tracking exercise calories burned? and fitness watches/bands...

Discussion in 'Workout Equipment' started by <ULTRA-MEGA>, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. <ULTRA-MEGA>

    <ULTRA-MEGA> Well-Known Member

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    do you wear a fitness watch/band/tracker? and do you rate them? find them useful? i see a lot of people wearing them these days so surely must be some people on here using them.

    i wear a garmin vivo active and use the HR monitor for when and if i'm doing any cycling. doesn't work for swimming much.

    also, do you log in your activity into MFP and eat back the calories burned from exercise?

    for example today i rode 20km light cycling, swimming for 20 mins in the pool with about 10 30sec on 15 sec off aquatic sprints and i've just logged in the cycling and swimming in MFP.

    comes out to be about 500 cals burned. i'm pretty modest with my entries for example if i did 45 mins i track it as 30 mins and if it was high intensity, i track it as moderate or even low intensity.
     
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  3. RimKing

    RimKing Rim King Approved AGJ Premium Supporter

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    No.
    But if you're going to bother with all that shit why lie about your activity? Seems pointless.
     
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    <ULTRA-MEGA> Well-Known Member

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    well i presume that if anything, MFP over estimates so i just put it in as a bit less. got a pretty good feel on what i need to increase/decrease depending on what i've done so can go by that i guess..
     
  5. chrismwpcs

    chrismwpcs Make it take it.

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    I have been using Fitbit's for a couple of years. Currently I have the FB Surge. I think they grossly over estimate kilojoule burn, especially on weight training so I don't even bother with that. I use it for heart rate and GPS. The GPS is good when I do cardio and do HIIT running around our block. It is good for helping break previous times and pushing that little bit harder. I have been logging and weighing myself for 545 days in a row with MFP (Yea OCD much). I never eat back exercise kilojoules and manipulate my weight very easily now that i truly understand how my metabolism works (due to the extensive logging). When you build up a history of your weights/food intake you will find it a breeze to bulk and cut. I hope you do well.

    Cheers
    Chris
     

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