QuestionHow does the FR60/70 calculate calories?

The FR601 and FR70 calculate calories based on a heart rate calculation generated by Garmin. This generic heart rate based calorie count uses the following information to determine calories:

  • Heart rate2 
  • Activity class  
  • Gender  
  • Weight

1The FR60 will need to be updated to software version 2.40 or higher to use this calorie formula.

2If a heart rate monitor is not being used, the FR60 and FR70 will determine calories based on speed or pace. This will require a Garmin Speed/Cadence Sensor (GSC 10) for cycling or a Garmin Foot Pod for running/walking.

Last modified on11/09/2015

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