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Map My Walk and MFP Calories Different? hkmcat1 — Jan 28, 2017 04:38PM PST

Why are the Activity Calories transferred to My Fitness Pal from Map My Walk always "Less Than" the Calories Burned within Map My Walk? EG. On one day; Map My walk shows 286 Calories Burned for an Activity whilst there are only 259 Calories Burned showing in MFP Exercise Area? A difference of 27 Calories? This discrepancy seems to occur every day I use Map My Walk?

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Best Answer Jan 29, 2017 12:14PM PST Logan


Thank you for contacting us with your question. When we view your account we are seeing that you are also using a Garmin as your all day calorie tracker. If you click on the Garmin Connect Calorie Adjustment line in your diary, and then on Extra Calories Earned, we can look at the Garmin Connect calories vs the MyFitnessPal Calories Burned. In order to see an adjustment the Garmin Connect number must be higher. When you add an MapMy or manual exercise 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 Garmin Connect device, reducing your Garmin Connect calorie adjustment by the amount of your individual exercise entry. If this makes the MyFitnessPal number greater the adjustment will go back to 0 until the Garmin Connect 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 individual exercise entry there.

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