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Moralia
07-09-2009, 05:10 PM
I have the Omron HJ-112 pedometer, just wore it this afternoon, and these are my stats:

4687 steps
2.95 km
117 cals

Are my calories low?? :?: Or are my stats correct?? I thought "most" people burned about 100cals per 2000 steps... ???

Sorry for the stupid question... :o


time2lose
07-09-2009, 05:21 PM
The manual, http://www.ccrane.com/instruction-manuals/omron-hj-112-premium-pedometer.pdf, says that the calories are estimated depending on weight, stride distance, number of steps, and walking speed. They also give a chart on how to adjust this for different ages.

My estimate for 5592 steps is 214 cal but my weight is much higher than yours. I also have 41 minutes of aerobic walking so that influences it. These are just estimates anyway. I never eat additional calories based on this. It is just nice to see the calorie burned estimate.

Moralia
07-09-2009, 05:28 PM
Thanks for your reply.. I saw the 'adjustment' chart but don't "get it"... *blush*

So if my stride is 63cm. and i'm 35... would I still put my stride length at 63??

I just got this pedometer this afternoon, so had already went for my run (naturally). lol! So tomorrow will be with my run... i've been wearing it for about 3 1/2 hrs so far...

My aerobic steps are 2964 at 25 min.

Thanks again for your help...


wendyland
07-09-2009, 05:31 PM
It usually seems low (imo) for me. I pretty much only focus on the number of steps.

nitenurse
07-09-2009, 05:33 PM
i dont think your age and your stride length are related.

ddc
07-09-2009, 07:22 PM
I don't think the pedometer measurement of calories is very accurate.
The most reliable, readily available measurement is with a heart rate monitor.
I think that's debatable also.....

"They" say that the average 150 lb woman burns about 100 calories per 15 minutes of aerobic activity. Interpret as you wish :)

A more recent goal that I have read is to try to get in 3000 steps in 30 minutes.

Take care :)

Moralia
07-09-2009, 07:27 PM
I don't think the pedometer measurement of calories is very accurate.
The most reliable, readily available measurement is with a heart rate monitor.
I think that's debatable also.....

"They" say that the average 150 lb woman burns about 100 calories per 15 minutes of aerobic activity. Interpret as you wish :)

A more recent goal that I have read is to try to get in 3000 steps in 30 minutes.

Take care :)

hmmm... Ok.. Well I was hoping to use this for calories burnt during my walks/runs.. Maybe not then.. :p lol!!

By the way, you have gorgeous arms!!! Wow!! I have a nice little bicep, but I'd kill for arms like yours!! :carrot:

time2lose
07-09-2009, 07:27 PM
The adjustment is for age. I am in my 50's so I am supposed to subtract 5 % of the calories. If it says I used 100 calories, I am supposed to adjust that to 95 calories. According to the chart, if you are a woman in her 20's you get to add calories by multiplying the calories by 1.07. So 100 calories would really be 107 calories.

WARNING - don't count on their calories estimate. I use it as a tool to help me measure how much I am walking. The calorie estimate is just fun for me.

Moralia
07-09-2009, 07:29 PM
Thanks Time2lose... I think I'll pretend I'm 21 again then .... ;)

ddc
07-09-2009, 07:30 PM
Thanks :)