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7/5/13 8:10 P

Using the figures quoted, I came up with 179 calories on a different calculator. Walking is a well studied and well understood activity, and online calculators tend to be reasonably accurate for this.

Did you enter your bodyweight on the treadmill? Were you using any incline?

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7/5/13 7:28 P

Thanks! Heart Rate Monitors don't work for me because I take beta blockers and can't get my heart rate over 135 or so. I think you are correct to under estimate though.

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7/5/13 7:24 P

Treadmills are known to be inaccurate as far as calories burned goes. If you want a more accurate measure, try wearing a heart rate monitor. Otherwise, I'd probably use the Spark tracker's information. That may just be because I would rather underestimate burned calories than overestimate though. emoticon

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7/5/13 7:09 P

Why is there such a difference in calories burnt from my treadmill and SparkPeople? Today I walked 50 minutes at 2.5 miles per hour - my treadmill says I burnt 263 calories and when I enter my time in my Fitness Tracker it says I burnt 171.

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