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Reading a calorie-burn calculating machine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi doctor..
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   i have got a health gadget...
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am nt able to understand hw is it calculating calorie burnt..
Doctor :   what is that gadget
User :   that device is a heart rate monitoring
User :   in the form of wrist watch along with a chest strap
Doctor :   ok
User :   but i was interested to know how does it calculate from my heart rates n exercise time the calorie burnt
User :   can u help me...???
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it takes the heart rate into consideration and the maximal rate of heart rate and what could be the calorie burnt in the time it is reached
Doctor :   so it is not the exact calorie it burnt
Doctor :   but around what you have burnt
User :   239.99kcal it says
Doctor :   ya
Doctor :   you might have burnt the that many calories according to the heart rate that is detected by the pulse
User :   that i feel is too high.
Doctor :   burning 240 kcal is not high
Doctor :   it is only a mild exercid
User :   oh...ok..i go fr 40mins jog
Doctor :   Doctor :   you can get a rough idea
Doctor :   about the weight loss program you are in
User :   ok doc..
Doctor :   ok
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