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Calorie Counter Watch

Calorie Counter Watch

If you want to know the amount of calories you burn, all you need is a calorie-counter watch. They are available in different shapes and colors to suit your aesthetic needs. Read on to know more.
FitnessVigil Staff
Last Updated: Aug 8, 2018
Everyone aspires to have a healthy lifestyle including regular exercising and eating healthy foods. Nowadays, there are many tools that assist you in your endeavor to stay fit. To achieve a healthy body, it is important to keep a check on the daily calorie intake and the number of calories burned. This can be done with the help of a calorie-counter watch.
Function
A calorie-counter watch is a gadget that allows the user to track the amount of calories burned during an exercise session. Information such as the weight, height, age, and sex should be entered before using it. The function of calorie counting is added to a pedometer or a pulse monitor to give you the results for the number of calories burned.
A pedometer senses your body motion and counts the number of footsteps. This is then converted into the distance you have covered using the length of your stride. The calorie-counting feature of the watch then makes calculations based on this information, and displays the number of calories you have burnt.
The watch accuracy largely depends on the information you enter. Many calorie-counter watches also have a pulse rate monitor which calculates the number of calories burnt by counting the number of heartbeats per minute (heart rate), and are highly accurate.
Some higher-end models calculate the calories burnt by taking the readings from your breathing, pulse, and movements, and then represent this data in the form of a graph on a computer screen.
Cost
This watch either has a pedometer or a pulse monitor or both, along with the basic features. The price varies according to the additional features it contains.
A basic, low end model should cost you somewhere between USD 30 to USD 90. Medium-end models may even have an FM Radio, and they may cost anywhere between USD 100 to USD 200. The high-end models have advanced features such as GPS, higher storage and other graphical-data representation. They cost around USD 200 and above.
The more advanced features in the watch, the higher will be its cost. Therefore, make a note of your requirements before buying this watch. This will help you get the watch appropriate to your needs, and will assist you to keep a record of the calories you burn.
Disclaimer: The information given is solely for educating the reader and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.