
#1
Nov2504, 12:46 PM

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I use a digital pedometer which has pace counting gigure.
Four items are displayed: Pace number , pace number by mile, kilometer as well as consumed calories. I need help in finding out : 1. What is the relationship between distance in kilometers and calories burnt? 2.While the pedometer calculates for walking type of pace, how do I convert it to calories in case I am climbing uphill? Where should the energy expended in moving against gravity has to be considered and what is the equation one should use? 



#2
Nov2604, 05:54 PM

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(use the  to separate columns)
Where x is the amount of calories burned. This should be a linear relationship as long as pace remains constant. You can then find the slope of the line which would represent the rate at which calories are burned. For example, if your slope comes out to 60, then for every half kilometer traveled, you burn 60 calories. Hope it helps. 



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Nov2704, 06:05 PM

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Typically, walking up a 10% slope burns about 50% more calories than walking on level ground.




#4
Nov2904, 12:00 AM

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Digital Pedometer for energy expended in exercise
I would say that the pedometer merely uses approximations, using the values of the average number of paces per mile/kilometer, and the average number of calories burned per mile/kilometer.



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