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Elliptical calories vs. App calories

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JosieDen33
JosieDen33 Posts: 6 Member
Which one would you turst the amount of calories the elliptical says you burned or the amount your watch says you burned? Mind you they are way different.

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  • RunHardBeStrong
    RunHardBeStrong Posts: 33,069 Member
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    That's a tough one because I think they both usually overestimate. Did you input your personal info into the elliptical? If so, it's probably closer than MFP but if you can get a heart rate monitor, set it up custom to you and that will give the best idea. Still can be off a bit not as much as MFP.
  • JosieDen33
    JosieDen33 Posts: 6 Member
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    This watch has a heart monitor and it's supposed to be counting steps but I don't think it's the best for calculating calories burned. :)
  • tirowow12385
    tirowow12385 Posts: 697 Member
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    I just put my walking app on pause and go with whatever the elliptical said I burned
  • JosieDen33
    JosieDen33 Posts: 6 Member
    edited February 2019
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    I don't really trust the watch lol it's way out there 😂 and I'm still fat
  • Motorsheen
    Motorsheen Posts: 20,508 Member
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    Go with the lowest number and then subtract 20%.

    Those machines, they can't be trusted......


    I'm pretty sure that SkyNet started as an elliptical machine.