DeskCycle Calorie Calculator
Displays are not Accurate
Many exercise bikes display calories. Unfortunately the majority of them are not accurate. The reason for the inaccuracy is that they don't measure the actual power you put into the bike. Without knowing power, the calorie estimates can be off by as much as 10 times.
Why don't they Measure Power?
Because it's expensive to measure power. This is why you only see this feature in the more expensive bikes.
We calibrate our bikes at the factory. The resistance is known for each position of the adjustment dial at all pedal speeds.
We take it a step further than the expensive exercise bikes. We include the physical characteristics of the person using the bike in the calorie calculation.
how to use the calorie calculator
- Select your Gender, Height, Weight and Age.
- Then select the Resistance Dial setting that the bike is currently set to.
- Then enter the Time and Distance values from your display.
- Then press the Calculate Calories button.
Note! The time on the display goes back to zero after it reaches 100 minutes. If you use the bike for more than 100 minutes, you will need to add 100 minutes to your time. If you use the bike for more than 200 minutes you will need to add 200 minutes to the time. etc...
How to Reset the Display
The display accumulates Time and Distance. You can reset the Time and Distance values to zero before each workout. To reset the display simply hold the button down for about 5 seconds.
Calories Burned Sitting: This is the number of calories that you would have burned for the selected time if you had not used the bike.
Additional Calories Burned Using the Bike: These are the calories burned from pedaling the bike.
Total Calories Burned: The total number of calories that you burned during the workout. This includes the number of calories that you burned using the bike and the number of calories that you would have burned just sitting at your desk for the time that you rode the bike. This is equal to the Calories Burned Sitting + the Additional Calories Burned Using the Bike.
Total Calories Per Hour: The total number of calories that you are burning per hour. This includes the number of calories that you would burn during an hour of using the bike and the number of calories that you would have burned just sitting at your desk for that hour.