Discover what's new & improved in the MyFitnessPal app!
We’re dedicated to helping you achieve your health and nutrition goals. And our newest features and updates? They do just that. Learn how we're making tracking your progress easier, faster, and more motivating than ever.

MFP Calorie Vs Equipment

So I have a Gold's Gym recumbent bike that I use and it estimates calories lost for you without calculating stuff like age, weight, gender etc and when I go in to put it in my cardio log the calorie burned is very different on the bike and on my phone, about a good 200cal difference. Which one should I use to log in, the one the bike gives me or what MFP gives me?
Also there is only the Stationary bike option, no recumbent option so do I put it in as stationary bike? I know they aren't the same exercise benefitial wise but is it the same as a stationary bike in terms of cardio?


  • smashley_mashley
    smashley_mashley Posts: 589 Member
    use neither - get yourself a HR monitor; input your info but set your weight 5lbs less than actual. It will calc calories. Then add 50-75% of what it generates as eat back calories.