My understanding* is that Runkeeper doesn’t use heart rate in its calorie calcuations, even though it records it.
My understanding* is that Runkeeper doesn’t use heart rate in its calorie calcuations, even though…
Jonathan Beeston
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I didn’t know this, but it seems to be true. Back when I started tracking my runs, I used a Garmin watch: Garmin does use HR to calculate energy expenditure.

I switched to RunKeeper about 6 years ago – eventually buying a new HRM to go with it.

I never bothered to check the algorithm.

DC Rainmaker is the ultimate source of nerdish fitness equipment advice for me. I didn’t know about it back then.

Shall amend notes.

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