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5/13/12 9:12 P

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I look at the calorie burn on gadgets not as an accurate measure of calories, but as a comparison of how much effort I put into my workout.

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5/13/12 8:41 P

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I usually don't look at the calories on the machine because they are not accurate. To me the more important thing is staying within your calorie range and then the calories you burn are an added bonus.

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5/13/12 2:49 P

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I can not say which is right, but what I can say, is WOW !


I did 140 minutes on mine yesterday, and burned 765, if you burn 900 per hour or thereabouts you are doing great !



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NICOLE7275's Photo NICOLE7275 Posts: 723
4/17/12 9:50 A

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I agree. I use a HRM I also wear a fitbit. If you work hard you will see the inches and weight fall off. I measure every month to make sure I am on track. I dont really go by the number on the scale anymore. I notice more in inches coming off and I hit my goal weight two weeks ago. It was a lot of hard work and really watching what I eat. Good Luck.



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4/16/12 10:02 P

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Which is right? Probably neither! :-)

Truthfully there are wide ranges of inconsistencies in estimating caloric burn. What I find the caloric burn of an elliptical helpful for is to compare my workouts from one day to another...i.e. higher number = better workout.

The best gauge for workout effectiveness is loss of pounds / inches over time.

Even HRM have their inconsistencies.

Don

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4/16/12 4:29 P

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I wear a heart rate monitor. I have found that SP is lower than I burn and machine is much higher.

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4/16/12 3:41 P

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Most accurate way to see what you burn is to wear a heart rate monitor. You might burn more or less then what the machine says...and spark is only a rough estimate.



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4/16/12 3:24 P

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I just got my elliptical and i love it, tho it is hard to get used to. I go on for 20 mins and burn 332 cals but SP tracker says 223...which is right?

and how do you figure mileage on it?

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