We're delighted to bring you news of the latest new feature that we've added to plotaroute.com - our Calorie Calculator.
If you want to know how many Calories you're likely to burn by walking, running or cycling a route, you can now find this out. Whenever you view a route on plotaroute.com you'll now see the estimated number of Calories burned alongside other key data like distance, terrain and ascent. Initially the estimated Calories will be based on default settings, but you can configure the calculator to use your own weight and pace for the activity type in question. Once you've done this, your settings will be saved so that you don't need to re-enter them each time.
This was one of the most voted-for requests on our Feature Requests list, so we're particularly pleased that we've been able to add this to the site. We're continuing to invest in developing plotaroute.com to make it even better, so please vote for any features that you would like to see added.
I try different settings, but the calculator doesn't work.
Hi Jaroslaw - it's working OK here for me. Perhaps it's a propblem related to the specific route you are looking at - can you let me know which route you are looking at please and what settings you are using? Also, what browser you are using?
I've used Firefox so far (the latest version... ). Now I changed to Chrome and it works :)
It's working OK in Firefox here so it could be related to a plug-in you have installed. Chrome is our preferred browser though and is the one we use mostly for testing, so I'd recommend using that anyway.
i am getting this message while attempting to input my correct weight in the calorie calculator !!
Sorry, a system problem occured saving your Calorie Calculator settings
Hi John - I can't seem to be able to reproduce this problem here, so perhaps it depends on the settings you are entering. Can you let me know what route you are looking at please and what weight you are trying to enter? Also, are you using the desktop version of the site or the mobile site?
you can see the message in the attached pic , i am using a laptop , and chrome browser
Thanks John, but I can't see this image - I think perhaps it is has not been publicly shared. If you can let me know what route you are looking at though and what weight you are trying to enter I can try it with the same settings here.
I've made a separate thread for this question, but thought I'd add it here too:
When calculating calories for a cycle route, should the weight be the weight of the rider? Or should it be the full system weight, i.e. rider + bike + luggage?
Hi James - I think it allows for the bike but not luggage. Here's the additional information about how our calorie calcuator works:
Our Calorie Calculator estimates how many Calories you will burn using Metabolic Equivalent (MET) values from the Compendium of Physical Activities. The Compendium idenitifes the relative energy cost of undertaking various activities compared with doing nothing. We then combine this with your weight and the estimated duration of the activity, taking into account the length of the route and the hills involved, to estimate the total Calories burned.
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