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Polar F11 HRM

I recently purchased a Polar F11 HRM and finally got to the gm today to try it out. At the end of a big workout it said I burnt over 2000 calories. I am 99kgs (218lbs) and am 165cm female. Now this cannot be right!!! Here is what I did and what the machine said:

10 min brisk walk to gym
15 mins Elliptical Trainer
45 mins Weight/nautilus machines
15 mins Treadmill (interval running)
10 min brisk walk home

total time was 1hr 35mins
Total calories burned 2177
38 mins in the zone

Is there something wrong with my Polar?

Fri. Jan 12, 3:21am

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I would call the place you purchased it from or call the manufacturer and ask them. 2000 calories in one workout seems like a lot to me. Or try a shorter workout and see what it says. Good luck.

Friday, January 12, 2007, 6:56 AM

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This may actually be accurate, if you were pushing yourself the whole time. Check out this site:

Many of the activities you did for that amount of time at your weight will burn a lot of calories. Also, if you really got your heart rate up at the beginning, it will stay elevated for the duration of the workout and burn more calories the whole time.


Friday, January 12, 2007, 9:10 AM

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Thanks for your help, I did also do a brisk walk the other day for around 35 mins pushing my daughter in the pram and it calculated a little over 500 calories. This was the first sign that something was wrong :( Think I may contact the place where I bought it

Friday, January 12, 2007, 4:54 PM

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Polar F6-similar inquiry for calories

I just started with my F6 and I would be curious as to what other's experience with the calorie count is, since I have noted a number of members using this brand HRM. I walked for 28 min (138 ave BPM- High of 163 BPM) , I am female, 185#. My calorie burn was around 228 which I thought was high.
It would be great if others using HRM posted their calorie counts and weight/BPM for comparison.

Sunday, January 14, 2007, 1:15 PM

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