just speed walked on my treadmill for 40 minutes at 4mph at a 4% incline. My treadmill says i burned 294 calories, while spark people says i burned over 400. Which one is right?



 
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