Smart Calories/OwnCal

Lets you know exactly how many calories you’ve burned.

Smart Calories is the new name for OwnCal which is the most accurate calorie counter on the market. It calculates the number of calories expended during a training session based on your weight, height, age, gender, your individual maximum heart rate (HRmax) and how hard you’re training.

Polar training computers with the Smart Calories/OwnCal feature display the cumulative energy expenditure (in kilocalories, kcal) during exercise and total kilocalories of the current exercise session after exercise. They also save accumulated kilocalories. The energy expenditure calculation is based on:

  • body weight, height, age, gender
  • individual maximum heart rate (HRmax)
  • heart rate during exercise

Many Polar training computers also take into account:

    • individual heart rate value in a sitting position (HRsit)
    • individual maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max)

    Polar RCX5/CS300/CS500/FT40/FT60/FT80/RS100 also calculate an estimation of fat consumption from total kilocalories expended during an exercise session.

    Check user settings to see which values are available on your training computer

    For best possible Smart Calories/OwnCal information accuracy, please give the training computer clinically measured VO2max and HRmax values if you have them. If not, use the value given by Polar Fitness Test if available on your training computer.

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