Does a calorie count based on heart rate give a better accuracy than the one on Sparkpeople that you fill in? I'm wondering because if i'm out of shape and so my heart rate is really high do i burn more calories or is the HRM assuming i'm an extreme athlete operating at a high heart rate and thus telling me I'm burning more calories than I really am?
The machines at the Gym ask your age and weight and take your heart rate then give you calories burned. It seems like that number is higher than what Sparkpeoples calculations are. Then the Timex Health Touch watch i got seems to add the calories lower than both of the above then throw in what the wii heart rate monitor says i burned in calories and i'm really confused.
I'm frustrated feeling like i have no way to really know how many calories I myself am burning.