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Accuracy of calories burned on Echelon EX3

Old 12-13-19, 10:04 AM
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Accuracy of calories burned on Echelon EX3

I bought an Echelon EX3, and have decided that I would ride for 30 minutes, twice a day. I set the resistance to 20 and away I go. My question is that the program says I have burned a little over 1,000 calories for each 30 minute segment. When I was riding outdoors, my STRAVA recap would show 1,000 calories burned after about 2 or 2-1/2 hours. I realize there is no coasting on the Echelon, but this seems to be overly generous with the results of my effort. Anyone have the same experience?
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Ha, not likely!
An example from this article on converting watts to calories:
Chris Froome can put out an astonishing 414 watts for 30 minutes, his kcal expenditure during that time period would be:
414 Watts * 0.5 hours * 3.6 = 745 kcal

A lot less than your 1000 per 30 minutes...

A good estimate for "normal" cycling is somewhere between 20 and 30 calories per mile, out on the road. Something like 20*15 mph = 300 cal per hour, or 30*19 mph = 570 cal per hour.

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