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after starting a workout on Apple Watch, steps are not showing as using any calories walkerhan — Jan 04, 2017 12:30PM PST

this morning I walked around 6k steps, which was synced to MFP and showing as some extra calories. I then went to the gym and started a workout on my Apple Watch and burned 433 cal, after completing this the exercise section only showed burned cal as 433 and had set the steps to zero. Since then I have completed another free thousand steps and it still shows as zero. why after doing a workout are steps not included therefore making the cal burned inaccurate?

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Jan 05, 2017 09:43AM PST

Hey thanks for posting your question.

If you click on the iOS Calorie Adjustment line in your diary, and then on Extra Calories Earned, we can look at the iOS calories vs the MyFitnessPal Calories Burned. In order to see an adjustment the iOS number must be higher. When you add a workout entry, the program replaces your tracked activity and calorie burn with the calorie burn from that entry, to avoid receiving double credit for the activity. In your adjustment detail it gets added to the MyFitnessPal number, since it was not tracked by your iOS device, reducing your iOS calorie adjustment by the amount of your workout entry. If this makes the MyFitnessPal number greater the adjustment will go back to 0 until the iOS number once again passes it, however, if you look at your calculation at the top of the home screen, you will see that you are getting credit for the workout entry there.

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