Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
RHYNIC's Photo RHYNIC Posts: 19,646
5/8/10 8:30 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I keep track with a Polar heart rate monitor. the Garmin is an awesome tool but unless you use the newest model the calorie burn is just a general formula. I think I read that the newest garmin's heart rate monitor that has been made better and more accurate.

when you run or walk a mile burns mostly the same amount of calories, but that is so not the same when you cycle.

Two ride ago I went with the hybrid on a windy day - I was either on a trail or on the road/pavement in head-on wind. Last ride I took my road bike and enjoyed 10 speedy miles with the wind at my back. For sure one ride burned way more calories then the other.

gail

"Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish which greatly trumps Did Not Start."

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMGatR8SNns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SbXgQq
bOoU


 Pounds lost: 4.4 
 
0
3.85
7.7
11.55
15.4
LYDIAJW1's Photo LYDIAJW1 Posts: 51
5/4/10 10:21 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks to all for your input. I have a HRM that does not calculate calories, but will look into an upgrade.
Thanks again

 Pounds lost: 6.8 
 
0
10.25
20.5
30.75
41
BEVPRESLEY's Photo BEVPRESLEY SparkPoints: (130,266)
Fitness Minutes: (65,990)
Posts: 9,618
5/4/10 9:16 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I got DH a Timex heart rate monitor. It keeps up with everything and can be used for more than just cycling. We also have the forerunner we use on the bikes.

beverly

One Day at a Time:
1) 10,000 steps daily
2) fruit & vegie at every meal and log
3) aerobic or strength train every day
4) 7 hours sleep daily
5) check in with SP daily

August 2014 goals:
1) Get my nutrition back under control and record daily
2) Finish the forest service quilt and wall hanging
3) Ride my bike 25 miles a week
4) Clean and de-clutter one room each week


_______

It's never too late to be what you m


 Pounds lost: 20.0 
 
0
7.5
15
22.5
30
VONTAN's Photo VONTAN Posts: 283
5/3/10 11:39 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It does sound crazy that it doesn't I agree. FYI when I mentioned the 305 I was talking about the Forerunner 305 (I also have the cadence) not sure if the Edge 305 computes calories the same way.

 current weight: 142.0 
 
187
172.75
158.5
144.25
130
FREEDOMSTAR's Photo FREEDOMSTAR Posts: 13,824
5/3/10 10:36 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have the Garmin 405 with HRM and it doesnt either I have to buy the 405CX if I want carorie burn based on heart rate calculation

C0-Team leader of Change is Good and Half Marathon Team, Support panel of The Best Life Diet


 current weight: 186.0 
 
222
212.5
203
193.5
184
ZOEMCMAC's Photo ZOEMCMAC Posts: 251
5/3/10 10:25 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
how stupid and annoying.


-------
past accomplishments:
- cycled 101 miles! (11/2010)
-completed "Couch to 5k" training program 5/4/2010
- 5/8/2010: Willow Glen 5k/ (3 miles): 34:13! Average pace was 11:20!!!
- 5/2/2010: Na


 Pounds lost: 23.4 
 
0
15.75
31.5
47.25
63
VONTAN's Photo VONTAN Posts: 283
5/3/10 10:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have a 305 too and I've been told it doesn't take the HR into consideration when it computes calories.

 current weight: 142.0 
 
187
172.75
158.5
144.25
130
ZOEMCMAC's Photo ZOEMCMAC Posts: 251
5/3/10 9:57 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Drives you nuts, doesn't it?

I won a Garmin 305 and I can set the bike1 profile to 44lbs
AND
as it has a GPS it knows why my speed is 4.6... the 3% elevation gain!
and
it has a HR monitor so it can tell how hard I am working up that hill.

I have the 2nd bike profile for 99lbs when I have 60lb kid in something trailer plus 44 lb bike as you can't set it over 100. Then I am REALLY working

The sparkpeople calc was 4418 for my 6 hour ride. I trust the Garmin calculation of 5825 a lot more.


-------
past accomplishments:
- cycled 101 miles! (11/2010)
-completed "Couch to 5k" training program 5/4/2010
- 5/8/2010: Willow Glen 5k/ (3 miles): 34:13! Average pace was 11:20!!!
- 5/2/2010: Na


 Pounds lost: 23.4 
 
0
15.75
31.5
47.25
63
BARRONVC's Photo BARRONVC Posts: 1,872
5/3/10 8:35 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Your HR monitor will give you that answer along with age, height, muscle mass (LBM) or % body fat, your BMR, and activity calculator.

The body doesn't know distance or type of bike. It know intensity, duration, and frequency. Intensity is your average HR, Duration is the time doing the effort, and frequency is how often you do the activity.

 current weight: 192.0 
 
280
257.5
235
212.5
190
FREEDOMSTAR's Photo FREEDOMSTAR Posts: 13,824
5/3/10 8:28 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Im interested in hearing your answer since I will be taking a break from running and get into cycling

John

C0-Team leader of Change is Good and Half Marathon Team, Support panel of The Best Life Diet


 current weight: 186.0 
 
222
212.5
203
193.5
184
LYDIAJW1's Photo LYDIAJW1 Posts: 51
5/3/10 8:26 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi, I'm new to this team. I joined because I hope to get advice on tracking calories burned when I ride.
The Fitness Tracker calculates calories burned when I input my ride info. But, a road bike ride and a mountain bike ride might have the same information. 12mph for an hour on the road bike wouldn't burn the same # calories as 12mph on the mountain bike. Can anyone help me get an accurate read on calories burned?

 Pounds lost: 6.8 
 
0
10.25
20.5
30.75
41
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Cycling - Road, Mountain, Fun, Racing Introduce Yourself to Team Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
New to it all 8/13/2013 6:32:58 PM
Hello team I'm Ann 9/23/2013 9:20:42 PM
Back in the saddle again 10/21/2013 1:05:00 PM
new BK rider 2/18/2014 11:56:24 PM
Biking again and lovin' it 7/3/2013 8:04:01 AM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1670x33888741

Review our Community Guidelines