How accurate do you think your fitness tracker is?

Dallas' 4 Eva

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So I was gifted a Fitbit Versa 2 for my birthday back in July, but I just now started using it on Wednesday. So far this thing says I average around 24k steps a day(I work in construction in a supervisory role so I do walk a lot) and I burn on average close to 6k calories.

Thing is I know these numbers aren't accurate(6k calories is A LOT) there has to be some error percentile. I'm looking on google and I can't find anything reliable, it says some bullshyt about 4% under and 50% over on calorie burn(steps are based on arm motion, but I do walk alot because of work and it is my preferred method of exercise besides boxing so that is probably somewhat accurate).

Is there a number I can plug in to get a little bit of an idea where I'm sitting. I know right now I feel like I burned 6k calories cause I have taken in 2300 calories today and I am HUNGRY AS fukk right now, I'm about to go get a cheeseburger cause christ I feel famished.

Edit: I haven't done any extra exercise at all today, just simply existing.
 

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So I was gifted a Fitbit Versa 2 for my birthday back in July, but I just now started using it on Wednesday. So far this thing says I average around 24k steps a day(I work in construction in a supervisory role so I do walk a lot) and I burn on average close to 6k calories.

Thing is I know these numbers aren't accurate(6k calories is A LOT) there has to be some error percentile. I'm looking on google and I can't find anything reliable, it says some bullshyt about 4% under and 50% over on calorie burn(steps are based on arm motion, but I do walk alot because of work and it is my preferred method of exercise besides boxing so that is probably somewhat accurate).

Is there a number I can plug in to get a little bit of an idea where I'm sitting. I know right now I feel like I burned 6k calories cause I have taken in 2300 calories today and I am HUNGRY AS fukk right now, I'm about to go get a cheeseburger cause christ I feel famished.

Edit: I haven't done any extra exercise at all today, just simply existing.

No idea, I never saw the point of using those trackers TBH. :yeshrug: Tracking your calories out is useless if you can't properly manipulate the number in. :francis:


I highly doubt you burned 6k just walking around at work or even a day with no exercise (that's the equivalent of jogging 5mph for almost 10 hours at like a buck sixty bodyweight).
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Even if it is accurate, what's the end goal for tracking the cals? If you're bulking you can tell if you're in the right track by using a scale and a mirror. If you're cutting you can tell by using a scale and a mirror. If you're liosing (i.e. don't care about body composition) then only the scale weight matters.


If your scale weight under similar conditions is going up, you're either eating enough (bulking) or too much (losing/cutting). Bioimpedence or DEXA scans or BodPod tests can help you verify your progress but may be expensive.
 

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No idea, I never saw the point of using those trackers TBH. :yeshrug: Tracking your calories out is useless if you can't properly manipulate the number in. :francis:


I highly doubt you burned 6k just walking around at work or even a day with no exercise (that's the equivalent of jogging 5mph for almost 10 hours at like a buck sixty bodyweight).
:usure:


Even if it is accurate, what's the end goal for tracking the cals? If you're bulking you can tell if you're in the right track by using a scale and a mirror. If you're cutting you can tell by using a scale and a mirror. If you're liosing (i.e. don't care about body composition) then only the scale weight matters.


If your scale weight under similar conditions is going up, you're either eating enough (bulking) or too much (losing/cutting). Bioimpedence or DEXA scans or BodPod tests can help you verify your progress but may be expensive.
This^^^

Pretty not worth worrying about unless it’s a chest strap and even them the cals are meh. You have to control the in and not worry so much about the out.
 
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No idea, I never saw the point of using those trackers TBH. :yeshrug: Tracking your calories out is useless if you can't properly manipulate the number in. :francis:


I highly doubt you burned 6k just walking around at work or even a day with no exercise (that's the equivalent of jogging 5mph for almost 10 hours at like a buck sixty bodyweight).
:usure:


Even if it is accurate, what's the end goal for tracking the cals? If you're bulking you can tell if you're in the right track by using a scale and a mirror. If you're cutting you can tell by using a scale and a mirror. If you're liosing (i.e. don't care about body composition) then only the scale weight matters.


