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Old 05-14-08, 07:43 AM
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Cyclometer info

I have a cyclometer that has a built in HR monitor. It will display the number of calories I have burned based on my age and weight. How accurate are these? Also, it displays grams of fat. Does this mean actual grams of fat, ie, 16 grams of fat = 1 pound?

Funny side note, when I place the computer on the dash of my car it recieves a speed input from my car and will display my speed as I am driving! I wondered why my max speed was 76 mph!
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Old 05-14-08, 10:37 AM
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Since when does 16 grams equal a pound?
From my high school days I seem to remember that roughly 23 grams are in an oz.
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Old 05-14-08, 11:50 AM
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https://www.google.com/search?&q=1+lb+in+g

I don't think it's really getting a signal from your car, but wireless computers are subject to interference that can make them display randomly.
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Old 05-14-08, 01:01 PM
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If he has antilock brakes on it, there is a very good chance he is getting signals from his car. They use no more than a magnet and a sensor for input.

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Yeah, I meant the 23gram to 1 oz. I just typed faster than I thought! I was thinking ounces.
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Originally Posted by Torgrot View Post
If he has antilock brakes on it, there is a very good chance he is getting signals from his car. They use no more than a magnet and a sensor for input.

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No, he's getting interference from his car. And this would be a wireless computer, which uses some RF receiver for input.
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Actually, it's 28 grams /oz.
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