The problem with the Tracker as far as Hiking goes... it does not mention distance covered, over a period of time. I could hike an easy trail at a relatively slow pace and take 60 minutes to do it. Or hike the same trail at a much faster pace, spending the same 60 minutes overall but doing the trail twice, and covering twice as much distance. The faster pace should give me more calories burned, but the Tracker only looks at the time and not the distance covered.
When I'm really unsure about the calorie burn on something like that... to be on the safe side, I'll look at the calories burned for "Walking" (and there are mph speeds given for walking) vs. hiking for the same amount of time. And then "enter your own exercise" for something in between, to account for the hills & rougher terrain. Note that there is an entry in the Tracker for Hiking with a backpack-- there's one for a pack under 10 lbs. and also one for a pack 10-20 lbs.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
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