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5/2/12 11:37 P

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Where I live and walk it is a mix of slopes, can't say any of it is truely flat or even at all. There is uneven pavement and sides to the roads, with rocks and dirt.I just do it on the tracker not sure what the difference of the terrain would actually do to it, but hopefully there are some benefits to having to deal with the difficulty of those conditions of it.

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5/2/12 1:36 P

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I live in Florida and there aren't many hills around. I do walk on sand at the beach sometimes but I don't believe there is any way to track the difference in difficulty, The trackers can only estimate the calories burned anyway because each of our bodies is different and something very difficult for me may be easy for someone else.

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5/2/12 1:15 P

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I walk every day on a road that has some slopes. I do that for an hour. Then every other day I end that walk with a hike. I log them as 2 separate events

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5/2/12 12:11 P

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I agree that you are going to burn more calories on hills than on flat...but I always track them as the same and consider the extra burn a "bonus"

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5/2/12 11:28 A

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I used to do all of my walking on the high school track (which is flat), but recently I have changed my routine to walking on hiking trails, or a back country road that is all hills. I know the fitness tracker calculates calories brned the same, but I feel that the trails and hills probably provide a far more strenuous workout, which should burn more calories. Any opinions on this?

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