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Kinect Calories and Heart Rate Rate monitors

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Ok - so here's the deal. I did Michelle Bridges (on YourShape Fitness Evolved for the Kinect) program today for 14 minutes. The game says that was good for 72 calories. I also did the Platinum boxing - entire class. Fitness Evolved registered that at 77 calories. That's just barely 149 calories.

However, yesterday, I got my new Polar F6 Heart Rate monitor (with the chest strap) in the mail. I got to try it today for the first time. It registered the session at 260 calories - that's more than a 100 calorie difference!

Does anyone know how accurate these heart rate monitors are?
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    I think you are right because when I put in 15 minutes of kick boxing and 15 minutes of aerobics on Spark's counter - it's closer to (but higher than) the heart rate monitor. The heart rate monitor is higher than the Kinect's readings and a tad bit lower than Spark people (by about 30 calories). I think I will continue using the heart rate monitor to see where it takes me.

    Now, however, that I am burning more calories than I thought I was, it REALLY doesn't explain why I am not losing weight.
    2665 days ago
    Personally I think that the kinect underestimates calories...
    2665 days ago
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