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June 19, 2012 7:22 AM
So I tried Just Dance 3 last night for the first time on the wii. I have never sweat so much in my life! The gym doesn't even work me out that hard and I had a blast. I was sore and tired after 4 songs. How can I tell how many calories I really burned?! I logged it under dancing, but don't know if it sounds right.smile
June 19, 2012 7:26 AM
best way is to get a HR! good luck.
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June 19, 2012 10:20 AM
I LOVE just dance 3! Its one of my faces. And I have an HRM to count my calorie burn
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June 19, 2012 10:37 AM
30 minutes is roughly 145 calories...if you do back to back songs including hands and feet movements for sweatbeads of over 3. (Sweatbeads will show on your just dance 3 game to let you know how intense the song is)
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June 19, 2012 6:15 PM
I rented it today and have been dancing my butt off. I am going to have to buy that game pronto lol love
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June 19, 2012 6:20 PM
The Just Dance series is fantastic. I had heard that 10 sweat points (in Just Sweat mode) is equivalent to one burned calorie. I tested this against my HRM, and it proved to be accurate. You can't just do time for an accurate read due to the huge disparities in the different songs (I.e. one sweat bead vs. three, etc.).
Edited by kls13la On June 19, 2012 6:21 PM
June 19, 2012 7:00 PM
I have played all three and they really do make it work but I would say buying a Heart rate Monitor to track how many calories you will burn
June 19, 2012 7:57 PM
I wish I had a Wii!!!!!!!
June 27, 2012 5:30 PM
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30 minutes is roughly 145 calories...if you do back to back songs including hands and feet movements for sweatbeads of over 3. (Sweatbeads will show on your just dance 3 game to let you know how intense the song is)


That's way low compared to what my HRM says I burn. Usually I burn around 10 calories per minute with moderately intense exercise. When I'm just dancing to my own music, I can burn about 1000 in 90 minutes. I wore the HRM while playing Just Dance 3 and played til I earned 3000 sweat points. There were some breaks in there, which is when I paused my HRM. My heart rate was usually above 150, with a max of at least 178.

I ended up burning well over 400 cal, closer to 500 I think, because some songs are really intense for me and I try my best to mimic the dancers. My HRM kept going to zero which was pissing me off, (it's been doing that a lot lately) Even with my HRM malfunctioning, I still burned a lot. My reading for that day actually says I burned 436 in 47 minutes, which I know is too low because I always burn a lot when I'm dancing. But like I said, my HRM was being weird, in actuality I burned at least 470, but I'm sure it was over that based on my usual heart rate/time/burn ratio.

I'm also 5'9" and 158 lbs.

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