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bicycling abuzerkadu — Jan 31, 2017 08:49PM PST

I ride a trek hybrid bike daily for more than an hour usually between 19-23 kmph on flats. However, i recently noticed in the exercise database that there is a Bicycling, Hybrid category which has an altogether different calorie calculation! Which one's right and how does one decide?

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Maximiliano MyFitnessPal Agent Feb 01, 2017 09:35AM PST

Hello,

There are always some exercises that vary for each individual, making the calories burned difficult to calculate accurately.

If you know roughly how many calories you are burning with a device like a heart rate monitor or activity tracker, you can override the calories burned field by tapping directly on it and then put in your information. You can also add a new exercise yourself, just go to “cardiovascular” and then “create new exercise.” Your estimate will be added to your personal database, and not the main database.

If you don’t want to use a heart rate monitor or similar device, you can make a rough estimate. This won’t be as accurate as an activity tracker. To do this, you can try substituting another exercise already in our database.

If you are interested in an activity tracker, you may want to look into our third party integrations. Several of our integrations offer solutions for monitoring your calorie burn over the course of the day and can update your MyFitnessPal calorie goals based on this data.

On the site, you can find out more about our integrations at http://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps

Regards,
Maximiliano
MyFitnessPal Staff

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