Which number is right???
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
So I been using a pedometer for about a year now. I keep it in my pocket and track my steps, miles walked, and calories. I try to hit 7500 steps a day. Weekends I hit 12,000 to 13,000 due to the fact I don't ever stop moving on the week end. Between workout class at the gym and keeping up a 3 acre yard and just working around the house.
I recently bought at heart rate monitor watch that tracks heart rate , calories burned and so on. Last night I got on the treadmill and walk/run 38 minutes. According to the heart rate monitor I burned 358 calories which I didn't push the start button until after 7 minutes in so it only tracked it for 31 minutes. My treadmill said I went 1.52 miles and burned 160 calories. My pedometer said I walked a total of 7696 steps for the day, 3881 which were aerobic that as on the treadmill, but I only walked a total of 1.47 miles for the whole day. So when I tracked that in the fitness tracker here on SP I selected the 20 minute mile for 38 minutes and it said I only burned 169 calories.
So which is it. Should I go by the heart rate monitor because it kept track of my heart rate through out yjr workout and knew how hard I was working out? Did I not select the correct workout on the fitness tracker? Regardless of what the readings are I just happy I got back on that treadmill and stayed on.