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7/16/12 10:22 P

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I figure an estimate is good enough - the important part for me is moving consistently and moving more as I get stronger - the calorie count is kind of a bonus. Not sure that helps any, but my 2 cents..........

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7/12/12 6:59 P

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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. emoticon

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1/12/12 1:45 P

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my cheapie timex HRM is always 30% more than what spark and other sites say for the calories burned for that particular exercised so I've learned to just deduct 30%.

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1/10/12 2:29 P

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I wear my Bodybugg all the time and it's 90% accurate they say. It told me that this morning for 1 hour of Just dance 3, I burned 485 calories. Of course that is me, and your weight and height and fitness level all have a bearing on how much you burn. It really is hard to judge without the proper equipment. Everything is just a guestimate. I would probably log it in a dancing though since that is what you are doing.

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12/5/11 12:06 P

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It might be right. I would reprogram it to you now. If you are working up a sweat and have your heart rate up, it's quite possible to burn that many calories.

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12/5/11 11:22 A

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Someone on another forum said that they use the Line Dance choice on the fitness menu. It seems like it should be pretty close.

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12/4/11 1:02 P

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I dug out my hr monitor. Put it on and did abt 40 mins of just dance 3. it says i burned 650 cals..... uh...is that right? seems awfully high....

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MOMIN09's Photo MOMIN09 Posts: 21,978
12/4/11 11:58 A

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I use a heart rate monitor while I'm working out. It's set to me so I know it is the calories that I'm really working off. Otherwise, you can just put it in your Fitness on here and it will estimate how many calories it is.

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12/4/11 11:04 A

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how do you figure out how many calories you are burning on wii games like just dance 3?

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