I recently got a heart rate monitor (wrist with chest strap) and am wondering if I should believe the calories burned read?
Today, for example, I walked 48 minutes at a 5% incline on the treadmill at a 3.6 MPH speed. I am 5'6" and weigh 143 lbs. The HR monitor said I burned 545 cals and 29g fat. I spent 35 minutes at 70% of my max heart rate (fat burning zone), 6 minutes below that zone, and 6 minutes above that zone.
What are your thoughts of accuracy? Based on my height/weight, my monitor is reading out higher than any website calories burned page I've looked up.
| current weight: 144.0