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2/2/18 6:01 P

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SparkPeople’s database estimates the number of calories you burn during exercise, based on generally-accepted rates of calories burned for various activities. Our tracker also bases your individual calorie burn on your weight, because people of different weights burn calories at different rates. (A person who weighs more will burn more calories doing the same activity as a person who weighs less.)

If the tracker that you['re wearing is monitoring your heart rate the whole time, that is going to be more accurate and you can manually enter that instead of using our general listed exercises.

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2/2/18 11:34 A

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I log manually my workouts into the fitness tracker. I'm getting a COMPLETELY different number on this tracker than I do on the one attached to my body.

So I did a google search and the gear that I wear is almost spot on.

How does this site calculate calories burned? I don't want to be screwing myself out of calories burned on either this app or the app attached to my wrist.

It gave me this math problem on how they get to the answer.

Calorie calculations from equation: (METs x 3.5 x body weight in kg)/200 = calories/minute,

 Pounds lost: 55.0 
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