Interesting that you find the BMF is more accurate than your HRM for workouts. As is usually the case, what works for one person, doesn't work for everyone else. Perhaps I am the anomaly.
I do agree 100% that my BB keeps me moving much more than my HRM - for one thing I really don't want to wear that chest strap all day.
I wonder if it depends on the type of workouts one is doing? Here are some examples of why I wear my HRM as well as my BB when I workout:
1) I find that my BB says I burn the same or more calories when I walk (5 cal/minute on avg), than when I do some cardio workouts - which I know is not accurate. My HR doesn't feel at all elevated when I am walking on these occasions, but it does feel like I'm working when I am doing the cardio workouts. (I am certainly sweating a heck of a lot more, too)
2) If I do any leg based workout, like cycling, the BB also underestimates my calorie burn. (I have heard of people wearing the BB on their leg for these type of activities but haven't done it myself).
3) I also rebound daily and the BB gives me a huge calorie burn for this (9+ cal/minute on avg) which is a little high even for when I am running, while my HRM indicates a much lower level of effort - which also is more inline with my feeling of exertion for this exercise.
The BB and the HRM agree most closely when I am running - but for most other workouts there is a large discrepancy. But this is not the case for everyone - I have a SP friend who also has a BB and she has very close agreement on most workouts between her HRM and BB.
I am hoping for the day when the BB/BMF will incorporate HR when calculating calories burned.
Edited by: JILLIAN40 at: 9/5/2012 (00:25)
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