Online Pedometer: Ditch the car, count your calories and work out distances

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  • beeniemac
    beeniemac Posts: 116 Forumite
    Good stuff, although unfortunately doesn't take into condsideration any gradients!

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  • iamsam
    iamsam Posts: 106 Forumite
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    beeniemac wrote: »
    Good stuff, although unfortunately doesn't take into condsideration any gradients!

    What doesn't; MapMyRun? Under 'Map Settings', click the 'Display Elevation' box. I believe Gmaps Pedometer has a similar feature.
  • Wiggynut
    Wiggynut Posts: 1,039 Forumite
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    the gmap one asks for lbs - I always forget... is there 12lbs to a stone or 14lbs???
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  • iamsam
    iamsam Posts: 106 Forumite
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    Wiggynut wrote: »
    the gmap one asks for lbs - I always forget... is there 12lbs to a stone or 14lbs???

    I always forget these things too... It's 14lbs.

    Google is pretty handy for conversions - just type what you want converting into their search box (e.g. 14 lbs in stones, or 9 stones 12lbs in lbs).
  • pavlovs_dog
    pavlovs_dog Posts: 10,198 Forumite
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    fab link for runners, cheers!
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  • Wiggynut
    Wiggynut Posts: 1,039 Forumite
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    crikey - it can't be right!
    1120.68 calories burned for a 7.56 mile walk (to and from work).
    I wish... I eat just between 1,500 to 2,000 and rarely go over! so I should be skinny... I'm not!
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  • halojones
    halojones Posts: 742 Forumite
    Does any one know of one for cyclists? I am trying to cycle into work 3 times a week, and its 6 miles each way.

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  • VickyM_2
    VickyM_2 Posts: 265 Forumite
    I also think the calorie rate is a bit wrong - sorry!! I'm sure there's someone more knowledgeable around, but I don't really think my 3 and a halfmile walk last night burned up 400 calories...
  • Leonie
    Leonie Posts: 101 Forumite
    Does walking use more calories than cycling? If not, my occasional cycle rides to the beach use up 1317 calories:j No wonder I'm always starving when I get back!

    Does anyone know if you need to click round bends in the road to get the real mileage (the line seems to go as the crow flies) or just major points in your route?

    I love it :T - I'll check how far it is to work, and see if I want to cycle it if my car breaks down again. It would take hours to get there by bus!
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  • Wiggynut
    Wiggynut Posts: 1,039 Forumite
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    I found another site (a 'diet' tool on a health site) that measures milage, time, weight and it came to 535 calories burned which I think sounds more like it.
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