If your scale weight under similar conditions is going up, you're either eating enough (bulking) or too much (losing/cutting). Bioimpedence or DEXA scans or BodPod tests can help you verify your progress but may be expensive.

This^^^

Pretty not much worrying about unless it’s a chest strap and even the. The cals are meh. You have to control the in and not worry so much about the out.
Honestly I just wanna know if this thing is worth a fukk. Lol My fitness nut homegirl messaged me back and told me the brand I got is actually a good brand and they are about 75-80% accurate on calorie burn(which she said is really good for these things) so I'm just gonna use it as a loose guideline.

My goal is just to stay healthy and maybe burn off some body fat. I don't want to bulk cause I'm naturally big(I'm 6'2 and I'm built like an NFL nose tackle. Have been my whole life think Aaron Donald build). I just want to tone that's it. If I lift weights I would be fukking MASSIVE and slow and since I like to box that's not a good thing. Lol
 

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Honestly I just wanna know if this thing is worth a fukk. Lol My fitness nut homegirl messaged me back and told me the brand I got is actually a good brand and they are about 75-80% accurate on calorie burn(which she said is really good for these things) so I'm just gonna use it as a loose guideline.

My goal is just to stay healthy and maybe burn off some body fat. I don't want to bulk cause I'm naturally big(I'm 6'2 and I'm built like an NFL nose tackle. Have been my whole life think Aaron Donald build). I just want to tone that's it. If I lift weights I would be fukking MASSIVE and slow and since I like to box that's not a good thing. Lol
Dial in your diet. The tracker isn’t the key to that
 

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Dial in your diet. The tracker isn’t the key to that
I do, my diet isn't bad as far as calories I intake for my size. If this tracker is right even taking off 25% of calories burned for a margin of error I was still 1500 calories under budget even after that late night cheeseburger. :russ:

It is the weekend though y'all gotta cut me a break man I can't be on no strict diet with the Canelo-GGG fight party I'm going to tonight, impossible. :beli:
 

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I do, my diet isn't bad as far as calories I intake for my size. If this tracker is right even taking off 25% of calories burned for a margin of error I was still 1500 calories under budget even after that late night cheeseburger. :russ:

It is the weekend though y'all gotta cut me a break man I can't be on no strict diet with the Canelo-GGG fight party I'm going to tonight, impossible. :beli:
I’m just telling you that trying to equate calories burned to your intake is the biggest waste of time possible.

Most world classs athletes don’t do yet average joes try and I don’t get it.
 

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I use polar.

It's accurate to a T. But then again I've been using polar since 2006, multiple watches, straps, fitness programs. I've used it to cut, bulk and manage.

Polar is a heart rate monitor company. Since 1977. That's what they do. All the other companies that do all these other things and have all these other gadgets and "oh by the way we track calories too!" fukk that.
 

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I stick to a Casio watch for manual heart rate, and a measuring tape for the body.

I tried a fitness watch and they have to be networked and you have to give up your privacy, I’m all set.
 

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Honestly I just wanna know if this thing is worth a fukk. Lol My fitness nut homegirl messaged me back and told me the brand I got is actually a good brand and they are about 75-80% accurate on calorie burn(which she said is really good for these things) so I'm just gonna use it as a loose guideline.

My goal is just to stay healthy and maybe burn off some body fat. I don't want to bulk cause I'm naturally big(I'm 6'2 and I'm built like an NFL nose tackle. Have been my whole life think Aaron Donald build). I just want to tone that's it. If I lift weights I would be fukking MASSIVE and slow and since I like to box that's not a good thing. Lol

Again, I'm not sure why it really matters "if this thing is worth a fukk"? :jbhmm:


If your only goals are stay healthy and maybe burn off some body fat (neither of which is a SMART goal), then why does the tracker even matter? You're not competing and your only goals are not dying/getting injured and maybe losing weight? :skip:


I don't track cals in or out and can tell when my output is outkicking my intake coverage: lifting belts will feel looser, the scale will show a downward trend in weigh-ins, and certain lifts may flux down 5-10 pounds.

