Over time I think I have gotten an answer. The bodybugg shows the loss throughout the day and the HRM measures it immediately. On days I workout the bugg and HRM do show the same overall calorie burn. Whatever the HRM shows is very close to the daily increase I see with BB. So I suspect that the devices just measure differently but to the same end.
current weight: 271.0
Fitness Minutes: (109,114) Posts: 6,476 1/19/12 11:22 P
I love my HRM - I wear both my HRM and my BB when working out and I have large discrepancies between the two - but I have a SP friend who does the same and her HRM and BB are much more closely aligned.
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Fitness Minutes: (27,769) Posts: 4,328 1/19/12 9:29 P
I would go closer to the HR monitor for the eliptical... a common issue with the bugg is that it does not do a good job of properly giving calorie burn totals for things like the elliptical & bike - items that use alot of legs but there is not as much arm movement.
Heart rate monitoring alone does not paint as big of a picture and I think the bugg, even with it's other items that it uses to get calorie burn (heat of skin, moisture, movement, etc) would be much better if it also used heart rate.
Edited by: KBAYS1976 at: 1/19/2012 (20:06)
SW: 320 lbs (11/1/05) GW: 150 lbs
current weight: 192.0
Fitness Minutes: (109,114) Posts: 6,476 1/6/12 10:16 P
I would trust the bodybugg more than a heart rate monitor. It is measuring various factors that indicate what your body is actually burning, and I have found it to be pretty accurate based on my weight loss. Heart rate monitors and charts are generalized estimations that can't take into account variations in metabolism. Just my thoughts and observations.
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Fitness Minutes: (7,272) Posts: 457 1/6/12 12:42 P
I am getting very different reading on my bugg compared to my heartrate monitor when working out. I worked out today on my elliptical maching for 30 minutes with both pieces of equipment in use and the heartrate monitor showed 520 cals burned while the bugg showed 220 cals burned. SP workouts tell me the 500 cal range is to be expected at my weight. The HR monitor is Polar brand and takes my weight and resting HR into consideration. Any thoughts on this?
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