How accurate are the calories?

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16 Posts
Jul 30, 2013 12:10am
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How accurate are the calories burned that skimble calculates?

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1061 Posts
Jul 30, 2013 12:19am
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Not very

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389 Posts
Jul 30, 2013 1:16am
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I really don't think there is anyway to accurately track cals. It just gives you a ballpark figure. Skimble seems to be somewhat on the low side. But hey cals are cals right? :) 

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19 Posts
Jul 30, 2013 1:56am
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Not very accurate at all. Once in awhile its similar to what my heart rate monitor says I've burned  but most times its way off .
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Jul 30, 2013 2:08am
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I thought it tracked on the high side?

30 Jul
That's what I usually find ... Sometimes it can be way too high .
Jul 30, 2013 2:29am
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Your best bet is to use a heart rate monitor (not the ones on cardio machines). You can buy one off of amazon. They are very close to accurate and you can see what you actually burn. It's great!
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224 Posts
Jul 30, 2013 2:46am
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Not in the slightest.
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5 Posts
Jul 30, 2013 2:58am
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Funny I was wondering the same thing!! Anyway, I thought its on the high side too, so whatever number it showed I would just count half of that...
30 Jul
Yeah. It tells me that I burn 270 calories from walking for thirty minutes, while my treadmill says 174 and my calorie counter says 180. If Skimble were accurate, I would be really skinny right now.
30 Jul
Yeah I think that's a good way to estimate it.
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