Calories Per Minute CPM
Check out Fitdigits’s newest calorie metric, Calories Per Minute or CPM. This metric can be found as a default metric on the cardio dashboard for both the iOS and Android app and is especially useful if you are trying to lose weight by burning a targeted amount of calories from exercise during a specific length of time. It’s also a great way to compare your results and effort over time.
For example, if you want to burn 700 calories in 60 minutes, you should be targeting around 12 calories per minute because 700 cal / 60 min = 12 cpm. If you are short on time and need to burn 700 calories in 45 minutes, you should aim to exercise at 15.5 calories per minute because 700 cal / 45 min = 15.5. You’ll be working a lot harder to burn 700 in 45 minutes than you would in 60 minutes.
As you exercise, use CPM to guide your effort level. If you are targeting a CPM of 12 but your real-time average is 10.5, increase your effort. If your CPM is higher than 12, you can slow down or keep going to get those extra burned calories.
If you are using a different workout type such as bike or run, customize your dashboard to add CPM.
View your highest CPM’s from this month, this year, all workouts or define a custom length of time. Go to results -> My Best and choose your time period. (Photo 2). You can see from my own results that running and cycling reflect the highest CPM while Rollerblading and Stairmaster offer a bit lower. Spinning falls in the middle. Note these are not average CPMs; these are my highest CPMs or a personal best CPM by workout type.