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Is my heart rate monitor watch accurate for the number of calories burned?

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Dr. Diana Metzger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Not really

Calories burned depends somewhat on overall conditioning, weight, and other factors that can't be measured by heart rate alone.
However, it is good for judging a relative amount of calorie use, and to give idea of how long it will take to burn off that slice of chocolate cake you had for dessert!

In brief: Not really

Calories burned depends somewhat on overall conditioning, weight, and other factors that can't be measured by heart rate alone.
However, it is good for judging a relative amount of calorie use, and to give idea of how long it will take to burn off that slice of chocolate cake you had for dessert!
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