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posted: 14 Jul, 2012 09:23:02 PM
modifed: 14 Jul, 2012 09:26:41 PM
Re: Calories per work outHi sandyann... you can get really cheap heart rate measurers but to estimate calories burnt you need a continuous monitor (eg one with a chest strap transmitter) I think you can get them for $100 at the bottom end, may be $200. Your estimate sounds right. Monitors are good if you vary how hard you work or your speed or hills etc and you want to compare. They are still an estimate but based on your actual heart rate during the session (and the weight you have entered).
posted: 15 Jul, 2012 05:27:35 AM
modifed: 15 Jul, 2012 05:32:18 AM
Re: Calories per work outThanks, Justine. :) Some of the streets I walk are a bit steep in the last few blocks, there are 3 running parallel with each other and sometimes I will walk up and back before moving on to the next one, trying to add a little extra walking time every now and then as well. Having a bit of a battle with sore feet and the moment, but it isn't going to stop me from walking. :)
Hoping for a positive weigh in tomorrow again. :)
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posted: 16 Jul, 2012 06:50:28 AM
Re: Calories per work outHey guys,
I'm just running out the door to clients, but I'll be back online this afternoon with some recommendations for you.
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posted: 16 Jul, 2012 01:26:55 PM
Re: Calories per work outHi team,
A good, entry level heart rate monitor is the Polar FT7.
In a nutshell it gives you workout duration, maximum and average heart rate, time spent in heart rate zones and calories used. It retails at around $120.
From there you can go up in price range to include GPS - which is good to track your km for running - or other added elements.
If you are after something more than entry level I would recommend visiting your nearest sports shop and letting them know what you would like to use it for and they can tell you about each brand and model.
posted: 16 Jul, 2012 02:04:00 PM
Re: Calories per work outThanks for the information, Em. :)
posted: 16 Jul, 2012 05:32:42 PM
Re: Calories per work outThanks Em!