Lifting weights won't necessarily make you big or slow. :dwillhuh: You naturally built like a nose tackle but like to box? :what:

Usure-Dame
A-A-ron Donald lifts weights
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clocks in at like 285 at your height, looks like that^, and definitely lifts but he's also faster than most people including a lot of QBs...



But again, even if the output the tracker tracks is accurate, that doesn't mean much if your ability to regulate your input or challenge your body physically through fitness is lacking. :hubie:
 

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Again, I'm not sure why it really matters "if this thing is worth a fukk"? :jbhmm:


If your only goals are stay healthy and maybe burn off some body fat (neither of which is a SMART goal), then why does the tracker even matter? You're not competing and your only goals are not dying/getting injured and maybe losing weight? :skip:


I don't track cals in or out and can tell when my output is outkicking my intake coverage: lifting belts will feel looser, the scale will show a downward trend in weigh-ins, and certain lifts may flux down 5-10 pounds.

Lifting weights won't necessarily make you big or slow. :dwillhuh: You naturally built like a nose tackle but like to box? :what:

Usure-Dame
A-A-ron Donald lifts weights
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clocks in at like 285 at your height, looks like that^, and definitely lifts but he's also faster than most people including a lot of QBs...



But again, even if the output the tracker tracks is accurate, that doesn't mean much if your ability to regulate your input or challenge your body physically through fitness is lacking. :hubie:
Because maybe I want to know if it actually works or not. :heh: tf is this a foreign concept to you nikkas or something?!

I weighed myself this morning I'm 278, I was 265 around the time of my birthday in July and besides a pudge in my belly there isn't flab on me anywhere else, even now with the extra 12 pounds. I mean I guess I can lift a little and look like him, but that would slow down my movement in a ring. Being fast for football is a lot different than being fast for boxing come on now bruh you should know that.
 

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Because maybe I want to know if it actually works or not. :heh: tf is this a foreign concept to you nikkas or something?!

I weighed myself this morning I'm 278, I was 265 around the time of my birthday in July and besides a pudge in my belly there isn't flab on me anywhere else, even now with the extra 12 pounds. I mean I guess I can lift a little and look like him, but that would slow down my movement in a ring. Being fast for football is a lot different than being fast for boxing come on now bruh you should know that.

Ah, so you don't really know that much about fitness and wanna know how accurate a watch that tracks a fairly useless metric is? Gotcha. The answer is probably not really and would be almost impossible to measure.
:stopitslime:

My bad G, I forgot this is the coli where dudes that put on 12 pounds in 2 months somehow burn 6,000 calories walking around all day (yet are still up 12 pounds in 2 months) and can lift a little and look like Aaron Donald.
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(Notice how increasingly ridiculous that sentence sounded as time went on. :mjllol:smile:


Being fast for football is a lot different than being fast for boxing come on now bruh you should know that.

Lifting weights doesn't necessarily make you big; there are plenty of scrawny motherfukkers that lift weights.

Being fast for football is a lot different than being fast for boxing, but you're not a pro boxer or football player.

I'm also sure one of the most athletic dudes to ever play in the NFL could be fast as a boxer if that was his chosen sport. Come on bruh you should know this since you're built like him. :lolbron:
 

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Ah, so you don't really know that much about fitness and wanna know how accurate a watch that tracks a fairly useless metric is? Gotcha. The answer is probably not really and would be almost impossible to measure.
:stopitslime:

My bad G, I forgot this is the coli where dudes that put on 12 pounds in 2 months somehow burn 6,000 calories walking around all day (yet are still up 12 pounds in 2 months) and can lift a little and look like Aaron Donald.
powerlift dead
(Notice how increasingly ridiculous that sentence sounded as time went on. :mjllol:smile:




Lifting weights doesn't necessarily make you big; there are plenty of scrawny motherfukkers that lift weights.

Being fast for football is a lot different than being fast for boxing, but you're not a pro boxer or football player.

I'm also sure one of the most athletic dudes to ever play in the NFL could be fast as a boxer if that was his chosen sport. Come on bruh you should know this since you're built like him. :lolbron:
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