That's a cool tracker! It won't be completely accurate for everyone though and I found it was WAY too high for me. It doesn't take into consideration age, muscle/fat ratios, current fitness levels and metabolic factors. I'm 26 years old, mid-170s with a decent amount of muscle (I wear a size 6), have been working out consistently for years and I work out med to hard (I'm an instructor) for every work out. I also am hypothyroid and have a lower resting heart rate and lower metabolic rate than the average person.
I usually burn 500-625 calories on my BodyBugg in a Zumba workout depending on what I'm doing (I burn a different rate in my circuit classes VS regular classes). The calculator said I burned "729" in an hour worth of work, but I know this is too high based on what my Bugg says. I think this is a great way to estimate burn and a general tool for people to use - but the only way to get an exact number on what your individual body is doing is to wear a monitoring device that will modify based on your own personal information.
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