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# MapMyRun or Sparkpeople Cal Calc more Accurate?

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SHORTNSWEET106
Posts: 47
8/11/13 7:21 A

MapMyRun is closer to what it says on my Garmin than Sparkpeople. I just use the watch and then enter in my calories manually.

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ITSABSURD
SparkPoints: (17,902)
Fitness Minutes: (8,541)
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8/10/13 9:28 A

But pace can change the amount of calories burned pretty significantly, as well as the weight of the person doing the exercise.

I have the same problem with different calculators telling me different numbers (sometimes up to 200calories difference). I think taking the average would be best, or going with the lower number just to be safe.

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KCLARK89
SparkPoints: (22,201)
Fitness Minutes: (10,472)
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8/10/13 9:16 A

I've used both. After running for a long while, I've pretty much averaged on a normal run, 100 cals/10 mins/mile. You could also plug your run into both and average the numbers and see what you get then.

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MAMMACHICK1
SparkPoints: (468)
Fitness Minutes: (932)
Posts: 10
8/8/13 9:06 P

I am trying to burn 300 calories a day. It gives me a realistic goal. Does anyone use MapMyRun and if you do which calorie count is more accurate MapMyRun or Sparkpeople Calorie Calculator? It is different by 50-75 calories sometimes. I am just looking for information. I know everyone burns differently and a HRM is out of the question this month financially. Any info would be appreciated!

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