I know I asked this question some time ago, but since then I've gotten a heart rate monitor.(It has a chest strap with a watch that shows the data.)
So, you said "All trackers tend to overestimate calories burned"
However, my heart rate monitor shows that I'm burning MORE calories than the tracker shows
I've never had a heart rate monitor before, so I'm wondering if it's accurate?
I've kept a log of the data for the past week - can you tell if it's accurate by the data given?
M T W Th F
Workout Tone & Burn Dance Mat Cardio Burst
Tone & Burn 80’s aerobics Cardio Sculpt
Total time 41 50 50 30 32
Time “in zone” 26 27 32 12 21
burned 508 611 638 336 395
Avg heart rate 133 130 136 120 132
rate 168 173 176 157 166
I know the formatting's a little off, but hopefully you can figure out the data from it
Also, I'm often not turning the heart rate monitor off until I'm done with my post-workout stretch - but I've checked the calories before and after stretching, and that doesn't seem to add a substantial amount.
Oh - and you might need to know: I'm 39, female, current weight 186
Or if you could point me to a page that show the calculations to figure calorie burn?
I'd like to know if you think the monitor is accurate, or if I should try to exchange the heart rate monitor??? ("try" because it was a Christmas present and my husband threw away the receipt.)
I'd like the calorie count to be accurate so that my nutrition tracker gives me accurate advice.