My pedometer calculates Calories Burned in addition to steps and miles. How accurate is the Calories Burned figure???

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My pedometer calculates Calories Burned in addition to steps and miles. How accurate is the Calories Burned figure???

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There are many considerations in the ‘calories burned’ calculation – and the pedometer does a very good job of ‘estimating’ these considerations. It is not – and not intended to be – and exact figure. As an example — the pedometer does not know if you’re walking up hill – down hill – trail walking – or on a flat smooth surface. All of these things affect the amount of energy you expend while walking. It does – however – give you a very good estimate of the calories that you burn while walking/jogging/running.

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