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January 22, 2014 12:46 PM
I'm 18, 5'4 and 125 lbs. if I walk at a brisk pace for 30 mins my pedometer says I burn around 100 calories, does that sound accurate?
January 22, 2014 12:51 PM
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I'm 18, 5'4 and 125 lbs. if I walk at a brisk pace for 30 mins my pedometer says I burn around 100 calories, does that sound accurate?


That would be about right for gross calories. Net, you're looking at about 65 calories.
January 22, 2014 12:53 PM
Not sure what "brisk" means but if you're walking at least 3mph, that sounds like a reasonable calorie burn.
  5367199
January 22, 2014 12:54 PM
Unfortunately, yes. I had been using the calories burned from the elliptical machines, but when I started using a HR monitor I discovered they were very different. My trainer said I really needed to go by HR, not what the machines told me because the monitors use your fitness level based on heart beats, not just weight and age. So as you become more fit, your calories expended goes down. Ughhh......
  40145526
January 22, 2014 12:54 PM
A heart rate monitor would give you a more accurate burn. Pedometers etc. don't take into account if you are going up and down hills or any other condition that would effect your heart rate. But on average that sounds about right.
  28808145
January 22, 2014 12:58 PM
I would definatly recommend a HRM, if i walk fast for one hour i burn at least 400 calories and thats not me killing myself,.......
January 22, 2014 1:00 PM
Yeah sounds about right
  20711900
January 22, 2014 1:58 PM
I have a heart rate monitor, but every time I finish a workout it says I've burned 0 calories and I can't figure out why but it's super frustrating and I just stopped using it
January 22, 2014 2:02 PM
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I have a heart rate monitor, but every time I finish a workout it says I've burned 0 calories and I can't figure out why but it's super frustrating and I just stopped using it


Is it detecting your heart rate at all? If your using one with a chest strap you need to wet the strap part that touches your skin.

If it detects your heart rate but does not tell you your burning calories, sounds like a malfunction in the hrm. You could send it in under warranty more than likely if its under a year old.

Could also need a replaced battery.
Edited by YorriaRaine On January 22, 2014 2:02 PM
January 22, 2014 2:34 PM
Oh, I haven't been wetting the belt, that might be it and does it have to touch my skin because I've been wearing it over my tanktop?

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