Originally Posted by handcycle2005
You would need to be tested in a lab to find your burn rate.
There's no consumer level personal device that can truly measure an individual's stats.
Some, like the Forerunners, use body weight, heart rate and age to make a closer guess but it's still a guess.
Ummm... yup, but who's got the time and money to bother with the clinical analysis.
I believe most of us know that the proof is in the pudding, i.e what the scale or the measuring tape says. These devises are merely helpful advisors. We know that we are always free to take their advise or not, or adjust the information to fit our particular characteristics.
Nottango, I hope you get as much pleasure out of the Garmin as I have.
One day I decided to use the "running partner" feature and set it for a very challenging pace. Much to my surprise, it really worked and pushed me to go faster than I really thought I was capable of
. On the other hand, it will also let you know when you are truely dogging it and not putting in the pace you think you are.