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MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,734
1/17/13 6:23 P

Yeah, that work-around is a good solution too!

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1/17/13 2:37 P

Thanks Motivated. Appreciate the effort and reply. In the meantime I created another solution. I went to create a group and then customized a group called: TREADMILL 3 1/2 MPH, then did two sub groups of"
3 1/2 MPH ELEVATION 10. CAL 45
3 1/2 MPH ELEVATION 15. CAL 55
5 MIN EACH
i will enter as many as I need, or delete as many as i need for the day..
There is always a way.
Thanks again, S - E

Edited by: SOARING-EAGLE at: 1/17/2013 (14:38)
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MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,734
1/17/13 6:36 A

One of the problems is that any piece of equipment that has two variables (speed and incline in this case) gives rise to a huge number of possible combinations, which makes any tracker unwieldy to use.

If you have used 3 and 4 mph to come up with an average, perhaps you could work out how many calories per minute you are burning. Then every time you work out at 3.5 mph, just multiply that by the number of minutes, and enter the total manually into the fitness tracker.

As for half minutes, most people max out at around 10-12 calories per minute for any kind of sustained cardio. So a half minute is 5-6 calories - this is almost certainly less than the margin of error inherent in any calorie estimate anyway.

M@L

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1/17/13 2:05 A

Rather than attempting to record every possible combination, why not invest in a heart rate monitor with a chest strap, and manually enter your own calorie burn? It's more accurate than the broad estimates provided here, and you can track your own burn during other cardio activities not listed in the tracker as well. :)

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1/17/13 2:00 A

I would also like to see half settings for the treadmill records (i.e., 2.5, 3.5 etc.). Also settings for half minutes. Thans.

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1/17/13 12:19 A

i CAN'T FIND 3 1/2 MPH WITH AN ELEVATION OF 5 10 OR 15%.
RIGHT NOW I AM HAVING TO SPLIT MY TREADMILL TIME BETWEEN 3 MPH AND 4 MPH TO GET THE CALORIES SOMEWHERE ACCURATE. HELP!

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