Estimate Calories for Stationary/Indoor Activities

why are trainer rides no longer showing calories burned?

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  • Seems a shame thatwith the new layout i have lost both calories burned and estimated power figures too - defo a retrograde step IMHO

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  • I know calories is approximately 1.1 x Kj, but was useful to see. Why was it removed Strava ? Thanks.

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  • Sorry about the confusion folks! 

    - Calories are still displayed on Activity pages. But you'll need to click the "Show More" button in the upper right section. 

    - If you use a power meter and record on a stationary trainer, you should still see both energy output and calories.

    - Without a power meter, we will estimate your energy output and calories for outdoor rides, but will not estimate these values for indoor rides. 

    Does that help?

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  • Even when I press the show more button it does not show calories. Only Speed, Heartrate, Cadence, Temperature & Elapsed Time?

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  • Ignore the above. I see you no longer estimate calories for turbo (indoor) sessions.

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  • I had the same problem until I realised my info was not right.  check your age and weight etc.  My age had not been transfered during th update

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  • @Elle, those are the kind of answers that make me want to cancel my membership. Strava estimated calories for trainer rides in the past and Strava took it away. How about an explanation covering why it was removed? Don't treat us like we're dumb and feed us the "corporate approved canned answer" (CACA).

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  • I've imported several "indoor trainer" rides from Garmin Connect that have HRM based calorie data, yet none of the Strava sessions show the Calories burned.

    I would think that as this was recorded data and not a calculation, it should be recorded along with the other data.

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  • @Don - my apologies if I'm confused on this, but I don't remember a time when we displayed calories for indoor/stationary rides. If we did, it wasn't a very accurate calculation and it was probably not our intention to show calories. Do you have an example of a past ride that does show calories and is indoor/stationary? 

    @Leigh - that result is as expected. Strava calculates calories via a separate equation, and does not carry over calories computed by your Garmin unit. However, for indoor/stationary activities recorded with a Garmin and HRM, it would be a nice addition if Strava displayed the Garmin computed calories.

    Thanks for the feedback! 

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  • I don't get it. My ride says my energy output was 455 kJ's.  If I hit more information it says 507 calories. 

    I can't see how does 455 kJ's = 507 calories.  Doesn't  1 kJ = 0.239 calories? ... so If I burnt 455 kJ's that would mean I burnt (455x0.239)= 109 calories, not 507.  Or am I having a slow moment and missing something?

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  • Ian, KCal translates to about 1.1 KJ. I won't go into all the formula, but it does. Therefore Strava calories calc. is correct based on KJ input from your device.

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  • Jas I'm sure you're right but I still don't get it.  If I google ''convert Kcal to KJ" every answer tells me that 1 KJ equals 4.2 KJ's.  eg:

    http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/exercise_faqs_calc_energy

    http://www.fitnesskeeper.com.au/nutrition/kilojoules-vs-calories/

    No where can I find any reference to Kcal equalling 1.1 KJ's.  Even on the back of food labels the factor is 4.2. So why is it so?

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  • @Ian, I believe the reason is because the human body has only about 25% efficiency when on the bike. That means that if the body is using 500 calories, then it actually is producing about 2,000 kJ of energy. However, only 25%, or  500 kJ, is directly powering the bike. 

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  • I am going to say only this: I like having a calorie count for all my activities. You better take note of my wish, when the renew time comes around, I will vote with my $$$.

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  • Hi Elle - I still can't find what you are referring to.  Maybe because I am new to the site / app but I cant find calorie count for a stationary ride anywhere.  And I do not see a "show more" button either

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  • Did anybody get an answer on this,  where is the Calories burned displayed.

    I just used Strava for the first time,  can't believe it does not tell you calories burned.  It has to!!

    Yes i clicked on the arrow top right, show more details,   it shows distance, moving time, elevation, speed. elapsed time, but no calories.

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  • If you log as 'stationary trainer' calories won't show. If you edit the ride and unclick the trainer option, calories will be shown. However, if like me, you import into Veloviewer and use this to filter trainer v non-trainer rides, you won't get accurate data.

     

    If you're not bothered, then just don't log as a trainer session and calories will be shown.

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  • @Lee Fry On all of my manual documented rides the "Stationary Trainer" flag is not clicked and it still does not show calories burned.  I got an answer from Strava that if you enter a manual activity it will not show calories burned.  I find this to be a big disappointment and pretty much the only site / mobile app that does NOT give some calculation for a manual entry.  As well as you can not choose a mapped activity when entering a manual activity.  

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  • Elle, the answers or solutions your are giving don't make sense to anyone who rides. Whether the ride is outside or inside its still a ride and the effort is the same. Why would Strava not calculate calories burned on trainer rides? Many of us use Strava data to go to other apps like Loseit. When that app sees 0 calories the activity does not get posted. 

    Strava needs to fix this issue as many riders spend weeks on the trainer (trying to stay in shape) and Strava is blowing this up. As a premium member I expect (as others do) premium data results, fix the calorie calculation function. 

    Without this why would I or anyone else stay with Strava and pay the premium $$$. I really enjoy this app but I have to look for a better solution.

    Big fail on Strava 

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  • I echo Gerry's comment... This is a feature that must be included as a premium member. Strava please fix this asap... It should not be hard, simple coding will bring the feature in.
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  • My two cents, and I'm no expert on this but it could be that it's just simply not possible to accurately estimate the amount of calories being burnt during an ''indoor'' ride without knowing the rolling resistance of each individual set-up. Obviously the rolling resistance would have a large influence on the amount of calories being burnt and there would be a large degree of variability of rolling resistance in different types of indoor setups.  This variability may mean that any figure calculated for calories burnt in an indoor set-up would be a wild guess.

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  • +1  

    I would like to see estimated calories burned from indoor trainer workouts.  Most calorie calculators (i.e. Loseit's or any online calculator) require only speed and time (or distance and time) and your weight/age/height.  Obviously, if these inputs are present in a Strava workout then it's possible for Strava to show and estimated calories burned.  Also obviously, "speed" and "distance" on measure off most indoor trainers can be relatively inaccurate compared to GPS data but let's assume we can all handle that reality.  The reality is that I'm going to try to estimate calories burned whether Strava does it for me or not and I'm willing to accept some inaccuracies in the estimation process as it's better than nothing.  I would strongly prefer that Strava automatically does it for my workout.  As a workaround, I would accept the option to manually input my calories burned.  Then at least there may be a way to port that data to Loseit, etc.  Thanks!!!

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  • So...Strava can't handle my imported calorie count from Wahoo Fitness app? Wtf.

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  • I recently had the same problem, it simply stoped being reported from garmin

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  • Same issue with Bryton 330.  Calories information does not transfer from the device to Strava when used indoors.  Instead the power reading is shown.  I am not a professional cyclist so all I want from my exercise is basic data like kilometres cycled, time, heart rate (average and maximum) and calories burned.

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