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MASTURBACON
03-30-2010, 06:04 PM
Hi.

I have a 405CX, and I was wondering what sort of calories it reports during exercise. Are they food calories (=1000 calories), or are they regular calories?

I'm pretty sure they're food calories, but I can't find a definitive answer in the manual. I also tried searching these forums, but I wasn't quite sure how to narrow down my search enough (a forum about fitness has a lot of posts containing the words calorie and kilojoule!).

Does anybody know for sure?

Thanks,

Adam.

BSTARR67
03-31-2010, 07:43 AM
I have a 405CX, and I was wondering what sort of calories it reports during exercise. Are they food calories (=1000 calories), or are they regular calories?


You're right: they kilocalories -- "food" calories.

And, since your post was titled "... to kilojoules:

1 kcal = 1000 cal = 4184 J = 4.184 kJ

... Bob

MASTURBACON
03-31-2010, 12:19 PM
Thanks! :)

TVANAURICH
03-31-2010, 11:57 PM
Is there any chance Garmin will be adding a metric measurement for Energy (hey i'm assuming kilojoules is a metric measurement) for garmin connect and their watches.

in Australia it's a legal requirement for most foods to be labelled with kilojoules not calories..it sucks having to convert each time.

I assume it would be easy toi add (ie like kilometre v miles unit option)