Gruve Review – Day 5

On March 27, 2010, in Reviews, by Magnus

Okay.  Tons of questions here.  This is a dual post from both of us.  I’m sure you’ll be able to pick out the pieces from us (if not, whoa.  I mean, really?  Whoa.)

Ok, so this afternoon Andrea was talking about how she had just been sitting around the house doing nothing and that she was only at 1,300 calories burned for today. The thing that struck me was that her numbers are way higher than mine.  According to the Grve I only burn around 500 calories in a day, it just doesn’t seem right since my estimated RMR is 1,884.

RMR, or Resting Metabolic Rate, is the number of calories you burn each day just to keep your body functioning properly. So if I stayed in bed all day, not moving at all, I should burn almost 1,900 calories; the Gruve is saying that I only burned 500ish in a whole day.

Update: After looking around on the gruve website it looks like the number they show is the calories you burned in addition to your RMR.

After digging in to the graphs on the site I noticed that there were many periods where the graphs were zero, no reading at all.

This makes me think that since I sit at a desk all day long it thinks that I’m not even using the device and goes to sleep.

We’ll see what it looks like after another week.

Yesterday was a very quiet day for me.  I got my occipital nerve blocks on Thursday, so my neck was very sore.  Paired with very painful knees from jogging (189 is not good..), I turned myself into a beached whale and just didn’t do much of anything.  So yesterday was the very epitome of Resting Metabolic Rate per measured by my GoWear Fit.

Full day's calories

As you can see, I was pretty quiet all day.  Like I said — I was in quite a bit of discomfort.  I didn’t want to breathe, much less move.  So at almost complete rest, I burned 1805 calories through the day.

2 minutes..

I couldn’t show you exactly, but if you hover in the program over a specific minute, you can see how many calories you burn in that specific minute.  My average is between 1.1 and 1.3 calories per minute while I sleep.  I pulled the sliders for two minutes at complete rest to show that even while asleep, I’m burning 1 calorie a minute at minimum.

So I have to wonder what’s up with Magnus’ Gruve.  Admittedly, he doesn’t wear it to bed — but?  He wears it from the time he gets dressed to the time he goes to bed.  It should have more than 500 calories burned in a day given that we burn calories while we breathe, blink, digest food..

We’ll see what happens after the assessment ends.
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1 Response » to “Gruve Review – Day 5”

  1. Dani says:

    Your Gruve does not shut off, the times where it is showing zero is because your body is not moving at all! Try fidgeting more or using a stability ball at your desk. These numbers are real, they are calorie burn above resting metabolic rate. Picking up your fingers to type you do not burn very many calories =) Try to get up and take 5 minutes breaks more often or stand more. And you are right that your calorie burn shown by the Gruve is the burn above RMR! Hope you are having fun Gruving! Let me know if you need anything!

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