been using TR and loving it. great product and service.
simple question that may have already been answered... how is the mileage and calories burnt (thatâ€™s dumped to my garmin account) calculated? are those pretty close to being accurate?
iâ€™m just using data from TR for my saved workouts in garmin and not running my watch or bike computer to capture the data.
thanks in advance.
In TrainerRoad, the mileage is simply how many times your wheel rotates times the circumference of the wheel. It looks like you use a simple speed cadence sensor to gather this data, so the accuracy will depend on how closely your trainer replicates outdoor resistance with its resistance unit. If it is a fluid trainer, then the mileage will more closely replicate reality compared to a Mag trainer.
Your calories burned are based on your power output, and since you are using a Power Meter for your workouts, this value is very accurate. To learn more about how we calculate calories burned from your power output, check out this article:
I hope that clears things up!
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