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July 28, 2012 2:05 AM

I am new to Fitbit (just two days into it). So I am still at the comparison stage and hoping for some guidance. I compared my new fitbit, to my pedometer and the treadmill.

I stepped onto the treddy, checked my fitbit and recorded the steps, distance and calories burnt. Reset the pedometer to 0

I then started on my treddy and compared the results on the fitbit, treddy and pedometer when I stopped and before I got off the treddy.

Whilst the steps on the fit bit where within 10% of the pedometer
The KMs on the tereddy was also within 10% of the fitbit

The calories burnt was way out.

The treddy advised 400calories, but the fitbit only calculated 214. (50 Female, Av HR 150, time 23 min)

Which one should I record in MFP

Many hanks

July 28, 2012 9:12 AM
Treadmills are notorious for being ridiculously generous with their calorie burn estimates. Don't fall for it. Your Fitbit burn is more accurate so I'd log that and ignore what the treadmill says altogether. That's what I do.
July 28, 2012 5:03 PM
July 28, 2012 5:35 PM
I do not trust my treddy except for time. It says my heart rate is 178 and it actually 100! Stay with the fitbit burn.
July 29, 2012 4:38 AM
The fitbit's giving you 558 calories per hour burn on the treadmill. Sounds about right.
July 29, 2012 6:10 AM
I'm glad to read this thread. I just got my Fitbit yesterday and am planning to do the treadmill today. I'm glad to hear that the Fitbit is trustworthy.
July 29, 2012 9:31 AM
If I do say 45mins in the gym on numerous machines treadmill, cross trainer etc I find that the calories burned the machines give me & what my fitbit/MFP give me are only out by about 30calories or so

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