In any case, I have been using it all week. The greatest thing about the FT4 is that it has the capability to calculate calories burned, as well as store historical data (so I can look back at my other workouts and not just "today's"). It's super easy, you just wet the sensors on the chest strap, clip it around your chest (I tuck mine right into my sports bra so it doesn't move), hit the on button on the watch, and it starts. You can pause the recording, and you can review the time and calories while it's still recording. AND you can wear it as a regular watch even while you're not exercising!!
Here are my last few work-outs using the FT4:
Tuesday: Cardio Interval Training (at work): 45 minutes, 503 calories burned
Wednesday: Tae Bo (at work): 40 minutes, 480 calories burned
Thursday: Zumba (at work): 53 minutes, 536 calories burned
I was super curious what workout would get me the most calories burnt. Technically, looking at the past 3 days, I could argue that Zumba burned the most. But that was also the most time....So the engineer in my has come out. I extrapolated the data to see what the calories would be if all three workouts were 1 hour...
Calories burned @ 60 minutes
Cardio Interval Training
But regardless of which workout I do, I think that the amount of "calories burned" is going to be pretty high on the list!!!
Since I have been counting calories on MFP, this is a huge help - now I don't have to rely on the machines for calories burned and I have a better estimate of calories burned when exercising off the machines!!
|My new heart rate monitor - Polar FT4 - watch and strap|