Inaccurate calories counted on Quest
I recently purchased a new Suunto Quest and started using it last weekend. The Quest was to replace my old Suunto t3d, which was working very well until the HR belt just gave up. I work out pretty much every day on my recumbent bike and my Suunto t3d was giving me readings between 500 to 600 (k)calories after every (somewhat intense) 1-hour long workout. The display on my Schwinn bike was giving me readings of about 400 to 500 calories for the same workout, which is less than the t3d, but I always relied more on the accuracy of my Suunto t3d. However, once I've started using my new Quest for the same exact type of daily workout, the amount of calories burned it read was extremely different from my (old) Suunto t3d or even my recumbent bike! Yesterday, for instance, after I worked out for an entire hour at a pretty fast clip (HR oscillating between 130 to 145 HBM), the Quest only read 170 total calories burned, whilst the bike's display read 300!! I know for a fact that my t3d would have read at least 500! I believe I've programmed the Quest with the correct initial settings (date of birth, gender, weight, height, etc.). I've even tried to check the initials settings (birth date, gender, height, weight, etc.) but the only ones that I can only change now are my weight and the activity intensity level--and also the lower and higher heart rate values. So, why is Quest giving me a completely inaccurate calorie count after an intense workout--or else, what am I missing here?? Thank you very much!
Primary Sport: Running
Experience Level: Advanced
asked 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Wheaton, IL, USA
on Suunto Quest Black
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