Hi, I use my elliptical and enter it in my activity log. I have a feeling it says I'm burning way more calories than I really am, or does the elliptical just really rock?
Here's what it says:
Elliptical Trainer - Light Effort30 mintues 457 calories
Do any of you know if you can somehow log the distance? It seems like that would be the most accurate way to estimate burned calories...
I find that ellipticals tend to way overstate the number of calories burned. I have a bodybugg so I have a good way to doublecheck machine numbers. I find that ellipticals and stairmasters tend to overestimate calories burned, basically I have to multiply the machine number by .66 to get the numbers really burned. Huge difference! And I get the inaccurate numbers even when I am able to enter my age/weight/gender/etc. into the machine.
On the other hand, I find that treadmills for me tend to be either right on or slightly underestimate the calories burned. Kind of weird, but that's one of the reasons I got a bodybugg, so I would know for sure.
What's a bodybugg?
bodybugg is like a heart rate monitor you wear all day and it calculates the cals your body is using. I just use a regular hrm hat is cheaper
According to my HRM and this site I burn about the same calories on the elliptical, but walking is always higher than what this website gives me
I use this website. It measures calories burned as a function of heart rate. Worth a try and is definitely more accurate than the ellipticals.