I'm not sure which is right. Spark's estimate is always close to what my elliptical says. I do usually do a program that varies the resistance quite a bit. If you keep it on a low resistance, though, you might go with the number from the elliptical.
You can track the info from the elliptical trainer, by going to "add cardio" on your fitness tracker and then clicking the "manually enter calories burned" button. You can enter a title, calories burned and number of minutes. There's no spot for miles, but you could put that info in the title.
current weight: 146.2
Fitness Minutes: (13,826) Posts: 178 1/20/10 3:00 P
I went to the gym yesterday and spent 30 minutes on an Eliptical Trainer. In that 30 minutes I completed 2 miles and it said I burned around 368 calories. I came home to enter my work out into the Fitness Tracker and it said I had burned about 656 calories! it didn't ask me how far I had gone or how fast I was going so I'm assuming it's wrong. When I entered walking a 15 minute mile for 30 mins in it was at about 315 cals...so I put 13 minute mile in and it gave me about 360...much closer to the machine and the one I went with.
So...which do I go with? Why doesn't SP's let me put in how fast/far I went on the machine?
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